Oddities & Diversions: April 2007

April 27, 2007

The Swap Meat Scrapbook

The Bearskinrug Sketchbook, Kevin Cornell contributes some swapped meat in the form of “A limited-edition collection of drawings, comics and paintings pieced together from old sketchbooks and piles of loose art”. I’ve seen all of this stuff over the years, and can assure you, it’s magnificent. Head over to Coudal Partners’ Swap Meat and pick yours up; the limited run of 200 won’t be around for long.

April 26, 2007

R.I.P.: Ministry Of Information (2000-2007)

R.I.P.: Ministry Of Information (2000-07). My, and Happy Cog Philadelphia’s, favorite bar is closing, and our heads have been hanging low all week. You can be sure many of us will be there Friday and Saturday (the closing night) to send it out in style. If you are in/around Philly, and want to hang out, or get your ass kicked at Ms. Pac-Man, come on out.

April 25, 2007

HP to Acquire Logoworks

HP to Acquire Logoworks, HP plans to leverage Logoworks’ technologies and services to provide small businesses with access to professional design solutions at a fraction of market cost. Oh, for fuck’s sake.

April 24, 2007

A List Apart: Issue 236

A List Apart: Issue 236, In this issue: Work the long hallway. Design smarter with contrast. And boost respect for the profession by participating in A List Apart’s first annual Web Design Survey. Articles by Andy Rutledge and Jonathan Follett.

April 23, 2007


Panic releases Coda, Text editor + Transmit + CSS editor + Terminal + Books + More = Whoah. Holy crap, that’s cool.

April 19, 2007

Polar Clock

Polar Clock, beautiful clock visualization. Available as a Mac or PC screensaver. (via Khoi)

April 13, 2007

Happy Friday the 13th

Celebrate Friday the 13th with a video of all 160 deaths from film series, displayed back-to-back and in chronological order. (via Waxy)

Vonnegut blind contours

So It Goes…, Inkfinger grieves with Vonnegut blind contour drawings.

April 12, 2007

Drinky Crow Show

Another glimpse from the upcoming Drinky Crow Show cartoon by Tony Millionaire. Also, don’t miss the first 30-second clip, complete with theme song by They Might Be Giants. Looks like this will be lots of fun!

Kurt Vonnegut, R.I.P.

Kurt Vonnegut dies at 84. Rest in peace, Mr. Trout.

April 10, 2007

Action Park

Wikipedia entry for Action Park, New Jersey waterpark known for its low safety record and fatalities. A really funny read because you can almost taste the love and bile the authors have for the park.


Airbag Department of Security Blog Advisory System, for when the shit hits the fan.

A List Apart: Issue 235

A List Apart: Issue 235, In this issue: Increase your web application’s accessibility via WAI-ARIA and take control of your online type with a baseline grid. Articles by Martin Kliehm and Wilson Miner.

April 6, 2007

Our Little Secret

Our Little Secret, Michael Bierut on the way we (designers) were, and a little film called Helvetica.

April 5, 2007

Language in Common

Language in Common, a SF-based creativity and communications studio. Do yourself a favor and read their wonderfully written manifestos (all PDFs) on business, creativity, leadership, and writing. When you’re done there, check out their blog, Tiny Gigantic.

April 4, 2007

Helvetica Notebook

New from Veer, the Helvetica Notebook, a tie-in to the Helvetica documentary. The kicker here is that it’s a lined notebook, and the lines are actually quotes from the film set in 3pt Helvetica. Neat!

Google Desktop for Mac

Google Desktop for Mac is very cool, complete with slick key-command and lightning fast search results.

April 2, 2007

Type Directors Club 2007 Winners

Type Directors Club 2007 design competition winners announced. Some great stuff, including Flexion, by fellow Philadelphian, John Langdon.