Emma Clarke, the voice of the Underground, did...
Cartographic projections applied to ordinary... →
The chief & most monstrous characteristic of our time is that the methods of...– Eric Gill Typographer, sculptor, essayist (1882-1940)
Princeton study shows that easy fonts make things... →
Clicking your way through Ulysses and having a hard time remembering just what it is Bloom ate for breakfast or, indeed, just what he did on the beach? Don’t blame James Joyce, blame your Kindle! A Princeton study entitled “Fortune favors the bold (and the Italicized)” (their emphasis) has shown that readers retain information more reliably when they are challenged with...
The Identity of "Banksy" - eBay (item... →
A mysterious moron claims to know Banksy’s real identity and is auctioning that information on eBay. The only interesting thing about this is the guy’s email, which I think is delightful: TheIdentityofBanksy@gmail.com.
Nokia shuts down Ovi Music Unlimited service in... →
Closure protesters sign out all 16,000 books from... →
“The empty shelves, as the library users want to demonstrate, represent the gaping void in their community if Milton Keynes council gets its way.”
Worst Contest Ever? →
The First One Digital Publishing content has to be one of the worst I’ve seen. Potential authors submit manuscripts and the company gives one a publishing contract. First, it has a fee of $149 per entry. That moves it distinctly away from a competition and gives it a pretty sleazy feel. But second, and this is the kicker, any entry becomes the exclusive property of the company. Yes,...
Shooting Suspect Released After Not Breaking Any... →
notch: Minecraft just passed one million sales.
Forgotten Monuments From Communist Bulgaria
A gorgeous photo essay reviewing the Communist era monuments of Bulgaria. The designs are so bold, and so stark, that’s it’s hard to believe they were made in the ’70s and ’80s. Via ArchDaily.com
Amazon's Android Store
Amazon’s Android store is in the news lately as they move closer to launching. What’s not in the news so much (at all?) is the model they are adopting. It’s not an agency model; it’s the traditional wholesale model. By that I mean that developers will sell their apps to Amazon who will resell them to consumers at a price that Amazon sets. This is very interesting for a...
52 Weeks on the NYT Bestseller List
What’s not to love about working at DK? To celebrate Star Wars Lego Visual Dictionary being on the New York Times Bestsellers List for 52 weeks, DK is donating $52,000 in books to the preferred charities of the 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion, the volunteer-led Star Wars costumers who have attended every one of the 100+ DK Star Wars book events organized since the book’s...
Iconic Home From "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" For... →
Fujifilm are slowing releasing details on their new X100 camera and it’s killing me. I’m not sure how they are doing it but it’s as though they’ve stolen my brainwaves and are writing directly to me. Every nerdy impulse is satisfied, all the aesthetic boxes are ticked and the quality is a focus. Chapter 3, the latest release, is on the design choices they’ve made...
Real Article Reads Exactly Like Onion Story
Here is WSJ article discussing PepsiCo’s new product: PepsiCo’s Latest Challenge: ‘Snackify’ Some Beverages. Hilariously, it reads very much like this Onion article which parodies PepsiCo: Our Global Food-Service Enterprise Is Totally Down For Your Awesome Subculture. Here’s some quotes from the two stories. See if you can spot which is from the real news and which...
Only John Lennon’s guitar parts from...