Ira Glass on Storytelling
“The most important possible thing you can do is do a lot of work.” — Ira Glass, ‘On Good Taste’ - CurrentTV
Evacuation Underway in City; Transit to Be Shutdown
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered a mandatory evacuation of low-lying areas in New York City and said the city’s school system would be closed Monday. Bus, subway and commuter rail service in the city will also be halted in advance of the massive storm expected to hit the eastern third of the United States.
The mayor called for a mandatory evacuation of residents living in Zone-A by 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Why Good Design Is Finally A Bottom Line Investment
“A mix of factors, ranging from commoditization to evaporating barriers to competition, are conspiring to push design to the fore of business thinking.” — @fastcodesign
Designer Founders: Stories by designers who make tech-startups
A Kickstarter Project for a non-profit book of 35+ rare personal interviews with the founders of tech-startups who have various design backgrounds…
We hope these firsthand stories will inspire generations of designers to make tech startups whose successin business creates positive social impact. But we need your help to make this spark real and tangible. Backing us on Kickstarter will enable us to make our book and then give it away to students worldwide for free.
The Reading Edge™
The limitations of today’s screen-based media impose many restrictions on web typography. Even if a designer understands these limitations, the large majority of typefaces available for web use were not designed for that purpose. Crafted with the same level of care as the rest of Font Bureau’s library, the Reading Edge™ (RE) series is a collection of web fonts that helps alleviate this tension between refined typography and the screen.
Wanted: MacBook Pro with Retina Display
A Retina display with 5.1 million pixels. An all-flash architecture. Quad-core Intel Core i7 processors. In a design that’s just 0.71 inch thin and 4.46 pounds. It’s not just the most advanced notebook we’ve ever made, it’s the most advanced Mac we’ve ever made.
Type is Everywhere
Type is everywhere. Every print publication, website, movie, advertisement and public message involves the creation or selection of a fitting typeface. Online, a rich and artistic typographical culture exists, where typefaces are created and graphic design seeps in to every image.
PBS ‘Off Book’ Channel on YouTube
The Book Cover Archive
For the purpose of appreciation and categorization
If you are in Brooklyn, stop by the Before I Die walls at the corner of Adams Street and the Fulton Street Mall, across from Borough Hall in Downtown Brooklyn. Some favorites on the wall so far: Before I die I want to… be a creator not a destroyer, get an ‘A’ in math, rally with the Occupy Wall Street movement, lose this damn weight, visit Africa, figure out women, swim around Manhattan, see my Mom free from pain, build a school, clean out the basement, eat mad tacos, get her back (someone else added: then go get her) (via Civic Center » Before I Die in Brooklyn)
So, I live and work in New York City now … here is a shot of my office building in Manhattan. Yeah, I have a window overlooking the city. Instant bad-ass status UNLOCKED. Just an FYI.