Erik Spiekermann feels that the World Cup presentation has been an embarassment to German design. I’m inclined to agree. The logo is a mess and that mascot looks like it belongs at a three-year old’s birthday party.
Hoefler & Frere-Jones released Verlag, a family of 30 sans serifs originally created for the Guggenheim Museum.
Researchers have deciphered the majority of symbols on an ancient device used to calculate astronomical positions. The early computer, known as the Antikythera Mechanism, was pulled out of a Roman shipwreck about a hundred years ago.
I’ve got good news and bad news and good news. And the good news is that you guys have managed to buy every major legislative body on the planet, and the courts are even with you. So you’ve done a great job there and you should congratulate yourself.
But you know the problem is – the bad news is that you’re up against a dedicated foe that is younger and smarter that you are and will be alive when you’re dead. You’re 55 years old and these kids are 17 and they’re just smarter than you. So you’re gonna lose that one.
But the good news is that you guys are mean sons of bitches and you’ve been figuring out ways of ripping off audiences and artists for centuries…..
Welcome to the prolonged media war of attrition. Maybe, the **AA’s should stop suing all of us and hire the odd person under-30.
For those interested in designing large-scale web applications, it’s worth taking a look at O’Reilly’s database war stories. They tap some of the larger real-world players for your reading enjoyment.
- Part 1: Second Life
- Part 2: Bloglines and Memeorandum
- Part 3: Flickr
- Part 4: NASA World Wind
- Part 5: Craigslist
- Part 6: O’Reilly Research
- Part 7: Google File System and BigTable
- Part 8: Findory and Amazon
- Part 9: Brian Aker of MySQL responds
The future human consciousness will not be stored in a flat file.
Ellen Lupton’s Thinking with Type should be on every designer’s bookshelf.
Cork’d is the online wine-app that I wanted to build last summer. My profile will follow shortly.