An article about the recasting of Caslon Old Face from James Mosely.
London from above, at night. Gorgeous photos from one of my favourite cities.
On being a typophile in a relationship. Yes, even when you dork out about type, drool over specimens, and laugh at bad signage, people will still love you.
A photoset of the the Die Neue Haas Grotesk specimen book (the typeface better known as Helvetica).
It’s time to release a new version of flickrRSS. It’s actually been largely complete for the last three or four months, but I was waiting for the new version of WordPress to come out, and then just got lazy about rewriting the documentation. Much of the credit for this release goes to Stefano Verna, who cleaned up the source code, reworked some existing features, and added some new ones.
This is a major release, we’ve tried to make it as backwards compatible as possible, but it will likely break for some people. Here’s a quick run down of the major new features and changes:
- New presentation logic with metatags
- Revamped parameters system using arrays
- Settings panel hides features that aren’t being used
- Separated core plugin code from the settings panel
I’m pushing this out on the site first, before rolling it out in the automatic WordPress update system. Ideally, that will allows use to catch any unforeseen bugs before they become a major problem. The plugin should import your old settings without any trouble, but it’s possible that you may need to do the setup again (particularly widget users).
If you run into problems, please post on the new flickrRSS forum, I was running into a lot of spam problems with the old one.
Dan Cederholm on beautiful accidents. They’re those mistakes which end up making things better, and that you wish were easier to induce.
A six month exposure of the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, was taken by Justin Quinnell, using a pinhole camera strapped to a telephone pole. The photograph resembles a painting, and shows the arc of the sun from winter solstice to summer. Prints are available, as well as those from a few other long exposures.
The National Film Board of Canada has put their film archive online. The movies are all encoded in Flash and can be embedded, no direct downloads unfortunately.
This is Where We Live — welcome to our city, to our world, of books. A charming video from the folks at 4th Estate Publishing.