Endlessly impressed with the website, write ups, work and general vibe of The Company You Keep, another Australia design shop. It’s funny to me because I had always envisioned getting experience in the ‘States and returning to Melbourne to get a job. Maybe it could still happen?
One Iota is a phrase I had to Google to remember the meaning (it means ‘not the slightest amount’) and is also a uber-clean, friendly design studio in Brisbane, Australia. They only show a small amount of projects but man are they varied. From Taste to Esplanade Coffee to their info page, it all rounds out to something unexpected. I also dig their site navigation, color and use of typography. High marks!
I have NO idea how they did this, but these are old, some famous, black and white photos turned into color. Man! I would love to seem more. Or, even better, black and white movies to color! Would be so cool.
The font that I created, Levi, is now being sold on YouWorkForThem. Since releasing it a few months ago, I’ve added 3 weights – fill, a simple pattern and a complex pattern. Be sure to check it out!
This looks promising.
What if sending money was as simple as sending an email? That’s the premise of Square Cash, launching today for all debit card users in the US, using any email service. To use Square Cash, all you do is compose an email to a friend, type the amount you way to pay in the subject title, and cc email@example.com. If it’s your first time using the service, you’re directed to Square’s website where you type in your debit card number — and you’re done. There are no accounts to create, apps to download, friends to add, surcharges to pay, or bank account numbers to look up.
Because the Internet is lightning fast, the new Nest Smoke (and Carbon Monoxide) alarm is old news. And yet the video they feature the new alarm is so compelling. Yes! It is like that. Stupid ladders and D batteries that no one uses. But is $130 worth it to stop all of that? Per room? Yikes.
I’ve been staring, pulling imagery and generally amazed by the work over at Werklig. They do so many things right, even their site alone. They show the work first, then the description should you care to read why they chose Lineto’s Replica Mono or how they stuck with a certain bond for an Aalto job. The work itself is expertly shot and the process for the job is equally impressive and fun to learn about. Before and afters, sketches for a mural or even just general wayfinding illustrations. Really like their stuff.
Levi is a hand-set* typeface based on the simple shapes used in early kids education (triangles, circles, etc). The font has 2 styles, rough and rounded, and uses 3 colors which you can change.
*Hand-set refers to the period of time when designers would create fonts by hand-setting each letter. In this case, hand-set refers to the file type: it’s a vector Adobe Illustrator file (CS4, CS5 and CS6). It is not a system font.
Levi is intended for use in headlines and sub-headlines but can be used for anything. Let me know what you come up with! Send in-use examples at firstname.lastname@example.org
A couple of co-workers and I were chatting about beach front properties and the allure of buying a small plot of land, building a small, simple building and frequenting it on the weekends. Trailer houses, shipping containers, yurts and finally A-frames were discussed. I then remembered reading about this house by Jens Risom in Dwell. What a amazing place! It’s all wood, rad mid-century furniture, a simple wood stove and a nice little loft. This would be super ideal.
Ben Javens is probably in the Top 5 favorite artists. His style is at times both vintage and contemporary. His little faces that look like pieces of simple geometric shapes are super endearing. Then you have this colors and story-telling within each piece. Amazing. I want him to do all of my son’s birthdays forever.