February 08, 2008

Singularity

Singularity?

"Singularity  is the first large-scale online web conference in the world.

Singularity is over 100 of the world’s top web visionaries, developers, designers, thought leaders, and celebrities.

Singularity is three days of talks over multiple tracks.

In 2008, Singularity will define Web ‘08."

More here...

February 05, 2008

Oi! Microsoft. No!

2237793638_d5e712d846_2 This brought some mild amusement this morning, the Flickr communities reaction to the recent interest from Microsoft to acquire Yahoo

Also, a question that popped into my head, will Flickr lose its Flashyness and been done in Silverlight!?

February 01, 2008

Skyfire

Despite clearly being named by a neolithic tribesman it looks like this new wunder-browser might actually deliver some rather impressive  goods in terms of web-on-yer-mobile. If the hype is to be believed this really will be like the web but on your mobile. No really it will. Exactly the same. You might even be forgiven for thinking for a second that your mobile is really a PC and you've magically grown to giant proportions.

If it does work and doesn't require only the hugest of processors to run it, it will be pretty impressive. Particularly for opening up the kind of Flash based content which has hitherto been ever so slightly out of reach.

Still as usual the question is begged: is this really the right approach? What about services tailored to small screens? Things that actually make more sense on the move then they do at your desk.

It's the web on your mobile, but also that's all it is.

January 21, 2008

Puzzling in the laundrette, on the bus...?

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Puzzle magazines are big business. 3/4 of the UK population regularly does puzzles, with 1/4 of the population doing a puzzle daily. Puzzler Media, the UK market leader, sells 1.3 million magazines every month and syndicates puzzles to additional titles in the UK and abroad.

With a 30 year trading history and 53% market share in the UK, Puzzler Media were looking to deepen their relationships with existing customers, reach new audiences and generate significant revenues by bringing their puzzles to mobile phones.

More info

http://www.futureplatforms.com/fp/clients/puzzler_media/

January 07, 2008

Eatable letterforms...

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Speechless...

http://www.veer.com/products/typedetail.aspx?image=UMT0000300

From Pen to Bezier

Between 1935 and 1955, many American calligraphers and letterers laid down their pens for new type technologies. But a few refused to give in. They saw those technologies not as progress but as an art-devaluing, salary-reducing threat.

Among those rebels was New Yorker Rand Holub, best known for his logo designs, brand signatures, and custom lettering for Macy’s. In 1958, his Gillot 291 – an upright script done in 1950 – became the basis of Intertype’s Monterey. Although Monterey included some reworkings of Holub’s lettering, technological constraints meant that the bulk of his calligraphic art had to be ignored.

Almost 50 years later, Holub’s original script has found new life in Feel Script. Designed by Alejandro Paul, Feel presents the lettering in its entirety, as well as letters redrawn from vintage American magazine ads (some by Holub himself). Thanks to OpenType, it also includes many alternates, ligatures, dreamy swashes, and other strangely beautiful combinations.

With over 1,200 characters, Feel Script is designed for maximum expression. A Veer Exclusive $99

See the slide show:

http://www.veer.com/ideas/feelscript/

Developing Identities... Swiss Telecom to Media Brand

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http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/vectors_and_gradients_run_ramp.php

Swisscom are going through similar developments to Orange as a business expanding beyond their telecoms roots..

Interesting to see their identity develop away from the classical swiss typographic style.

Would the typographic heroes of  Switzerland be happy I wonder.

Jan Tschicold what would you think?

The comments found on the link page are hilarious.

NOTE: Look out for the flash 'blender' clip.

December 20, 2007

The pebbles of your mind.

December 18, 2007

The text message is 15 years old!

http://www.madcomments.co.uk/text-celebrates-15-years-%e2%80%93-can-you-believe-it/

Everyone's wondering what's next.... :)

December 17, 2007

For the gadget man...

Closed_charger Gadget_charger If I had one of them and one of them and one of them...

I'd want one of these....

http://www.kangaroomstorage.com/product/office/152/kangaroom-phone-pda-charging-station.html#

Thinking more about the words

http://www.brandchannel.com/features_effect.asp?pf_id=281

A sensible look at how we all (everyone) can effectively take part in using words  effectively and maintaining/building a verbal brand style.

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