Category Archives: design

The Development of Balto | Type Supply

Sure, the x-height changed, the spacing changed, the widths changed, the weight changed and the g changed, but overall? It’s pretty close. After looking at this, I started wondering: Why did it take me over six years to finish this!? … Continue reading

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A Typeface for the Underground – London Reconnections

The typeface was, of course, Johnston Sans and, although Eiichi didn’t know it at the time, it was a typeface created by Edward Johnston and unique to the London Underground. It was this typeface that helped motivate him into becoming … Continue reading

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The Typography of Speed — re:form — Medium

Among other very insightful comments, he questioned my decision to bring the terminals [the tip-ends of the ‘S’] all the way around. His point was that it seemed out of character with the style. He was right. So, I went … Continue reading

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Hexaflexagons

Read more: Wikipedia The discovery of the first flexagon, a trihexaflexagon, is credited to the British student Arthur H. Stone, who was studying at Princeton University in the U.S.A. in 1939. His new paper in America wouldn’t fit in his … Continue reading

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The British Library’s “Mechanical Curator” million | The Public Domain Review

The British Library’s “Mechanical Curator” million | The Public Domain Review.

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10 Easy Pieces: Wall-Mounted Shelving Systems : Remodelista

10 Easy Pieces: Wall-Mounted Shelving Systems : Remodelista.

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Sam’s Myth

Sam's Myth.

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This is the perfectly likable Instagram image | VentureBeat

With 150 million users sharing 16 billion photos and liking a billion of them every single day, Instagram is getting to be a more and more crowded platform. As such, if you want to stand out, it’s getting harder and … Continue reading

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The Fiberglass Chairs: Something of How They Got the Way They Are

Today I bought a set of 14 Krueger fiberglass stacking chairs, found on Craigslist. While I wish they had been Eames, I’m not going to complain; their price and condition makes them great all-around use chairs (and for the price … Continue reading

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Sunday fun

Was thrilled to find an Electro Harmonix DRM-15 and Roland CR68 drum machine pair in Des Moines today from the same seller. Great deal from a great guy.

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