Tony Wilson’s headstone
How Ink Is Made
Fascinating. (via ISO50)
Eggs and Sausage
Vitesse: A New Font Family from H&FJ
Impeccable work, as ever – a distinctive new slab from H&FJ: Vitesse
Earth, the penultimate frontier?
A new release from Si at Spoilt Victorian Child Records, described as ‘very very loud fuzz-drenched guitars’? Oh, go on then.
Under The Milky Way
A practical boarding pass redesign
timoni.org – A practical boarding pass redesign – Timoni Grone details the redesign of a boarding pass, factoring in the needs of the passenger and the airport staff. This is what good design entails – function, not just making things ‘look pretty’.
Lettercase, the first ‘social font manager’. Currently invite-only and from the looks of things still in development, but worth keeping an eye on.
BBC Internet Blog: A new global visual language for the BBC’s digital services. Explains how the BBC unified its visual website style by underpinning its many sites with a grid, the consistent use of colour & icons, and a universal media player. I didn’t know that the Beeb’s styleguide was created by Neville Brody!
Chicken vs. Penguin – cute 2 minute short film by Marko Slavnic which won 1st prize ($100,000) in the Nikon USA ‘Nikon Festival’ competition.
Wildlife photographer of the year stripped of his award | The Guardian. I remember being blown away when I first saw this image ? it’s an astounding capture ? and thought it rightfully deserved to win the Natural History Museum’s 2009 prize. Unfortunately, though, it appears that the photographer, rather than camping out for months in the wild, instead cheated and hired a tame wolf. Oh!