Archive for October, 2008

Infect Different

As it is Halloween time, I intend to post a few aptly themed posts. In this video we all get to see how the VIRUS finaly got to the Mac. Beware! Beware…!

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Thobias

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LitteraLund

For the rest of the week yours truly will be doing some blogging for the LitteraLund childrens book festival. You can follow it via the blogg here. You can also see updates on Sydsvenskans teen site, Nellad.se.

Thobias

The Colour of Magic

I‘ve been looking forward to this for so long! Let’s hope it is a good movie, in spite of this book being, in my opinion, one of the weakest in the series…

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Tourist, Rincewind decided, meant “idiot”.

— (Terry Pratchett, The Colour of Magic)

Let’s just say that if complete and utter chaos was lightning, he’d be the sort to stand on a hilltop in a thunderstorm wearing wet copper armour and shouting ‘All gods are bastards’.

— Rincewind discussing Twoflower (Terry Pratchett, The Colour of Magic)
Thobias

Tasty Typography

I just had to share this excellent video on typography. Explains names and basic idea of typography rather well.

Men who would letterspace blackletter would shag sheep

~ Frederick Goudy ~

Thobias

Jason Calacanis at Open Coffee Athens XV

Jason Calacanis, love him or hate him, is definitely a very successful entrepreneur. And he is also extremely generous about giving advise to you entrepreneurs in the making. I stumbled across this video of him giving a speech at the Open Coffee Athens XV. Yes, the video concentrates on Greece, but everything he is saying can apply to Europe as a whole. We do focus to much on the negatives, and we do spurn people who have failed. We shouldn’t! By working together and innovate and just plain daring to do, we could even beat the US in the Web 2.0 market.

 

 

It is time for us to start daring and doing!

Bottom line: Your first idea is rarely your best.

The first step in a journey is never the best either! Most folks hit their stride two hours into the marathon. Don’t be afraid to nuke your first idea and run with your second–or third, forth or fifth.

Evolution is the revolution.

Jason Calacanis

 

Thobias

Celebrity Font Art

Taking a history class on fonts, design and typography I started poking around on the net for interesting things concerning the subject. One thing I came across was these amazing font art celebrities. They are adds for a Brazilian newspaper, Folha de S. Paulo, and absolutely brilliant. I don’t know it it is a good add campaign or not, but I think it is fun at least. Enjoy!

 

 

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

 

 

James Dean

James Dean

 

 

Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando

 

 

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

 

 

Most people think typography is about fonts. Most designers think typography is about fonts. Typography is more than that, it’s expressing language through type. Placement, composition, typechoice. Information is language. Typography is about language.  The web is language.  Who has a writing budget ?


Language has structure :

     words –> sentences

 sentences –> paragraphs

paragraphs –> groupings

 groupings –> sections

  sections –> document


Documents have a conceptual structure, made visible by headings, subheadings, paragraphs, lists, tables ; all chunks of information. In separating content and presentation, we’re losing art direction. 

~ Mark Boulton ~

Thobias

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