Derek Kim has taken on a massive undertaking: re-designing, unprompted, the MUNI logo. For those outside of the West coast, MUNI is the transit system around great SF. The logo, I think, was done by Lance Wyman probably in the 70s and is pretty iconic. What Derek has done has cleaned it up, modernized it and maybe most importantly made all the signage readable. From someone who flies to SF, deciphering their signs and getting tickets is definitely not straightforward. I hope whoever runs MUNI hires him!
I don’t really understand how this works, but the MaxStone remote shutter for your DSLR is incredibly promising. Imagine adding a little white pebble to your DSLR and controlling everything from shutter to aperture to program settings with your iPhone! Black magic I tells ya.
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.