Oddities & Diversions: August 2006

August 28, 2006

Bill Watterson's rarest

Bill Watterson’s rarest!, a collection of the Calvin and Hobbes creator’s uncollected and limited work. (via D!)


22 Panels That Always Work… Sometimes, great response to Wally Wood’s 22 Panels That Always Work..

Guy Weekend 2006

The weekend saw another successful Guy Weekend take place, full of paintball, video games, and snakes on planes.

August 24, 2006

Get Shorty

Khoi Vinh and crew release Shorty, a handy link redirection tool that you host on your own server. Simple and sweet. Read more about the development at Subtraction.

August 22, 2006


Dan rightly sends some typefaces to the hell box with Typobituaries.

A List Apart: Issue 222

A List Apart: Issue 222, Save time by tricking PHP into managing your tricky text-wrap problems; use that time to fix your About page. Everybody wins.

August 10, 2006


Crap! Why didn’t anyone tell me Typeradio redesigned and added a slew of podcasts! I love listening to people talking about typography.

August 9, 2006

Nikon D80

Nikon announces the D80, a worthy successor to the D70/D70s line. I believe this will be my next camera. From the looks of eBay, I can still get a good bit for my D70 body. And a special treat, DPReview’s Hands-on Preview of the Nikon D80.

2007 SXSW Interactive Panel Proposal Picker

2007 SXSW Interactive Panel Proposal Picker, take matters into your own hands and vote for the topics and panels you want to see most next year at SXSW. I have one proposal in under DIY/Creativity for a presentation entitled “After the Brief: A Field Guide to Design Inspiration”. We have some really great ideas planned, so please drop a vote in for it if that sounds interesting to you (and if you can brave the wonky interface). Otherwise, there are plenty more exciting topics!

August 8, 2006

Arcade Daze

Arcade Daze, a new freeware icon set from the Iconfactory that features some of your old favorite 80s video game denizens.

A List Apart: Issue 221

A List Apart: Issue 221, Building better website navigation. Engaging your readers with writing that keeps them coming back. This issue of ALA is all about the basics.

August 7, 2006


Helvetica, a documentary about the typeface! Type nerdery!

August 4, 2006

CSS Dungeon

Using Dynamic 3D with CSS and the DOM to make a dungeon enviroment! I have no idea what the practical application of this is, but damn if it isn’t impressive and just plain cool.

August 2, 2006

Unsolicited Response to Agency.com

“People were sittin’ on the table, people were sittin’ on counters…”, hilarious Unsolicited Response to Agency.com and their lame Subway “viral” video. From your friends at Coudal Partners.

Iconfactory redesigns

Iconfactory Redesigns, it’s decidedly more blog-like (I already miss the unique personality of the old design), and I’m not a fan of the all-white logo, but on the whole, the site is much more usable and integrated with their wonderful offerings.

Lanston Type Co. Summer 2006 Releases

Lantson Type Co.’s Summer 2006 releases include some gems like Pabst (those ligatures are fucking gorgeous), and Fournier Le Jeune. Check out the full list here.

Monotype Imaging Acquires Linotype

Monotype Imaging Acquires Linotype. Wow, this looks very promising.