All posts filed under: typography

selection of NZ Artisan honeys

Wild Thymes, Honey

I’ve been seduced by a terroirist network known as New Zealand Artisan Honey, made up of passionate beekeepers producing honeys in small, quality batches from specific varietal sources among some of New Zealand’s most spectactular locations.

links for 2008-02-22: Design to Inspire

More images of the show . (tags: moma art patterns scale nano informationvisualization technology ) Gotham » A Font We Can Believe In Obama’s main “change” banner font is Gotham, designed by Hoefler & Frere-Jones for GQ to be something that would look fresh, yet established, to have a credible voice to it. … Mission accomplish (tags: typography politics obama gotham fonts typeface ) Endemic – New Zealand Design Store online outpost of devonport, auckland, nz based Endemic, devoted to artist and designer made fashion, publications, art toys and a wide range of playful imaginings. (tags: playful design creative shopping newzealand endemic artbooks )

links for 2008-02-21: girls love fonts

Polymorphous Perversity I can’t help getting excited about FF Polymorph. This new typeface family by Stefanie Schwarz is inspired by characters from languages around the world. It morphs into 4 styles: decoration, serif, loop and interrupution and also 4 directions: north, south, east, west. Check out also detailed PDF of features and possibilities of Polymorph. (tags: fonts typeface design global typography) NYT: Sorry, Boys, This Is Our Domain THE prototypical computer whiz of popular imagination — pasty, geeky, male — has failed to live up to his reputation. Research shows that among the youngest Internet users, the primary creators of Web content (blogs, graphics, photographs, Web sites) are not misfits resembling the Lone Gunmen of “The X Files.” On the contrary, the cyberpioneers of the moment are digitally effusive teenage girls. (tags: culture gender internet socialnetworking tech web girls women computers)

NZ Notes: Sorry S.P…. I’m leaving you for Antipodes

I love bubbly beverages: Champagne and sparkling water are always my drinks of choice. Among the sparklers, Antipodes stands out. Coming from a deep natural aquifer to the surface in Whakatane, New Zealand, Antipodes has real mouth appeal. It’s less aggressively carbonated than my usual brew, San Pellegrino, and it’s easy on the eyes too. Dressed in classic Mrs. Eaves, Antipodes complements any table without overpowering it. The oviform bottle echoes the round beads streaming up when opened. It’s a happy thing to hold. I know, I know… you have issues with bottled water. I do too. But a girl’s gotta have a vice, and until I can pour sparkling from the tap, I’ll order the bottle. (When out… technically I could make my own at home.) If it makes you feel any better, Antipodes is the first premium water to be certified carbon neutral in production and export, and they plan to be carbon neutral to any table, hotel room or home anywhere in the world by 2008. Antipodes is currently served only in …

Loving Words

“Lower Case N, Standing on a Hill,” from classic Sesame Street My day started off with some of the brilliant skits and songs that instilled in me an early and abiding love for letters, letterforms and language: Lower-case N, Standing on a Hill from Sesame Street, Easy Reader and the Adventures of Letterman from Electric Company. I love learning that was Morgan Freeman, Gene Wilder, Joan Rivers and Zero Mostel. I’m feeling the urge to indulge in an extended experience. (Thanks, Panopticist!) Not long after, I discovered Hyperwords, an excellent FireFox extension that lets you select any word and translate it, look it up in a dictionary or thesaurus, shop it, search it, blog it, slice it through a tin can and still apply many more commands than I have time to explore right now. One especially handy feature is being able to select any currency amount and convert it on the fly. (Despite how painful it is to convert prices in [any currency] to U.S. dollars now.)

links for 2007-11-01: Looking at Things Differently

Eye-Fi Wireless Camera 2GB SD Memory Card This is brilliant – a 2GB SD card for your camera that automagically uploads images to flickr (and many more services) when on a wifi network. (Thanks Photojojo!) (tags: photography wifi wireless camera cool gadgets flickr mobile photo technology) Undercover Jun Takashi’s Brain Bag Definitely my it-bag for fall. (Thanks, Coolhunting!) (tags: brain handbag tactile squishy purse bag wool fashion) Video: Steven Heller on “Potus Typographicus” You can tell a lot about a government by its typography and graphic design… This wonderful video features Steven Heller analyzing George W’s typographic legacy. (tags: government georgew potus typographicus typography graphicdesign design communications)

The Principles of Uncertainty with Maira Kalman

Mocha cream cake from Maira Kalman’s mother’s bakery on Johnson Avenue in Riverdale, NY (see p.246-247), served at a celebration for the release of The Principles of Uncertainty at the NYPL. Do you engage with pleasure, curiosity, fun and celebration (with time for naps) in the face of the tragedy of the day? Do you want to? This is the book for you. Maira Kalman’s delightful new release, The Principles of Uncertainty, turns out to be a heavy book. Mostly physically. Kalman says it’s because the book is extensively inked: “all the colors are in there.” Even if you’ve been following this year-long illustrated journal at the New York Times, the high-resolution images of her gouache paintings are undeniably gorgeous in print. (Even more so in person at the Julie Saul Gallery through November 24, 2007.) Aside from the inherent pleasures of the portable printed format, the book offers a few bonuses to those already familiar with the images: A pull out “Map of the United States” by Kalman’s beautiful mother, Sara Berman, with instructions …

Michael Bierut: My Life as a Font

Small Talk No. 6 Michael Bierut: My Life as a Font Tuesday 13 March 2007 Bumble and bumble, 3rd floor auditorium 415 West 13th Street Between Ninth Avenue & Washington Street 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Wine & hors d’oeuvres reception 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Presentation Small Talks are intimate evenings featuring presentations by speakers who represent a broad spectrum of visual culture. Expose yourself to various passions, disciplines, ways of working, and ways of seeing. Join fellow members in the Bumble and bumble auditorium in the Meatpacking District (after wine and hors d’oeuvres in the library) for a series that is sure to inspire and inform. This event is SOLD OUT. There may be seats available for on-site registration on a first-come-first-served basis. Michael Bierut has been a partner in the New York office of Pentagram since 1990, ten years after beginning his career in New York as a designer for Vignelli Associates. He was president of AIGA’s New York Chapter from 1988 to 1990 and the president of AIGA National from 1998 to 2001. …

links for 2006-08-05

Love Made Visible blog highlighting beautfiul things and priya’s exquisite taste in design (tags: design blog fashion art shopping style trends) OrangeBeautiful lovely letterpress and bookbinding (tags: stationery letterpress paper invitations design print) SCENT of Colors japanese photo blog organized by colors, mostly floral and botanical (tags: pictures flowers colors photoblog blog plants images photography)