Oddities & Diversions: September 2006

September 30, 2006


Scab, in which Greg Storey rightly lays into sleezeball Falkner Winery for stealing the hard work that went into the Joyent and Cork’d designs.

September 26, 2006

Paula Scher article at Fast Company

The Wordsmith, There’s no point in luring people into thinking you’re a nice, accommodating person who will do it any way they want if you’re concealing this spine of steel. From an article on the inimitable Paula Scher over at Fast Company.

A List Apart: Issue 224

A List Apart: Issue 224, Frustrated with CSS? Itching to make your markup just a little more semantically sound? Read and be healed.

September 21, 2006

Fill 'er up

A local South Philly gas station owner is closing up shop citing high prices and pollution as the reasons. As a final farewell, at 5 p.m. on Friday, he’ll sell gas for $1.49 a gallon until he runs out. Man… it wasn’t even that long ago that you could really get gas for that much everywhere.

September 14, 2006

Really Bad Tattoos

Really Bad Tattoos, part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4. Oh man, some of these are astoundingly shortsighted and shameful. I think that Mr. Cool Ice (from part 3) might be my favorite.

September 12, 2006

A List Apart: Issue 223

A List Apart: Issue 223, Whether you’ve come for the basics, need a clever new trick, or just want a bit of a laugh, we have something for you in this week’s triple issue.

September 11, 2006

Win a spot in a Chris Ware comic strip

For a (steep) price you could win yourself a spot in a Chris Ware comic strip, in support of The First Amendment Project. If you have a lot of expendable income, head over to eBay and place your bid!

Start Your Free Trial Now

Start Your Free Trial Now, the more likely reason CNN.com is showing their real time coverage of Sept 11, 2001 is that they’re shilling for CNN Pipeline subscribers. Otherwise, why wouldn’t they also air it on one of their dozens of television stations?

September 7, 2006

Roger Black

The new RogerBlack.com, bold and beautiful.

September 6, 2006


Amigo, Carson Systems latest creation, goes live! Amigo brings advertisers and newsletters together. I’m responsible for the design end of things on the website and application. Congrats everyone, great job!

24" iMac

Apple updates the iMac line, which now includes screens up to 24” wide! I can finally upgrade!

September 5, 2006

Type By Goudy

Type By Goudy, a 1942 Popular Science article on the greatest American type designer, Frederic Goudy. Did you know that he didn’t start cutting fonts until he was 40?! It’s never too late!

September 1, 2006

Insane Origami

The Extreme Sport of Origami, the most detailed and stunning origami you’ve ever seen. Be sure to click through the fold diagrams.

Animatus, cartoon characters' skeletons

First, Michael Paulus did drawings of what cartoon characters’ skeletons might look like. Now, Korean art exhibit, Animatus, takes it to the natural next level and creates the skeletons out of resin and aluminum for a beautiful and macabre effect.