A typewriter with Comic Sans typeface, will these catch on?

Friday, 24 October, 2014

As a font, Comic Sans can’t be regarded as being too flippant, especially if there is a typewriter – purpose designed in this instance by Pittsburgh based artist and educator Jesse England – that sports the much maligned typeface.

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And the hardest part of typeface design is?

Thursday, 23 October, 2014

The font, or typeface, you’re looking at here, right now, is called Agenda Medium. Its design, by Font Bureau, is based on a font created for signage and the like on the London Underground in 1916. But that doesn’t explain how Agenda Medium came to be named Agenda Medium.

There may be a reason for that though. Of the many, long, steps involved in bringing forth a typeface, naming it is seemingly the hardest part of the process.

Years ago, I asked one of my mentors what he thought was the hardest part of designing a typeface. I was expecting “the cap S” or “the italic lowercase” or something like that. But he answered without hesitation: the name. Finding the name is the hardest part.

Well, that surprised me.

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The adventures of Sinbad the Sailor, illustrated

Wednesday, 22 October, 2014

Illustration by Jared Muralt

Depictions of the voyages and adventures of Sinbad the Sailor, by Bern based illustrator and artist Jared Muralt.

Via Hypnophant.

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Another look at Adam Lister’s artworks

Friday, 10 October, 2014

Artwork by Adam Lister

I first discovered the work of US artist Adam Lister about a year ago, and was happy to recently uncover a more extensive collection of his pop culture, eight bit, inspired artworks.

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Take clouds, add imagination, and you have shaped clouds

Wednesday, 8 October, 2014

Illustration and photo by Martin Feijoo

Martin Feijoó is a cloud shaper… not someone who actually shapes the clouds that waft across the sky, though I imagine doing so is somehow possible, but someone who takes photos of clouds, and then overlays an illustration of what he thinks he sees in each formation.

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How do you sleep if you’re going to chart eight years of sleep?

Friday, 3 October, 2014

Eight years sleep chart by Craig Robinson

This is the sort of exercise that may be a source of misgiving for some, especially for those who have trouble sleeping, or others who perhaps sleep all together for too long… Craig Robinson has charted his last eight years of sleep, complete with start and finish times.

Via things magazine.

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The stilt house’s views are amazing… if you can reach the house

Thursday, 25 September, 2014

Roost House, concept by Benoit Challand

If a house latched to a cliff face along the Australian coast isn’t your thing, perhaps a house, sitting on stilts, located in the Highlands of Scotland, might be? Such is the Roost House, a concept created by French visual artist Benoit Challand.

Access would be by way of a retractable vertiginous ladder, something that would enhance security I imagine, as I doubt there’d be too many burglars game to trying to break in.

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Mind-bending GIF animations by Paul Robertson

Wednesday, 24 September, 2014

By Paul Robertson

Prepare to be dazzled by an array of mind-bending animated GIFs, designed by Australian pixel artist and animator Paul Robertson.

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My home is a… dumpster, a converted dumpster

Friday, 19 September, 2014

Could you live in a dumpster? More the question, would you want to? If these ideas to convert them to living spaces could be adopted though, there might just be something in the notion. The living space would be confined, but come on, how much room do you need anyway?

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Home on the sea, a cliff above the sea

Wednesday, 17 September, 2014

Cliff House, design concept by Modscape

At this stage the Cliff House, as conceived by Australian prefabricated home designer Modscape is a concept, but what a concept it is.

Provided there were no concerns with how securely the structure was latched to the cliff face, the home would make for a spectacular vantage point, regardless of the weather. In fact the worse the weather, the better it would be… imagine sitting out a storm in such a building?

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