Digital Design and Art Direction

Font Crush of the Month

Face37's Bella is the Beyoncé of serif fonts: scandalously curvy and a little over-dressed for the party, but still a class act. Bodacious poster-weight fonts have been popular for a couple years now, but designer Rick Banks balances the extra junk in Bella’s trunk with refined and elegant hairlines, inspired in part by the extreme Read More

Back To The Future: The Weekender

Design Have you seen a poster in your subway station hyping “The Weekender”? It is a new interactive map that lives on the MTA’s website and gives updates about what track work is being done and station closures. There is a great article here detailing the ups and mostly downs of the original 1972 diagrammatic Read More

They Still Make Books

Field Trip Do you enjoy the printed page? If so, get to PS1 this weekend and check out The NY Art Book Fair. Over two hundred independent publishers of finely printed books, magazines, ‘zines, and artist edition books have gathered for your viewing pleasure. Tip: Take an empty bag with you since you are bound Read More

Finger Patintings

Field Trip If you are in New York City this weekend, be sure to stop by McNally Jackson Books at 1:00 PM. Pal Jorge Colombo will be signing copies of his new book “New York: Finger Paintings by Jorge Colombo”, which contain one hundred landscapes created on an iPhone. Cool stuff.

Stop it, Future!

Amazon announced a load of new products today–the Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch, and (strangely) the Kindle “no-touch”, but the real news here is Kindle Silk, their new “Split” browser built specifically for the Android-based Fire. Silk connects to Amazon’s cloud processors to do all the heavy lifting in loading pages, meaning smooth ‘n speedy browsing, Read More

Currently ranked #19

Field Trip I went to CitiField last night to catch a Mets game and had a blast. Best part? I got a Shack Burger from Shake Shack in a mere five minutes. Try doing that at the Madison Park location. The secret? When you are ranked #19 and it’s the end of the season, nobody Read More

We call it Sassooning

Add to queue Does the phrase “If we don’t look good, you don’t look good” ring a bell? It was the slogan for Vidal Sassoon, the man who created a world-renowned brand name for himself, as well as his salons, training academies, and his hair products. This documentary traces his rise and the revolutionary way Read More