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I’ve got an Opus to play with!

Yes, I’ve been able to borrow a Cybook Opus ereader from a company called Riidoo in Malmö. I will take a few days to test it out and then publish my thoughts on it.

I just thought I’d let you know!

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As a caterpillar becomes a butterfly, so

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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

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

[via Geeks are Sexy & Walyou]

September Update

So, I thought maybe it was time for a general update of things. As you might have seen I recently went pro on Flickr and updated for the entire summer. Sorry about that, but my internet connection over the summer was really sucky…

Found it a bit lurky…

Found it a bit lurky…

In other news: I am attending the Book and Library con in Gothenburg this year. It should be a lot of fun, and hopefully the TwilightShadows will contain a full report soon! If I see anything really interesting I might tweet it and/or throw up some pictures on Flickr from the con, so check that out as well. Adding to this I am conscidering working at the LitteraLund childrens book festival. I think I might actually.

If you’ve lived in a bag for the last year or so you might have missed a new internet star called Jonathan Coulton, or JoCo. He is as indie as you get, since he is entirely self-published and adding insult to the RIAA’s injury, started by giving his music away as a podcast! If you haven’t checked him out you really should. Head on over to his site, or look him up in the iTunes Store. I recommend ‘Code Monkey’, ‘Creepy Doll’, ‘First of May’ and ‘Furry Lobster’. But there are many more! This is the new generation musicians, and man does it rock!

The Culture Night in Lund turned into somewhat of a fiasco for me. First of, my personal demons were acting up, and that didn’t help matters. But also, I’ve never been before so I did not realise that most of the western world would be there… So here’s a recipe for success: Look through the info and decide what you want to see or do. Next, show up in advance! Up to one hour in certain cases. The ‘Edith Piaf’ concert was sold out when I arrived 20 minutes in advance… I’m planning on attending next year to, but I will be more ready this time!

And finally; every last Sunday of the month ‘The Bishops Arms’ in Lund holds an Irish session. This is where Irish folk musicians come to the pub and sit around and play and sing together. Anyone can join in. Price of admission? The price of a drink in the bar! It’s awesome and it is truly recommended by The TwilightShadows.

In all institutions from which the cold wind of open criticism is excluded, an innocent corruption begins to grow like a mushroom – for example, in senates and learned societies.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

Thobias

Elephants Dream

Due to “public demand” I have decided to post Elephants Dream here too. It is not as good looking as Big Buck Bunny, however it is interesting in many ways. Partly because of the open ended and rather mind bending story. The visual do take you on a journey through the mind. The other reason is that it is the worlds first Open Movie.

Enjoy!

Thobias

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more about “Elephants Dream“, posted with vodpod

It’s time

After having bloged for a while for a group, and as an individual in that group, I’ve become more and more interessted in a personal blog. Why? you might ask. Well, frankly, I like Facebook very much, but it requires people to be on Facebook to see it. I tried my hand at MySpace, but still have not managed to accomplish anything… Then there has been Yahoo! 360º, the less said the better.

So why on WordPress rather than, say Blogger, which incidentally hosts my other blogs. Well, WordPress is all the rage at the moment, and as a techie who love to boldly go where everyone else is going…, I had to try.

Hopefully this blog will reflect a little bit of me, and my take on the world as we go along. I hope you will enjoy it, I certainly will.

 Tobias