D.C. Denison for the Boston Globe on type design and Boston: Boston companies push type design into future
Digital devices are redefining how we read, and Boston foundries are at the forefront of creating the actual letterforms they use.
Enterface, a user interface design Mac App by Ben Dansby: bendansby.com/enterface/— ebukva (@ebukva) September 3, 2012
Until relatively recently, it had been thought that language had evolved in order to facilitate an exchange of information—about the location of predators or prey, for instance—or as a secondary consequence related to our development of tools. But the social perspective on language suggests that it evolved as a means of maintaining group cohesion. [...] A strong indicator of this fact is that most conversation is light on intellectual content, and it certainly is not focused on complex ideas about the environment we inhabit or even about culture or economics.
From Connected by Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler
Given the anniversary of GFDA, it seems like an opportune time to share photos of my posters.
Here is something of great interest to me because of my MFA thesis". Google is using their maps infrastructure and technology to present some of the world’s most significant art museums on the web. The Google Art Project certainly looks flashier compared to what we are used to coming from Google.
While it might have more of a cool effect than a sweeping social impact of the Google Books kind, the project is a fantastic start for something long overdue, i.e. making more of the world’s visual art accessible on the web.
Khoi Vinh, the former design director of the NYTimes.com, has written a book titled Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design. It’s not scheduled to be available for another month or so but can be pre-ordered now from Amazon.
Once again, we have crunched the data […], figured out what the numbers were telling us, and assembled the sliced and diced data-bytes into nifty charts and graphs for your edification and pleasure.
Have a look at the 2009 survey findings.