Archive for August, 2011

Seth Godin talks about Typography

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Typography; we see it everywhere (natch), and much of it sucks. Companies go through a lot of pain to match their typefaces to their brand, often unsuccessfully. Indeed, some typefaces invoke physical reactions in me (I can’t bear to read or write in Times New Roman and Comic Sans gives me this face). In the below linked post, Seth Godin (marketing guru, computer scientist and philosopher) takes a swipe at bad typography (including a favorite gripe of mine, SAFETY signs) and points out the excellent “Typekit“.

http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2011/08/the-web-hates-typography.html

The rest of his blog is worth reading too.

Sam Spratt – an awesome artist

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Really loving this stuff! Sam is a very talented artist who illustrates for Gawker etc. Check out his rage face series!

http://samspratt.com/

http://sam spratt.tumblr.com/archive

Vacation

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Haven’t had a vacation for ages, not sure how I’ll cope, but hoping that Italy will be fun. It’s some sort of post-modern sickness to find the idea of not working quite disconcerting.

A new blog on technical writing

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

My colleague Fer has recently started blogging here. He’s an excellent writer and the blog looks great so fer er far.