Inspired by the previous entry, I had to look up whether somebody’s put together a periodic table of the commonly agreed beer styles.
And sure enough periodicbeer.com delivers the goods.
Typeset in the Future is an impressive analysis of the typography of the future, as shown in classic science fiction films.
The pace is appropriately slow for such thorough articles:
And that’s where I have bad news, I’m afraid. It’s not Eurostile. It’s not even Eurostile’s daddy, Microgramma. According to conceptual designer Gavin Rothery, it’s actually Microstyle.
WB logo 1923-2014. And onwards, doubtless.
Practical Typography is a freely available book on the theory and applications of typography.
Well-written, lengthy and not naggy at all about compensation.
You can still make good typography with system fonts. But choose wisely. And never choose times new roman or Arial, as those fonts are favored only by the apathetic and sloppy.
Empire’s collection of hundred movie-related shirts is a fine place to start extending the collection (I own one of these thus far).
Hummingbird takes on centuries of sheet music tradition.
And while it is on the aesthetically pleasing side, it’s hard to imagine the establishment suddenly abandoning their set-in-stone ways and embracing the new markup.
A demo is worth a thousand empty accolades.
And as Stately shows, the technique goes far beyond toolbar icons.
Stately is just the beginning of geographical fonts, I hope, a corresponding solution for the countries of the world (with ligatures for continents and such) would be a very good complement.
Thus far Andrew DeGraff’s gallery contains the original Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogies.
Would be very nice indeed on a wall.
And there definitely should be an app for this, after all, you never know which back alley of Chongquing the information proves vital (and even if the reception is all right, the roaming charges for such a image-heavy page will be murder).
Below the Boat creates awesome bathygraphic maps.
Maps that have been laser carved from wood.
Maps that would look awesome on the walls of the den.
Maps that do sadly not have shipping information beyond Canada yet.
A great infographic: the most common word in the wikipedia article titled “history of …”
The Royal Mail celebrates 50 years of Doctor Who with a stamp issue containing the faces of all the doctors.
A followup with some of the classic villains and enemies would be appreciated as well. After all, who wouldn’t want to lick a dalek!
The Hobbit-skinned Moleskines are not yet available locally, so it’s hard to say how awesome these really are.
My bet is on “very”.
How come no-one mentioned Kasper Strömman Design Blog before?
He takes a sarcastic view on Finland and on finnish design. With a daily posting schedule.
And is not obviously printed anywhere.
No, this is a corn maze.
As an inveterate Fincher fanboy and an appreciator of well-designed title sequences, there’s no way I could omit Art of the Title’s retrospective on the director.
Dorothy, an english design company, has published an absolutely awe-inspiring map.
A fictional map.
A fictional map populated entirely by names of movies, and by names of streets in movies.
I’m sure we have a wall that would be infinitely improved by one such poster.
A List Apart’s summer reading issue provides plenty of interesting articles. Some of them more than a decade old, others containing ideas that are still very much top-shelf quality.
It would have been even more interesting to have a commentary track for the individual articles, pointing out details that have been taken care of by standardization or browser evolution, of newer documentation supplementing the original and so on. But even as it is, the collection is a treasure trove.
This spring’s limited editions of Moleskine feature LEGO designs.
They arrive in March, and I’m seriously considering picking up two.
Averia is an average font.
Not quality-wise, but mathematically, the first stepping stone on the path of generative typography.
Strange decanters displays the weirdest wine-aerating/pouring devices. This beauty is Grand Coeur, and its price a smooth 2500 euros.