Photos from the Library of Congress

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

Flickr is now hosting photographs from the Library of Congress’ archives. It is fantastic that such a detailed visual history is now available through a simple search.  Often even the most detailed description of the past cannot provide as much information as a single photograph.

See them here

Quirky & Beautiful

Thursday, February 7th, 2008


Perhaps the most beautiful font I have encountered, Archer satisfies my desire for a fresh yet traditional face in the world of type.  It is always difficult for me to pick a party in the debate between serif and sans-serif, both have their obvious benefits and downfalls.  Archer provides the clarity and strength of a sans-serif, but the quick scanning quality of serifs.  Hoefler & Frere-Jones inclusion of elements reminiscent of the traditional typewriter provide a beautiful quirky feeling that transcends time, at least for now.  Arriving on the scene during a period of modernistic nostalgia, Archer fills the typographic  niche too well, with the potential to be displayed in every tasteful antique/thrift store/boutique shop window just in time for spring.

Future of marketing?

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Secret Websites, Coded Messages: The New World of Immersive Games

Interesting article posted at Wired about the trend in campaigns focusing on games and the engagement of consumers.

Reaction to Lessig’s on creativity’s strangulation by law

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Breech the topic of copyright in any circle within modern society and you are certain to encounter a variety of perspectives. Larry Lessig’s well-constructed discussion of law’s strangle hold on creativity provides one of the strongest arguments for the expansion of fair use and parody laws. His comparison of media usage to the experiences during the early existence of flight truly exemplifies the complexities of democratizing media tools while simultaneously criminalizing common uses of those tools; a few chickens may be hurt in the process, but the bold, passionate creators will thrive in a culture more expressive than ever before.

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