Appreciating the practice of book cover design. Faceout Books focuses on one book or series each week, delving into the challenges and outcome of the project.
Barrack Obama reads Where the Wild Things Are. There are so many awesome things about this video, you can’t help but smile.
Six Projects That Could Change Publishing for the Better is Michael Tamblyn’s presentation from the BookNet TechForum outlining projects, changes and initiatives that could help change the industry. It’s forward thinking and funny to boot, definitely worth watching if you’re at all interested in the book industry.
Jeffrey Veen’s presentation on designing for big data. A quick peek into the history of data visualization, how we’re changing from consumers into participants, and how technology has allowed huge amounts of information to be recorded, stored, and analyzed. Personally, I’m just starting to get my feet wet with processing.org and will need to setup some sort of venue to display my experiments.
A recent Vanity Fair article on the theft of the Mona Lisa in 1911 indicates that it may have been part of a larger scam to sell forgeries to unsuspecting buyers.
A good scanned photo of the Trajan Inscription. It’s covered up in scaffolding and hasn’t been able to visible in years.
Making money, the art of James Boggs and the value of art versus money.
Showreel for the SprintCam v3 featuring cheerleaders, firebreathers and jello at 1000fps.