Designer News: Ask DN - How different are print and web design?
This question always begets entertaining answers. Print designers go ballistic when they find out font sizes can’t be maintained across platforms or browsers. ‘The user can change my design!?! OMIGOD.’ Whether they can make the transition or not, depends on how controlling they are accustomed to being. I find aiming them at the intricacies of CSS tends to replace control with precision.
Telegraph.UK: The world’s most expensive books.
Price is one thing; value another. Put, say, the Gutenberg Bible back up for auction today, see the Book of Psalms fade far into the background.
Spoon-Tamago.com: X-Ray Portraits of Couples by Ayako Kanda and Mayuka Hayashi.
The large one (scroll down) is the stunner. The others needed more posing to be as compelling. IMHO.
Guardian.UK: How can we end the male domination of philosophy?
On board until that last paragraph.
OpenCulture: Legendary Japanese Author Yukio Mishima Muses About the Samurai Code.
His iai-do draw needs some help, IMHO.
vintage everyday: Vintage British Aviation Posters, ca. 1920s-1930s.
I have an insatiable appetite for vintage travel posters. Back when there was risk to travel, and ‘roughing it’ meant more than not having wifi.
Publishers Weekly: 5 Writing Tips - Paul Harding.
Can’t think of a durned thing to blog about.
Other than wondering if “Romeo and Juliet” would ever have been as popular if it’d been titled “Eustace and Myrtle.”
RaCaveDigger: NM Carved Sandstone Cave Photos.
OpenCulture: Grace Kelly Reflects on the Life of JFK in an Artfully Animated Video.
The animation is particularly well done.
The Conran Shop.UK: Tool Cabinet.
Drool-worthy. A fine set of tools is just as beautiful as high art, IMHO.
Philly.com: Will Shakespeare, rewrite man.
“Much of this computer research, while it’s interesting, seems to diminish Shakespeare.” Once again, the myth of the ‘loner’ prevents clear vision. Look to other bits of revealed history. Does knowing of Auguste Maquet diminish Dumas? Not a whit. The plot and outline was written by Maquet, but the romance was imparted by Dumas.
oprisco on deviantART: Emotional baggage.
OpenCulture: Read Rejection Letters Sent to 3 Famous Artists: Plath, Vonnegut & Warhol.
They’ll soothe the angst of any writer.
IdiotPull: Compost Today! [Screenprinting with spices?!]
Cinnamon and Paprika. Sounds a bit sneezy.
Royal Museums Greenwich: sea, ships, time and the stars.
Wonderful things. You can spend hours. In the National Maritime Museum collections, check out the ‘User collections.’ This one has a naval stove that illuminates some aspects of old seadog novels. So much to see.
ArtDaily: Robert Burns pocket watch with love note from Jean Armour to auction.
Wow, his love is not like a red, red rose … rather cut paper stuffed in the back of a pocketwatch. Even so, a real piece of rich history to own.
A wonderful time-spender, when sitting holding the phone, on hold.
PS Mag: Stimulating the Brain Can Increase Appreciation for Art.
Wiring up a truck battery to my noggin, and I’ll still not get some modern art. Sorry.
codex99: Mille Bornes.
Mille Bornes has resurfaced in my psyche just over the last month or so. I realized how significantly the original (‘60’s) design affected my own recognition and judgment of graphics in later years.
Paris Review: C. S. Lewis Reviews The Hobbit, 1937.
“Though all is marvellous, nothing is arbitrary: all the inhabitants of Wilderland seem to have the same unquestionable right to their existence as those of our own world, though the fortunate child who meets them will have no notion – and his unlearned elders not much more — of the deep sources in our blood and tradition from which they spring.”
Jalopnik Brazil: Try to resist these miniature classic Ferraris.
WaPo, PostPartisan: How The Post reacted to John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
Herblock (Grim Reaper cartoon) rendered the event perfectly.
Web Colour Data.
Macworld: Paper developer FiftyThree enters the stylus fray with Pencil.
Paper is one of my favorite iPad apps; I’ll be excited to see the reviews.