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The Dumbing of America
What’s with the non-point point that seems so popular in America these days? It seems that alongside the health care debate (or ANY political issue) quickly becoming a one-sided screaming match, discourse these days has regressed to schoolyard tattle telling. Why bother having an intelligent discussion or even bother bringing any points to the table when you can simply yell louder than the...
Best TV night ever
Ken Burn’s National Parks vs Gossip Girl.
Death of William Safire
Whatever you thought of his politics- this is an aesthetics blog, and his On Language columns in the Times Magazine were always among the most elegant layouts. Additionally, whichever word he was featuring that week was printed as the header in new and original typefaces. It was one of the only places I can think of that featured a new typographic drawing every week. From my earlier quote...
I have spent a ridiculous amount of time at the Center for Architecture here in Philly in the last week, and have therefore spent a lot of time at the AIA bookstore there. These are my new two favorite books that I cannot afford because I have to buy text books first. Anyone in need of good, small, pretty affordable design inspiration books, I highly suggest these. Ken Cato’s The...
“at the bottom of this letterhead are the words “wir schreiben alles klien, denn wir sparen damit zeit.” translated this means “we write everything small, thus saving time.” designed by herbert bayer, this letter head is under the ownership of james phillips williams of amassblog. lower caps does save time. especially when one has to write in german.” graphichug
Typography has one plain duty before it and that is to convey information in...– http://butdoesitfloat.com/71789
Thursday, August 27, 2009 sorry your bike got stolen. its beautiful. when some guy offered it to me for 40 bucks, i didnt even think twice. i was drunk, missing my bike and figured if not me, someone else would buy it anyways. also, my bike got stolen last week. who knows, maybe you bought it for 40 bucks from some guy on the street. so if you see me riding it, feel free to say hey. maybe we...
You will forever live in the shadow of Mr...
What would Andy think of this? It may actually be full circle, the ultimate selling out- shilling for J Crew. I think he would approve. Via Jean, who called me at 11 at night freaking the fuck out because she came home and saw the catalog on her kitchen table. Love you. Update: BMore Art Blog just posted this Warhol quote of the week. “Being good in business is the most fascinating...
Tax Non-Profit Arts Institutions!
Why wouldn’t you fill the budget gap by taxing the very same institutions whose funding you have just cut? “You take an 11-week extension on your term paper, and all you come up with is this? Harrisburg, you flunk.”
Recent works from Gerhard Richter, via But Does it Float Over-painted photographs.
Field and Stream
I think I have posted about this before, but I used to work at this job where we had a subscription to Field and Stream and I was always blown away by their layout. November issue layouts, from Grid.
Jane on Top
Planetizian surveyed its readers and compiled a list of the top 100 Urban Thinkers. Jane is on top, Olmsted beat Burnham, L’Enfant beat Haussmann. And Robert Moses made the top 25. Most surprising to me, Andres Duany is number 2? Really? And Witold Rybczynski isn’t on this list at all. Top 25, below, the rest are here. TOP URBAN THINKERS 1Jane Jacobs 2Andrés Duany ...
Pruned has an awesome lineup of clouds in random places.
Seriously, bookmark this Tumblr
marcandoelcamino: Cunit, Tarragona
What to do with Phone Booths?
Vancouver’s Contexture Design turned a phonebooth into a conceptual shelter for homeless people. ” For many homeless people without the benefit of a cell phone, the public phone booth is an important amenity to connect beyond local neighborhoods. We see the loss of the phone booth as a loss of public infrastructure in our cities. Our design reshapes that public facility by...
Open Air Typography
Via Typography Served
School is Hard
I just spent five and a half hours drawing one building. Im sunburned and my vision is veiled with a glowing white grid of brick mortar. But my cornices are perfect.
Historic Preservation Enters the Realm of Creepy
There are a lot of varying and disparate theories on how best to preserve buildings. Especially “vernacular” examples that really have limited historical significance. But I find this women really creepy. The idea that houses can be collected is odd, but there are people like Richard H. Jenrette who have the means to save houses and I guess that is admirable. But driving around,...
marcandoelcamino: Súria, Barcelona
TAL: My World War Too
I cannot begin to describe how weird, unsettling, unique and fascinating I find this. I’d almost like it if it was one, long, acted-out performance art piece. -J
A case for why graphics help make complicated...
From Good Magazine whose caption is “So hopefully that cleared up any lingering questions you had.”
This guy. -J
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Fatty Fat Fattie
Which given the actual article is some what like Life & Style’s bad habit of ridiculous headlines (Some Actor Stabbed to Death!) that are only loosely related to the actual article (Some Actor goes out on the town after shooting a scene in which the character he plays get stabbed!). Also, this font makes me think of some 70s-80s cartoon show. Not Electric Company or School House...
Down With Blockbusters! Up With
“…When everyone and everything was jammed together in one place, you couldn’t tell art from documents, artists from curators, artists from writers, writers from editors, writers or editors or artists from activists, galleries from zines, zines from Web sites, or people who were there from people who weren’t. In other words, total confusion. Fabulous. Suddenly contemporary art was...
Cole, Rood & Haan part deux
It is raining buckets here which has made me uninterested in auditing the class I was going to go to, so instead I am trolling the internet and in catching up @ the Selby I found a shoot he did for various NYC entrepreneurs in collaboration with Cole, Rood & Haan. I think it is basically hip entrepreneurs in their shops wearing Cole, Rood & Haan shoes, but like usual, great pictures. ...
Cole, Rood, and Haan.
Apparently Cole and Haan had a third partner, Rood, and he was super fashionable. And I want all his boots. Although I want the men’s ones more. As usual. Trafton Cole, William Rood & Eddie Haan were craftsmen of fine shoes in 1920s Chicago who took a chance by starting their own company. As a tribute to their timeless vision and entrepreneurial spirit, we re-introduce Cole, Rood...
Touring vs Racing
I have a racing bike. It is a men’s frame, it is too big for me, but I have had it forever and I love it to death. I probably shouldn’t even be saying this out loud. But then there was this article in the NY Times today, and I went to get some grease at the bike shop and I saw this. In yellow. And I mean, I ride all the time in skirts and i can get a front basket and yeah I wont...
Reading 101: Divided Cities
If you have some money and want to read an awesome book, get this. I just heard Jon Calame talk for two hours and he was amazing. He has some incredibly interesting and unfamiliar views on what leads to spacialized urban segregation, and although his case studies are specifically dealing with “ethnic” segregation, through writing the book, he found that the same set of...
Garance ♥ Yasmin
Wanna listen to people talking about typography? Wanna listening while perched in front of your tiny, tiny computer? Wanna waste a whole day? Sounds swell, I know, but Type Radio actually has a pretty great collection of interviews with current designers. Each hits around the 20-minute mark so there’s enough time to get into the nitty gritty (if there is such a thing when it comes to font...
Keep it to the Left.
So it’s under Creative Commons, but that still doesn’t tell me where I can buy one. -J Edit: You have to ask the man himself. Politely.