My parents have no idea how I do what I do. They just…well, they just don’t get it. Bringing it up in conversation usually leads to blank stares and few questions. So I sent them these. Big brain interaction designer Mark MacKay over at Method of Action has put these together as part of his free online design courses for the analytically minded (hey mom, hey dad) to impart on them the basics of working with type and color. First, let’s start with KernType…. Read more →
Lightly mindblowing way to end the weekend (Pennywise up there is going to haunt my dreams.)
Because nothing goes better with weekend mornings than old school cartoons, some polite cartoon fan has posted a huge cache of old Hanna Barbera cartoons online that you can stream for free. Currently it’s a ‘what you see is what you get’ situation, and apparently there’s no way to pick which shows and episodes you want to stream, but you can still get your fix of Huckleberry Hound, Super Friends, Thundercats, and about 30 other classic cartoons (even in full-screen mode.) Happy Saturday!
Check them out over at HBReboot.
Ahh I really love finding things given the 8-bit treatment. Just in time for Friday, the already classic and questionably addicting Angry Birds get the 80′s pixel lust treatment from an 18-year old illustrator from Manila.
I love handcrafted stuff and I’ve had a Barbour jacket in one way or another as long as I can remember. If you’ve never owned one you’re really missing out. To ring in fall here’s a great little documentary about the Barbour Customer Services Department in South Shields that fix them when you send them in to be repaired. All-in-all, I feel better about owning one knowing that these people really love what they do and make a fair wage doing it.
Every designer has a toolkit they pull from to help them make it through the day. Here are some (okay 5) of my personal faves that save time, annoyance, and make some tasks so much easier (they’re also a ton of fun to just play around with.) So let’s go -