Oddities & Diversions: March 2005

March 29, 2005


Symphony (previously TypeWorks) is unleashed. Check out the live demo online, this thing is tight, fast, and flexible. And custom fields! The team behind this at twenty one degrees obviously worked really hard and made some smart decisions. But don’t take my word for it, check it out yourself. Once this thing gets an MT transfer happening, well, I just might consider a switch…

March 27, 2005

H&FJ eye Interview

Great interview from eye with typographers Johathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones. (via kottke)

March 26, 2005

Body Blow!

Frusion Breakfast Brawl, Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out style fun for a weekend morning.

March 25, 2005


Absenter redesigns. Same great photography, but now includes some slick new features like an ever changing nav/info bar dependent on colors found in the page’s photo.

March 21, 2005

Blindy Branding

Blindy Branding, includes a glossary!

March 19, 2005


Ghostshrimp is the home of talented illustrator Dan James. Absolutely beautiful and imaginative work and layout. (via D!)

The New New Methodology

Subtraction: The New New Methodology. I couldn’t agree more. I find myself coming to many of the same conclusions (as Fried) with every project I do.

March 18, 2005

What's the Word

What’s the Word is Shaun Inman on the guitar for 2 minutes answering the question, “What’s the word”? (as heard from the Fifth Annual 20x2 at SXSW)

March 9, 2005


The dust has settled and a winner has been chosen for the Ledger Paper logo contest over at Airbag. Congratulations Arturo!

Crossing Over

Heaven is not like Crumb, Denise. Crumb is a documentary, for God’s sake. “Crossing Over” at McSweeny’s from Cast of Shadows author Kevin Guilfoile.

March 8, 2005

Email: Best wishes in growing up

“[I] Find that your being a woman makes you a liability in the work force to an employer, typically.�? haha. That’s rich.


Absenter: Alphabits

Joe Kid on a Stingray

Joe Kid on a Stingray - The History of BMX, a new documentary that looks like the Dogtown and Z-Boys of BMX. Sweet. I used to imagine I was RL Osbourn when I rode my bike.

March 7, 2005

Sin City

Another nice looking trailer for Sin City.

Hybrid Moments

Stuck in Lodi, a great pitchfork article on the early days of The Misfits.

March 6, 2005

NYPL Digital Library

NYPL Digital Gallery. Man, there is so much stuff here to look at and inspire that it’s actually painful.

March 3, 2005

Netscape Beta 8.0

Netscape pisses out another browser, and damn, they really need to find decent interface designer because this thing is barely one step above their abominable home page. What are there, about two words that aren’t links?

March 1, 2005

Kill 'nav-commenters.gif'

Kill ‘nav-commenters.gif’, I’ve been wondering how to get rid of that damned thing. Thanks John.