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  1. Ben Schott | Assembling a Film’s Billing Block - Interactive Feature -

    Explanation of the blocks of credits at the bottom of movie posters. (via @benterrett)

  2. Chromatophobia: My Fear of Color: Observatory: Design Observer

    Michael Bierut on his cluelessness about how to choose colours. I’m glad it’s not just me. (via @cityofsound)

  3. Subcompact Publishing — by Craig Mod

    I’ve only read a third of this so far but it’s very good. There are so many opportunities for small publishing these days, while the old, slow big publishers struggle. (via @readmatter)

  4. Typography and Type Design 101: Reading Lists

    A couple of typography reading lists, and more. Like I’ll ever get round to that.

  5. Apple’s design problems aren’t skeuomorphic « counternotions

    A really good look at the more fundamental problems with iOS and OS X, how that compares with the old days when the Human Interface Guidelines were the law, and whether one person, Ive, can really keep on top of such a wide range of potential problems. (via Daring Fireball)

  6. The Magical Tech Behind Paper For iPad’s Color-Mixing Perfection | Fast Company

    I do like this use of maths to make something “feel” right to users. (via Daring Fireball)

  7. Skala Preview, a Mac app by Bjango

    Quite magic Mac and iOS app for previewing graphics on iOS devices. Live updates as you change things in Photoshop.

  8. The Functional Art: An Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization: The first Massive Open Online Course about infographics and data visualization

    Free six-week online course starting 28th October, by Alberto Cairo, through the Knight Centre for Journalism, about infographics and data visualization. Sounds good.

  9. A List Apart: Articles: The Web Aesthetic

    Paul Robert Lloyd on designing for the web’s constraints, not imitating other media.

  10. Benjamin Hubert Studio

    Some interesting furniture and lights made with many different materials and processes, what Matt J told me about. Some nice prototypes, manufacturing and sketches if you click through to later images.

  11. The importance of not knowing: reflections of a designer tutor

    Matt Ward with a decade’s worth of tips on teaching design. Very good. I miss Design.

  12. Still “forgetting the styles of archaic technologies” | One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age

    “Professional screen design is all about forgetting. Forgetting and ignoring the browser, the interface, pixels, … We should do something about it in 2012.”

  13. Le Sibère Carnet de Christophe Courtois: affiche

    Amzing collections of film posters that look almost identical. It’s almost laugh-out-loud how similar so many are. (via Daring Fireball)

  14. The Guardian iPad edition design evolution | Media |

    Images showing different stages from the process behind developing the new iPad app.

  15. Mark Porter » Blog Archive » New work: The Guardian iPad app

    His description of the design work behind the new app, which is very good indeed.

  16. 4 key pieces of audience engagement missing from Andy Rutledge’s news redux

    Also, Martin Belam’s good critique of Andy Rutledge’s unofficial redesign of a New York Times page.

  17. Design View / Andy Rutledge - News Redux

    For completeness, I might as well link to the post that started this flurry of digital news design posts, Andy Rutledge’s attempt to redesign a page of the New York Times.

  18. Redesigning And Re-Thinking The News | Drawar

    More new stuff on redesigning news websites. This is all part of a good discussion, but it doesn’t feel like we’ve moved on much. Yet. (via Daring Fireball)

  19. Designing a big news site is about more than beauty » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism

    Good thoughts on why designing news websites is hard. Maybe it’s impossible with one design: too many competing stakeholders and use cases. (via Daring Fireball)

  20. Henry Beck Rules, not OK? Breaking the Rules of Diagrammatic Map Design (PDF)

    A thoughtful essay by Max Roberts, from 2009, about the rules used in Beck’s diagrammatic London Underground map, and when they’re worth breaking. Well worth a read. (via Blech)

  21. Poor Yorick Entertainment

    Posters, graphics etc created for all the movies, brands, etc in ‘Infinite Jest’. Lovely. I assume it’ll be a book at some point… (via Kottke)

  22. Kindle typography

    Going to some lengths to make Kindle typography better using JavaScript and CSS.

  23. Luna’s Café: Typography is about reading – and so are ebooks

    There are a few reasons I’ve never bought a Kindle book, and this thoughtlessness on the part of publishers and Amazon is one. (via Daring Fireball)

  24. The New Aesthetic

    James Bridle is accumulating a lovely collection of images/videos/ideas here. Both vague and very specific.

  25. An Archive for Interaction Design

    Archiving digital design is difficult, like trying to archive a conversation.

  26. You Can’t Innovate Like Apple — Pragmatic Marketing

    About how Apple designs products, but particularly for the bit about designing 10 very finished designs, and the brainstorm/production meetings. (via @paulpod)

  27. OCAD - Graduate Studies - MDes in Strategic Foresight and Innovation

    I hadn’t heard of this Master of Design at the Ontario College of Art & Design. Interesting.

  28. Typographica. Type Reviews, Books, Commentary.

    I must have seen this before, but I stumbled across it again recently. Tasty.

  29. Gridness

    More lovely rigorously grid-based designs than you can shake a very straight stick at.

  30. The Mid-Century Modernist

    Oh. Oh. My. Too many nice things. I must lock my wallet away.

  31. Soyouneedatypeface.jpg 1983×1402 pixels

    Nice, and funny, typeface-choosing flowchart. (via Haddock a while back)

  32. Can’t You Wait - Geographer

    I don’t *quite* understand it, but some refreshingly interesting design, not aping print.

  33. Design 1968 Journal - VADS: the online resource for visual arts

    A favourable period review of Britannic House, since revamped as City Point.

  34. Barac consulting | Notes on designing the Guardian iPhone app

    Always good to read about design processes, and this helps me understand why some of the things I find slightly annoying about the otherwise good app are the way they are. (via Simon Willison)

  35. The Death Of The Blog Post - Smashing Magazine

    Ignore the stupid title as it’s worth a read. About people who do custom page designs for every blog post.

  36. Penalty! Unnecessary Blandness! Redesigning the Worst NFL Helmet Graphics | Yes to Less | Fast Company

    I’ve noticed that most of the more recent helmet designs (eg, Patriots, Buccaneers, Panthers, Jaguars, Ravens) are a bit rubbish. (via Daring Fireball)

  37. 100 Years of Design Manifestos — Social Design Notes

    I wish there were more early twentieth century manifestos (there must be more, right?) but a good list otherwise. (via Kottke)

  38. Scope (Schulze & Webb)

    More Matt Webb, his opening presentation at last week’s Reboot. It was very, very good, and it’s great to have the whole thing written much as he delivered it.

  39. The first one’s the hardest | i love typography, the typography and fonts blog

    Nice description of someone designing their first font over eighteen months. I’d love to try this (you know, if I had ten times the time I do). (via Kottke)

  40. Video: Batman Logo Evolution » Drawn! The Illustration and Cartooning Blog

    I like how drastically the logo changes over the years and yet it’s always recognisable (except maybe that Batman Nightfall X-Wing-style logo).

  41. CR Blog » Blog Archive » Meet Mr Chicken

    Fascinating stuff about the man who designs “90%” of all the signs for fried chicken places in London. (via Chris Heathcote)

  42. A Typographic Survey of the City of London on Vimeo

    Lovely little video about the typography used in public throughout the City. Only criticism: sound recording is very poor quality. Otherwise, fab. (via Blech)

  43. ColorBrewer Intro - Selecting Good Color Schemes for Maps

    Handy tool for making color ranges for use on maps, via that Oakland Crimespotting heat maps post.

  44. Oakland crime maps XI: how close, and how bad? (tecznotes)

    Thought process on making heat maps out of the Oakland Crimespotting data. (via Simon Willison)

  45. The Grid System

    Nice resource on designing web sites using a grid. All we need now is a resource on designing web sites with DECENT LINK STYLES.

  46. Cityofsound: Monocle: design notes

    Dan Hill’s fantastic description of the design decisions that went into the Monocle website. Lovely to see a site that manages to be distinctive but still classy.

  47. The new BBC homepage on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    Lots of people commenting on one third of a design seen in a photo. So we haven’t got past that “design is what it looks like” phase after all then, eh? Bah. (via Haddock)

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