Entries Tagged as 'Reading'

Book Worship

November 14th, 2009 · No Comments

I’m loving Book Worship, a blog dedicated to graphically interesting book covers.

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Tags: Graphic Design · Reading

Eye Candy is Good

April 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

Do you think eye candy belongs on a web site or other user interfaces, or is it just marketing polish?  Stephen P. Anderson covers this question in an excellent article titled In Defense of Eye Candy.  He (correctly) suggests that visual stimulus is more than just a clever gimmick.  Here’s an excerpt: Below is a […]

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Tags: Graphic Design · Reading · Typography

Modernism Without Riches

January 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

There’s one upside to a down economy: lower rent.  This not only translates into potentially saved money, but also better values.  Case in point, Time Magazine has a photo essay about the possibility of renting modernist homes, even famous ones.  Even if you can’t buy the house of your dreams, you may just be able […]

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Rediscovering Arts & Architecture

November 9th, 2008 · No Comments

From 1938 to 1967, Arts & Architecture magazine was where you looked for the avant garde of American architecture.  Contained within its many pages were articles written by and about the great designers from the mid-nineteenth century, such as Eero Saarinen, Walter Gropius and Richard Neutra.  It was a showcase of American modernism and its […]

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ABC3D Pop-Up Book

November 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Remember pop-up books?  They always used to amaze me as a kid, and continue to do so as a grown-up.  Having been around the print industry for most of my childhood (Mom worked in advertising), it’s especially fascinating to see not only the clever design but the intricate manufacturing and paper work.  How these things […]

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Living Simply Financially

July 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

If you’re going to get serious about simplifying your life and taking control over your stuff, you simply cannot ignore your finances. Not only will understanding where your money is going provide you with short and long-term security, it will most likely free up some cash to buy some extra goodies. Like most people, I […]

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