18 April 2008
Here's some more global green! Check out Ann Demeulemeester's green boutique in Seoul, Korea. Designed by Minsuk Cho of MassStudies. All I can say is WOW!!!! Click here for a slideshow and click here for more examples of modern greenery in retail environments.
17 April 2008
A shortlist of cool and free downloadable fontssssssss, yeah!
Despite its prominence, Arial and other de-facto fonts just aren’t attractive enough for most designers. Fortunately, there are a number of foundries that create some truly impressive fonts, and are happy to share them with others. We’ve highlighted 101 of them here, but keep in mind that many request that you provide credit or at least ask for permission for commercial use.
14 April 2008
11 April 2008
08 April 2008
Yes yes, another two or three weeks and then we're offf again. Portugal this year, yihaaa. If you missed out on tickets for this event, I'll be posting and reporting extensively like last year, I can allready tell what's to come: a Group94 workshop, and some of my favorites like North Kingdom, Hello Hikimori, Scott Hansen, Hi-Res ... I still can't believe that somebody can organise an event with a program filled with such a large set of breakthrough behavior designers
A wi-fi, a wi-fi, my kingdom for a wi-fi
07 April 2008
FontStruct is a free font-building tool brought to you by the world’s leading retailer of digital type, FontShop. FontShop lets you quickly and easily create fonts constructed out of geometrical shapes, which are arranged in a grid pattern, like tiles or bricks.
03 April 2008
02 April 2008
Finally, Professor Erik Spiekermann has received the recognition he deserves. The information architect and ‘father of fonts’ has become a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) on the diplomatic list for services to the global development of type.
Professor Spiekermann when interviewed by The Times said the Queen was very relaxed and even joked, saying “I’m not sure this is justified”. When asked whether he was surprised by the honour, Sir Erik replied,
“No, not at all; it’s about bloody time.”
I’m sure you’d all like to join with me in congratulating Sir Erik.
This great news comes just days after Spiekermann was appointed to Microsoft’s board of Directors. He’ll be serving as their new Director of Fonts for a record $1.2m salary.