Oddities & Diversions: January 2006

January 31, 2006

A List Apart: Issue 211

A List Apart: Issue 211, Real mastery is about perfecting the basics: a great cup of coffee, an effective home page, the three-column layout. ALSO, ALA is accepting submissions for a special Valentine’s Day issue, What do you love and hate about the web? (submit from the homepage)

January 30, 2006


Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions, with stunning covers by Anders Nilsen, Art Spiegelman, Roz Chast, Seth, Charles Burns, and Chris Ware.


iCalViewer is probably the handiest add-on to iCal ever, bringing your upcoming events right to the desktop.

January 26, 2006

AEA Atlanta

The next An Event Apart will be… Atlanta! Also, Seattle, Chicago, and Los Angeles coming soon.

Five Simple Steps to Typesetting on the web: The Right Glyph for the Job

Five Simple Steps to Typesetting on the web: The Right Glyph for the Job

January 25, 2006

Five Simple Steps to Typesetting on the web: Introduction

Mark Boulton is back with another five part series, this time web typography. Don’t miss it.

January 24, 2006

Today Only!

Today only, McSweeney’s Issue 13 half off! Too late, you missed it. This is the all comics issue, edited by Chris Ware (who also provided the gorgeous cover), and includes more comic greats than you can shake a salami at. 12 24 bucks is still a steal, treat yourself.

January 18, 2006

Maverick Hunter's 'Human Beings As Prey' Plan Not As Challenging As Expected

The Onion: Maverick Hunter’s ‘Human Beings As Prey’ Plan Not As Challenging As Expected

January 17, 2006

A List Apart: Issue 210

A List Apart: Issue 210, In web technology, as in fashion, one day you’re in, and the next day you’re out.

January 14, 2006

Rothko at FILE Magazine

Rothko at FILE Magazine, one of my daily photos has been added to the archives.

January 13, 2006

High time for a fitness machine

High time for a fitness machine, great poster.

Chip Kidd Interviewed

Robert Birnbaum interviews Chip Kidd for the third time. One and two are also great reads. (via CP)

January 12, 2006


Adding text on top of text in Photoshop. *smacks head* This has been plaguing me for a long time.

January 11, 2006

Hand Made

Absenter: Hand made

January 10, 2006


Something you may have missed, the Apple site is now optimized for 1024px wide screens.


Greg provides some realistic prediction for Macworld

January 9, 2006

Suitcase Fusion

Extensis releases Suitcase Fusion, though it may be too little too late since Linotype has spoiled Mac users with FontExplorer X. Suitcase Fusion looks like it brings a marginal set of improvements to an already buggy and unreliable platform. I’ll stick with the better (and free) FontExplorer X.

Ellen Lupton talk Typography in Philly

Ellen Lupton is speaking in Philly this Thursday. If you care about typography and live in the area, you should go. Also, it’s free.

Adobe Lightroom Beta

Lightroom, Adobe’s new digital photo-manager prerelease. Even in beta this holds more promise than Apple’s outdated and bloated iPhoto. The Lightroom beta is free (expires at the end of June) and currently Mac only (PC version is on the way).