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This Ebert paragraph should be taught in film school.
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4 days ago
Bookmania – Typographica
A staggeringly broad and detailed take on the bookman genre.
typeface  typography  tobuy  fun  serif  *****  history 
5 days ago
Thresholds of Silence by Kester Freriks (Works That Work magazine)
When you think about aircraft noise pollution, the first thing that comes to mind is often the roar of planes in the sky overhead, but as we cross the polder, we can hear the annoying low-frequency drone called ground-level noise. This is the rumbling din produced mainly during take-off, a noise that propagates just over the surface of the earth. When Schiphol planned the construction of its longest runway, the 3.8km (2.4 mi.) Polderbaan, they publicised its outlying location as a measure that would reduce the impact of ground-level noise on the surrounding communities, but in the end the problem was actually exacerbated. Ground-level noise, particularly in Hoofddorp, but also to the north in Halfweg, Spaarndam and Beverwijk, and even 28km (17.4 mi.) from Schiphol in Castricum, became a perpetual nuisance that ignited years of discussion regarding environmental norms and governmental regulations.

Ground-level noise is notoriously difficult to control, defying conventional sound barriers, but in this agricultural area, farmers have known for centuries that a ploughed field with deep furrows produces a deep, restful silence. By contrast, the flat, dense polder serves as an enormous soundboard, especially in winter when the ground is hard and bare. Jet engines on the Polderbaan, straining at full power to take off, send a booming roar surging out across a level plain that features no hills, valleys or other obstacles to hinder it.
airport  airplane  aeriality  landscape  sound  noise  pollution  europe  netherlands  ***** 
5 days ago
Learn by Numbers: Eleven Lessons Taught Only in Design School: Design Observer
Good list.

"9. Design is not “problem solving.”
This conceit is a historical artifact from the mid-20th century when design adopted the science/rational speak infecting all parts of society, particularly business. Shrewdly, design recognized a change in rhetoric was necessary to appear like sober “designocrats” and not a batch of graphic beatniks. It’s a clumsy distancing from “making art,” which binary-minded designers regard as the opposite.

Though we’re way past that era, the problem-solving trope still rolls right off designers’ collective tongues. Problems are found in math, where, unlike design, there’s one solution. If you’re a reductio ad absurdum aficionado, all design is definable as problem solving. So are most pursuits. Design education offers relevant, practical, and inspiring alternatives models for design activity."
counterintuitive  list  design  education  ***  advice  modernism 
5 days ago
Bold Monday - independent font foundry of high quality type
"Trio Grotesk is Florian Schick’s personal interpretation of Kaart Antieke — an early 20th century sans-serif used by Piet Zwart in his famous, yet never officially published essay about modern typography called ‘Van oude tot nieuwe typografie’."
typography  sans  grotesk  *****  tobuy  rounded 
5 days ago
The New York Times Magazine's 25 songs issue - Creative Review
Using several variants of Henrik Kubel’s New Grotesk Round, the type-heavy issue also includes a photo series from artist JR, portraits by Landon Nordeman and Christaan Felber and an illustration of Kendrick Lamar by Jesse Draxler (above).
typography  inspiration  ****  nytimes  design  graphic.art 
5 days ago
DSType Foundry
Awesome sans with ligatures galore.
typography  fun  sans  rounded  ****  tobuy 
5 days ago
HWT Gothic Round™ - Webfont & Desktop font « MyFonts
Inspired by the sans serif typefaces of the late nineteenth century, Ecam manages to create a very efficient system, while avoiding dated references. Designed as the ideal tool for creating complex typographic compositions, it offers a strong contrast between the understated elegance of its thinest versions (hairline) and the loud presence of its heaviest weights (Black). Ecam can indeed be a very efficient tool for functional design, or a typographic subject in itself, eager to express a lyricism full of contrasts.

To add a touch of extravagance, a set of swash capitals and ligatures come as an ideal finishing touch to customise titles and compositions in the blink of an eye.
typography  tobuy  *****  fun  rounded  serif  grotesk 
5 days ago
Ecam | LongType
"Inspired by the sans serif typefaces of the late nineteenth century, Ecam manages to create a very efficient system, while avoiding dated references. Designed as the ideal tool for creating complex typographic compositions, it offers a strong contrast between the understated elegance of its thinest versions (hairline) and the loud presence of its heaviest weights (Black). Ecam can indeed be a very efficient tool for functional design, or a typographic subject in itself, eager to express a lyricism full of contrasts.

To add a touch of extravagance, a set of swash capitals and ligatures come as an ideal finishing touch to customise titles and compositions in the blink of an eye."
typography  sans  tobuy  ***  grotesk  rounded 
5 days ago
Cheap and Easy Band Saw Advice
The Rockwell Delta 14" is all you need to know.
woodworking  tobuy  *****  home 
5 days ago
LTR Salmiak | LettError
"Carefully LettError took Salmiak off the shelf, dusted the outlines off, collected all the bits that had fallen off and glued them back on. The new OpenType Salmiak contains none of the features it would have had it been born today. But it has a full characterset, new kerning, useful things like Unicode and so on. So it feels pretty chuffed and proud. It said goodbye to its old shelf and is ready to take on the world. Again."
typeface  typography  fun  tobuy  ***  serif 
5 days ago
Village: Arbor
"...the source was Rob Roy Kelly’s book of woodtype samples, and the glyphs were the D and H from Caslon’s ‘Italian’ of the 1820s. Instead of further investigating the Caslon face, I set about making my own type, making the serifs and their horizontal brethren the heavy parts of the letters. The results could not be more dissimilar to a genuine Italian, which literally reversed all weight conventions from ‘regular’ typefaces, resulting in what can be fairly described as crazy.

Arbor is my channeling of an idea from the Italian style, resulting in a new, and entirely un-Italian, typeface."
typography  typeface  tobuy  **  fun  serif 
5 days ago
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Paul Carlyle & Guy Oring, Letters and Lettering, 1943
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Our first new album in 8 years, entitled 'Music For The Age Of Miracles' is out on 22 Sept!

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RIP John Friedmann--scholar, teacher and friend--his ideas will live on. Words of wisdom below from a 2009 intervi…
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Conference speaker is the guest for episode 6 of ’s Dissection/Typographics podcast series:…
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The juxtaposition of these two tweets *chef kissing his fingers*
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The "organized loneliness" of totalitarianism, the limits of empathy in its common instantiations, the possibilitie…
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I'm gonna try to live my life like Mookie Wilson ... thinking about dinosaurs.
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Freya dancing (watercolour) hopefully turning these into a series
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How many millions were spent investigating how Benghazi could happen? The solution by the GO…
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Trump releases budget hitting his own voters hardest - POLITICO
It's what they voted for. Nothing will change until they care more about being poor than they do about being white.
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This is an important fact which maybe isn't as widely known as it should be. Explains why Obama acted as he did.
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As my friend pointed out, "wrong side of humanity" is a much better phrase than "wrong side of history"
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Agreed! Now about your continued budget proposals to destroy Medicaid, S-CHIP, SNAP, and so forth...
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Strict voter ID laws are just poll taxes by another name.
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Hear that, Americans? Iranians were on the streets last night. Celebrating democracy. But we ally with Saudi Arabia…
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when I'm minding my business and people tell me to smile
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Gratitude for Invisible Systems - The Atlantic
I want to read anything by on the power of collective systems for building democracy:
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8. And then there is this:
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"I wouldn't consider myself a feminist but I do believe that we all [insert the exact definition of feminism here]"
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great, challenging thread on the privelege of proclaiming that a trend is dead👇
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My raccoon swarm behavior works. I basically programmed how to act like an asshole.
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6 weeks ago
Counter lies with emotions, not facts.
Figuring out how to counter falsehoods is going to mean assessing how lies benefit the people telling them. Do the things they believe without evidence make them feel safe? Do they make them feel moral? Do these beliefs contribute to a sense of being superior and unassailable? At the one-on-one level, figuring that out is going to help you more than issuing a verbal correction. Writer Alexandra Erin recommends focusing on feelings—not just any feelings, of course, since in our current climate, any grief or anger that's not wearing a Make America Great Again hat is liable to garner hostility, ridicule, and a “snowflake” accusation—but specifically the feeling of safety. Olga Khazan, writing in the Atlantic, suggests reinforcing shared values.

If someone says that the Muslim ban is OK because all terrorists are Muslim, it might be more worth it to ask about his or her fear of terrorism than to rail against the falsehood about terrorists. That can yield a more useful conversation. What’s really going to make them safer? How much safety is really possible, and what are we willing to trade for it? We should probably all practice saying, “There’s no evidence for that, but the important thing is … ” and “Well, I disagree, but let’s say you’re right. What about … ” without choking.
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6 weeks ago
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Remember: Black southerners are aliens. White southerners are "the South." Even in a majority black city.
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The Huckabee quote would have ended his career ten years ago.
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This sister explained the reason single payer better in 90 seconds than I've most in hours (including me).
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Was taking a pic of Trump and Snoop Dogg at Frieze and Martha Stewart walks up like this
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I talked to someone at a rape crisis center who said she used to tell survivors to forego STD tests or…
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This Pikachu dancer's costume started to deflate and it looked like the dancer was urgently bundled off by governme…
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It is genuinely remarkable how much Donald Trump's election has normalized outright racism.
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Beckett | A2-TYPE
Designed for the Faber & Faber series of book covers ‘Samuel Beckett Complete Works’. This face originates from machine-cut era wood type, characterised by a hard edge that creates immediate impact on any surface.
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8 weeks ago
Rembrandt van Rijn (Leiden 1606-Amsterdam 1669) - Self-Portrait in a Flat Cap
Here he is in 1642, at the age of 36. As with many of Rembrandt's paintings, the one we see obscures earlier, unfinished works. This panel, for instance, holds two previous self-portraits: one from a decade before and the other from perhaps the late 1630s. The hat he's wearing in this painting appears in some of the other self-portraits I've covered, most notably 24/100, where it sports a snazzy gold chain. Rembrandt's opted for a more austere, self-confident presentation here. But that earring tho.
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Income gains going to top 1% in
1954-7: 5%
1975-9: 25%
2009-12: 95%
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Cookies are Not Accepted - New York Times
Income gains going to top 1% in
1954-7: 5%
1975-9: 25%
2009-12: 95%
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Incidentally, I re-read this old post today (ht & ) and it was oddly refr…
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Join me in supporting the reissue of the beautiful (and poignant) EPA
Graphic Standards book!…
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In which people continue to mock lighter-than-air flight w/o realizing it's already critical part of border securit…
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This Forshaw Abercrombie London graphic from 1943 is so beautiful. I also love the yellow dot 'press'. Fleet St.
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. at typography session: "We should think of type as a fluid space."
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Eerdmans Mobile
There's a wonderful little children's book (loosely) based on this note.
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Dieter Rams 10 Principles of Design

*Updated Edition 2017
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Could anyone ID these American travel posters? Each one seems to rep a city/landmark with an illustrated cap. Image…
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Being a citizen in the smart city: Scaffold of smart citizen participation by &
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11 weeks ago
Washington Monthly | Terminal Sickness
Airlines need to be broken up and re-regulated. This piece by and Phil Longman is essential reading.
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We're not your customers, we're your boss.
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march 2017
Ending the Empathy Gap | Jacobin
Good response to the inhumane pieces elitist liberals have been writing since the election
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This is a huge story. If true, it's likely the largest massacre of civilians by the U.S. military since Vietnam. An…
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Designer Kara Zichittella talks about her typographic projects >
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wow bad news for the president
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march 2017
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I just keep watching this video I love it so so much. Perfume Genius - Slip Away (Official Music Video)
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Yep. For many, the open expression of racism is a mark of authenticity and trustworthiness.
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In considering the Affordable Care Act, House held 79 hearings over the course of a year, heard from 181 witnesses…
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