Update: A Year in Pictures is a particularly interesting artifact for the type nerds out there.
The Soviet Digital Electronics Museum is pure gold for the gadget junkie.
Want to know why books will never go away? Read this blurb from the description of Code(x)+1.
The book is a durable artifact in which author, reader, and the artisans who make and preserve them enter into ordered and potentially pleasurable relationships. A printed book is enhanced by the materials and processes with which it is made. The book in the era of digital reproduction is an object of pleasure as well as a container of information. To consult information relieved of the pleasures of turning a page, smelling ink, or admiring the binding, we can rely on the internet. The book as ark of deposit requires neither electricity nor fossil fuel to either read or maintain. The book as an object dwells at the intersections of writing and art, philosophy and poetics, science and scholarship. The structure of a book is a sculpture for reading. The meaning is transmitted and the book remains.
The production run is limited to 500, anyone want to buy me a copy?
Cheese or font? Pretty much what it sounds like, they give you a word, you decide whether it’s a cheese or a font. It’s harder than it sounds.
Cory Doctorow offers some tips for writing in the age of distraction. Among them, use plain text not a fancy word processor, realtime communications tools are evil and don’t research, substitute TK for things you don’t know and come back to them later.
Goudy Fonts is a tribute site, dedicated to the work Frederic and Bertha Goudy and their impact on American typography. I am type is one of Goudy’s more famous essays on the subject. This quote is a bit dated, but I like it.
I am the leaden army that conquers the world. I am type.
That essay and others can be found in Texts on Type.
A grown’s up guide to indie rock. An interesting perspective, largely summed up by the idea that everything old is new again.
Scott Hansen and Alex Cornell have put together an excellent field guide for colour management. On that note, some of the mac people who upgraded to Snow Leopard may be interested in knowing why things seem to be darker with more contrast.