Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Zero kerned fonts make illustrations of words

Originally uploaded by dealingwith

Aierbazzi font. See also, Bagarozz:
I designed Bagarozz (this is version 2.0) to study possibilities offered by ordinary fonts to create illustrations in a simple way through combination / processing of some preset shapes (keys).

Monday, May 25, 2009

"There will be a rise of new creative leaders in the world, fueled by rich humanity."

John Maeda: Creative Leaders Get Their Hands Dirty
In the last few decades, technology has encouraged our fascination with perfection — whether it's six sigma manufacturing, the zero-contaminant clean room, or in its simplest form, "2.0." Given the new uncertainty in the world however, I can see that it is time to question this approach — of over-technologized, over-leveraged, over-advanced living. The next big thing? Dirty hands...
(em mine) (via his twitters)

I've noticed this a lot. All you must do is notice the rash of new bike builders that have popped up around the country...the whole maker thing...DIY...gardening...We have definitely moved through authenticity and on to simplicity, and if that is how things are trending, I can't wait to see what the next thing is.

Speaking of bike building, besides fastboy's flickr stream, this video is one of the most aesthetically pleasing documents of the process:

Geekhouse Movie from Geekhouse Bikes on Vimeo.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Tracking Moods on Twitter

It's no We Feel Fine, but it's just this kind of internet-to-meatspace with a DIY aesthetic that makes my day. Hope vs. Despair looks at our collective mood on Twitter. It is a simple way of tracking people’s feelings – about the economy, their pork chop sandwich…whatever’s top of mind. The measuring device tracks tweets every 30 seconds, looking at the frequency of smiles and frowns, specifically :) vs. :(

Hope vs. Despair Originally uploaded by Big Spaceship