The Demise of ‘Form Follows Function’ →
In ye olden days when form did follow function, you could guess roughly how to use an object from its appearance. But our ability to work out how to download and play music on a Shuffle is largely determined by the design quality of the software that operates it — the “user interface” in geek-speak, or “U.I.” If the “U.I.” is well designed, you should be able to use the device so intuitively that...
Good Magazine Infographics Collection →
All of the infographics featured in GOOD magazine are now collected together in one photo set on Flickr. Beautiful work.
Font Shirts →
I’ll take a white Helvetica Bold in medium, please.
Plural Design →
Not only is the work of Plural Design top notch, the fact that their site’s navigation is animated without Flash is even more impressive.
Shane Horn Graphic Design & Illustration →
Strong portfolio from the recently graduated Shane Horn.
The New Yorker Cover Drawn on iPhone →
This week’s cover of The New Yorker was drawn using the iPhone application, Brushes. I should really get this app.
Rethink Design →
A really great resource for graphic designers on how to keep their work as environmentally friendly as possible. They have some nice tools, like the Project Sizer, that helps size your projects to use as little paper as possible.
Interesting video on sustainability from IDEO. I have a feeling we’ll be hearing more and more of this kind of thing.
Really nice modern graphic design. I’m definitely keeping this one bookmarked for inspiration.
DSLR Remote iPhone App →
If Apple approves this (and I don’t see why they wouldn’t) this could be an amazing app that I would love to try out.
Joe Kutilek 2009 Reel →
Most creative reel I have ever seen.
Frank Lloyd Wright LEGO Sets →
I wish I could’ve built the The Guggenheim and Fallingwater with Lego when I was a kid.
Message in What We Buy, but Nobody’s Listening →
Suppose a young man, after listening to the specifications of the newest iPhone or hearing about a BMW’s “Servotronic variable-ratio power steering,” says to himself, “Those features sound awesome.” Here’s Dr. Miller’s translation: “Those features can be talked about in ways that will display my general intelligence to potential mates and friends, who will bow down before my godlike...
Sounds of Summer: A Summer Mix
Sounds of Summer features features sixteen songs, ranging in styles from pop to acoustic to rock that give the vibe of summer, whether its a cool breeze or the heat of the sun. Here is the track listing. Amaisie – Joshua Blankenship Write it Down – Bleach Flowers – David Vandervelde 15 Step – Radiohead Where Do I Go From Here? – Relient K Heartbreaker – The Lonely Hearts Closer to Love –...
2009 Logo Trends →
Some of these are actually really nice.
More Photos of the Selgas Cano Offices →
Related to yesterday’s post. I’d love to work in an environment like this.
Trailer for Sherlock Holmes →
I don’t know how this could be a bad film; my hopes are pretty high.
A new photojournalism blog from The New York Times.
Interview With Philip Glass →
Philip Glass: The kind of music I was doing in the Seventies was very radical. The structure became the music itself. It became identical. In that way it was closer in a way to maybe Jasper Johns was painting and I was very influenced by his painting — when Jasper Johns did a painting of a flag, he painted a flag. So the question is: is it the flag or is it the painting of the flag? In the same...
Let’s Hear It for Quiet Design →
Alice Rawsthorn: But there are also examples of design that come to mean just as much to us more subtly, by dint of being intelligent, elegant and appropriate. This is what I call “quietly good design,” because it is neither showy nor spectacular, just gently pleasing.
Trailer for "The Road" →
The first trailer for the movie adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. I haven’t read this one yet, but I loved both the book and movie for No Country For Old Men, so I have high hopes.
More on this year's WWDC →
John Gruber: My gut feeling is that we’ve seen the last Steve Jobs keynote address. I don’t like the sound of this.
Beautiful short stop-animation piece commissioned by the AIGA for the Compost Modern conference. (via design*sponge)
Apple announces 2009 WWDC Keynote →
And no Steve Jobs.
Interview with Ellen Lupton →
Ellen Lupton: It goes way back in my history, that I’ve always used design as a tool for getting out a message, and I feel that lots of people can and do that whether we like it or not. And I came of age in the moment of desktop publishing, when designers were worried that our industry would be destroyed because secretaries had Times Roman. You know, it was like a new moment for people to even...
Q&A with Daniel Eatock →
Great interview with a designer whose gotten a lot of press in the recent months.
Sentinel: New Typeface from HF&J →
For everyone who wishes Clarendons had italics, and everyone whose favorite slab serif is shy a few weights: Sentinel was designed for you. The new typeface from the folks who brought us Gotham is simply beautiful.
Shake Your Tree Today →
Photographer Chase Jarvis provides a list of 22 things photographers should do. Most of them apply to all creative fields, but its a really great list nonetheless.
Gallery of Default Anonymity →
I’m actually surprised by how much room for creativity there is in something as simple as this.
25 Logos With Hidden Messages →
The cleverness of the Big Ten Conference logo just blows my mind.
Shifting Gears →
Moving this blog to a secondary position will allow me to focus more on writing well as opposed to writing a lot. I will no longer worry if I haven’t updated in a week or two weeks. No sense writing if there is nothing to write about, right? Today marks some big changes to the way I blog. My other blog is taking a back seat and will now focus on lengthy, thought-out articles updated much less...