The Godfather Wars, a recent Vanity Fair article, goes along way towards describing what was necessary to get the first Godfather movie off the ground. I can’t image what the film would’ve been like with some of the original studio demands.
Many Eyes is a project from IBM that seeks to “democratize” visualization and create a social kind of data analysis. Upload your own data set or use one of the theirs to create a variety of different visualizations.
MIT backs free access to scientific papers. It’s a step in the right direction. Even if it’s a year or two after publication, it beats some of the exorbitant fees that you have to pay now.
Three video clips about the design process of a book. C.S. Richardson briefly explains the history of book design, interior layout and cover design. One of his most important points is that good book design is invisible.
A review of The Wayfinding Handbook. I’d like to see a copy before buying, but it looks like a good addition to the collection.
Bookkake, for those that love dirty books. Awesome name, and good idea for a small publishing venture.
The Periodic Table of Typefaces. I have to admit that I like the concept, but the science nerd in me has issues with the execution. The shape roughly resembles the original table, but it fails to make any discernible connection between the typefaces.
Formula One user interfaces. A quick peek at a few iterations of F1 steering wheels, if you can call still call them wheels.