Isn’t it amazing how productivity comes to a grinding halt once the first hint of warm weather rolls around? The most puzzling part about it is that I hate the summer (I know its not summer yet, so lets call it summer-esque). Well, in a manner befitting of summer-esque slothdom, here is a loosely joined collection of miscellanea.
To help celebrate their 8th anniversary, Born Magazine has delved deep into the vaults to showcase some of their most celebrated works each week. Kevin’s Spectacular Attacks was up a few weeks ago, and now my collaboration for Your Voice is up for a second go-around (original post). Please check them out for old time’s sake.
I also finally got around to seeing School of Rock, and I must say, it was damn funny. This movie could have been a complete wreck, but it was done very well. The kids were dead on, Mike White’s script was great (why the hell is the Freaks and Geeks box set so damn expensive?), and even Jack Black turned in a wonderful performance. On a related note, Philadelphia’s own Paul Green’s School of Rock (was around before the film) is the subject of a documentary called (surprise!) Rock School. I have seen these kids live and they are something to behold. Watch the trailer for the film and you’ll see what I mean. “Don’t fucking make mistakes! Not on Rebel Yell!”
Despite the wonder that is Jay Allen’s Blacklist, I have been getting way too many damn spam comments. I feel so violated. This last thrust has been mainly focused in the barnyard sector of the porn industry, which really isn’t my forte. In an effort to curb some of that unwanted traffic I have closed comments on every post except for the four on the front page.
Typeradio has stopped broadcasting for the moment. Though this is a seriously high form of design nerditude, set somewhere just below a sitcom about a family of designers (“Jeez sis, learn how to kern”), make no mistake, Typeradio is where it’s at. Coming to us from the talented folks at Underware (makers of just about the only pixel typeface that matters, Unibody), Typeradio brought us heated typographic debates and interviews with the likes of Stefan Sagmeister, Robert Bringhurst, Jonathan Hoefler, and the craftsmen at House Industries. I am patiently waiting for them to hit the airwaves again.