Oddities & Diversions: May 2005

May 31, 2005

A decade of Zeldman

A decade of Zeldman

May 29, 2005

Bab-o with Bleach and Awesome Cleaner with Bleach

Bab-o with Bleach and Awesome Cleaner with Bleach, “You’re both right, you both win.”

May 26, 2005

Freight Family

Type designer Joshua Darden made something beautiful. Freight Family, a hefty collection of gorgeous faces in a variety of weights and styles. (via Z)

May 25, 2005

Happy Towel Day

…any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with.Happy Towel Day!

May 23, 2005

Two Commercials

Two damn funny commercials, one for Washington Mutual, and one for Rexona (via Coudal and Cameron, respectively)

Learning Black & White, Part II

Learning Black & White, Part II, the second installment of Kevin’s series on illustration styles.

Jeff Louella

Jeff Louella, another friend comes to the dark side. bwa ha ha!

May 22, 2005

Destroy Rockcity

Destroy Rockcity is the home of Lee Misenheimer, and is full of gorgeous illustrations.

May 20, 2005

Revenge of the Sith

Rob Weychert: “Revenge of the Sith�?, yup that about sums it up for me too. Now I don’t have to write about it :D


Blogebrity, a tabloid style blog about, well, bloggers. I imagine we should see some blogger sex tapes on here in a few weeks. To be honest, I am really surprised it took this long for a site like this to pop up. Does this qualify blogs as fully mainstream now? Who knows, since this is obviously done by bloggers. I hear some people are already up in arms about their A-list/B-list classifications. I better start dating a higher profile blogger to bump up a list.

May 18, 2005

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Trailer for the next Aardman Animation gem, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Looks wonderful! (film site)

Learning Black & White, Part I

Learning Black & White, Part I, Kevin explores illustration styles in his first of a series of articles.

May 13, 2005

University of Pittsburgh Job Openings

Are you a web designer or developer living in the Pittsburgh, PA area? The University of Pittsburgh’s web team is looking for a web designer and a web manager. Drop me a line and I will give you the contact info.

May 11, 2005

Quality=�?best�? is better

Quality=�?best�? is better in Flash. Well, I’ll be damned, that’s good to know.

And all that Malarkey redesigns

Andy Clarke births a lovely new design for And all that Malarkey.

May 9, 2005

How to Perform Strong Man Stunts

How to Perform Strong Man Stunts, because knowing how to break a spike with your teeth could save your life someday.

May 5, 2005

A New Typophile

Typophile is back online with a new redesign! Though very much a beta, some of the great new features include aggregated type news from a number of sites and a type wiki. Still one of the best typography sites around.

May 3, 2005


Hoefler & Frere-Jones release Mercury, “the result of a nine-year project to develop a comprehensive set of faces for informational typography.” Absolutely beautiful collection of text and display faces.

37signals releases Backpack

37signals latest gem: Backpack, for personal information management.

May 2, 2005

Fonts safe!

Great news! Verdana and Georgia still pre-installed on OS X despite lack of Mac IE 5!

Lady in the Water plot twists

Predicted plot twists on M. Night Shyamalan’s next film, Lady in the Water. Sad, but not unlikely.

Daniel Mall

Friend and colleague Daniel Mall gets started