Saturday, March 5, 2011
|Helvetica only became the standard typeface for the subway system in recent decades. |
(Photo: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)
"Mr. Shaw says the subway design team original chose Standard as the universal typeface in 1966, not Helvetica. A manual of that time declared that “of the various weights of sans serif available, Standard Medium has been found to offer the easiest legibility from any angle, whether the passenger is standing, walking or riding.” (Sign legibility when your audience is in motion continues to be a vexing problem.)
Helvetica was originally created in Switzerland. It was a neutral typeface from a neutral country and gained runaway popularity starting in the 1960s for its modern grace. But the subway system looked elsewhere."
Mille Fleurs Rococo 'Floral' Print OP II - Blue 1 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! on we heart it / visual bookmark #7470364
It’s impossible to say in which color this throw rug looks best — the deep red on the creamy background, or the olive green, or the navy? Perhaps it’s the cream motif on the dark brown background"
"It starts by making a beautiful tail secured with rubber bands. At this point is divided into two big sections and each of these strands are separated by a second much smaller. The plot then consists of the right to lock big lock with little left and vice versa, until you reach the end of the tail."
Friday, March 4, 2011
|One of my favorite pieces is this bit of ledger book with the cells cut out with an exacto-blade. |
These holes are assembled together for another art piece on the other side of the booth.
Smaller pieces by Rachel Whiteread that might actually fit inside your house.
There is another piece at the Volta show by Fabio Viale that looks exactly like
styrofoam that's actually made out of white marble. A milk crate that
was made of black marble looks indistinguishable from real plastic.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
There's a Thicket for that | AudioFile | Colorado Springs Independent
Spoonflower Paisley Fabric Contest
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Designs appear in a different order for each person who votes. This contest is for paisley fabric designs.
Vote for as many or as few entries as you like by clicking on the images you like best. A green box will appear around the design you select for voting.
Your votes are submitted only after you reach the end of the voting pages and click the button to submit your votes. We will announce the winning fabric in our email on Thursday, March 10th.
All fabrics in this round are previewed using the scale of a quarter yard (21"x18").
- Stencil Printer universal tooling Design (electronics-lab.com)
- Security Stickers and Stencils (edugeek.net)
- PICKED: Stencil 101 for Kids & the Eternal Kid (brainpickings.org)
- Mobile Stencils (mobileux.net)
- Is that a removable stencil on your wall? (funchkins.com)
- 5 Superb Stencil Projects for the Home (apartmenttherapy.com)
- Internet Stencil Packs - The Browser Sketch Pad From UI Stencils Lets You Draw Simple Web Designs (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
QuaDror from Dror on Vimeo.
I have been looking for software like this for a long time. This creates several "wallpaper groups" (see wikipedia article) which is the strange name to describe the 17 possible variations of putting a group of tiles together in a seamless pattern by rotation, flip, transposition (slide and a combination of these transformations.
This book was "only" $80 a few years ago. Drop dead gorgeous pics.