Oddities & Diversions: May 2006

May 28, 2006


X-Facts, The X-Men comics vs X-Men: The Last Stand.

May 26, 2006

Kevin Cornell in Beasts

Kevin Cornell has contributed to an upcoming Fantagraphics release entitled, Beasts, a gorgeous 200 page compendium of mythological and folkloric creatures rendered by many very talented artists. See the preview here.

May 25, 2006


Cameratruck, a bunch of lucky souls drive around Spain in a giant pinhole camera that takes 4’ x 8’ photos. The photos will be featured, starting next week, at PhotoEspana (Spain’s annual photo exhibition). Sounds like so much fun!

Towel Day

Do you know where your towel is?

May 23, 2006

A List Apart: Issue 217

A List Apart: Issue 217, In this issue, A List Apart catches up with WCAG 2, considers internationalization practices, and explains how to ward off XSS attacks.

May 22, 2006


Is iDon’t the best SanDisk can do to try and win over iPod customers? A shitty Flash site with a flimsy message and a sheep that looks like it’s using a stethoscope on itself? Good luck with that.

SlideShowPro Director

Todd Dominey introduces SlideShowPro Director, a beautiful web-based admin utility for SlideShowPro. SSP just got a whole lot better.

May 19, 2006


Underware releases Fakir, a blackletter with a holy kiss.

May 16, 2006

El Boton #2

El Boton set #2, The Web Designer Series, is released and features buttons from… well… web designers, including me.

Puft at FILE

My photo Puft at FILE Magazine.

Flickr updates

Flickr makes some much needed interface updates, and also move from “beta” to “gamma”. Hopefully this won’t spur other web apps into acknowledging the rest of the Greek alphabet. More on the update at the Flickr blog.

May 15, 2006

The Illustred Man's Blog

Khoi spruces up his archives with some guest imagery. I’m responsible for the dollar store cowboys of February 2006.

May 12, 2006

SXSW Podcasts online

The podcasts for both panels I was part of at this year’s SXSW are online. Holistic Web Design, where we redesign Plazes.com (follow the podcast with our presentation slides) and Traditional Design and New Technology. Find the podcasts here. You will likely have to search the page because they are just thrown on there.

May 10, 2006

bike parking

What did we do with everyone’s bikes when we went out to play 10¢ bingo? With only one pole in sight, we improvised.

May 9, 2006


Fastest Feet in the West, a speed drumming competition with death metal, country, and jazz drummers pitted against each other.

A List Apart: Issue 216

A List Apart: Issue 216, In this issue, we take a few steps back and reconsider a few common assumptions about the way we work.

May 8, 2006

Francesco Francavilla

Francesco Francavilla does some superb pen and ink illustration work, therefore I am jealous.

Stamp Out Hunger

Help Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday.

May 5, 2006

Font survey

Top forty font survey results for Windows, Mac and Unix family fonts combined. 73% of Windows machines have Garamond?! Wow. Compared to 78% that have Times. This is all very interesting. (via Rob)

May 3, 2006

The Titles You Won't See

John Langdon designed beautiful ambigram opening titles for the upcoming film adaptation of The Da Vinci Code. Sadly, they aren’t going to be used, fortunately for us, he’s put them online along with lots of background info.

Beelzebubba Lyric Sheets

Beelzebubba Lyric Sheets, from the DMA

May 2, 2006

Advice for the New Designer

Kevin has some Advice for the New Designer.


Powazek on The Art of No.

May 1, 2006

Boot It

Jeff Croft reboots, and it’s very nice. I love the live search (and I usually don’t like those things).