1. therumpus:

grantcuster:

A day late for his would-be 51st birthday it’s probably time I finally blog about my treatment of David Foster Wallace’s Host. The detailed explanation is available on site but wrapped up in the project is a long-held affection for Wallace, a curiosity about the still underexplored possibilities for long-form text on the internet and a desire to just try some stuff.
There are four different footnote options to explore and I’d love to hear peoples’ thoughts on their favorites, their most hated, or an option they would have liked to see instead.
Someday there’ll be a longer post on skeumorphism, footnotes vs. hyperlinks, physical vs. digital possibilities, and maybe content geography, but, for now, this.

If you are interested in web design or DFW or (especially) web design AND DFW, Grant Custer’s experiments in annotating the essay “Host” is ripe for your eyes. What better way to spend your lunch hour?

For all our people who are into skeumorphism, footnotes vs. hyperlinks, physical vs. digital possibilities, and maybe content geography… with love on a Friday at lunch!

    therumpus:

    grantcuster:

    A day late for his would-be 51st birthday it’s probably time I finally blog about my treatment of David Foster Wallace’s Host. The detailed explanation is available on site but wrapped up in the project is a long-held affection for Wallace, a curiosity about the still underexplored possibilities for long-form text on the internet and a desire to just try some stuff.

    There are four different footnote options to explore and I’d love to hear peoples’ thoughts on their favorites, their most hated, or an option they would have liked to see instead.

    Someday there’ll be a longer post on skeumorphism, footnotes vs. hyperlinks, physical vs. digital possibilities, and maybe content geography, but, for now, this.

    If you are interested in web design or DFW or (especially) web design AND DFW, Grant Custer’s experiments in annotating the essay “Host” is ripe for your eyes. What better way to spend your lunch hour?

    For all our people who are into skeumorphism, footnotes vs. hyperlinks, physical vs. digital possibilities, and maybe content geography… with love on a Friday at lunch!

  2. explore-blog:

Beloved cartoonist Hugh MacLeod follows up on Ignore Everybody with The Art Of Not Sucking, a compendium of advice on the creative life.
Complement with Neil Gaiman’s commencement address on the same subject.

Posting because, who DOESN’T need advice on the creative life?!

    explore-blog:

    Beloved cartoonist Hugh MacLeod follows up on Ignore Everybody with The Art Of Not Sucking, a compendium of advice on the creative life.

    Complement with Neil Gaiman’s commencement address on the same subject.

    Posting because, who DOESN’T need advice on the creative life?!

    (Source: )

  3. 'The magazine's March issue will mark the debut of a redesign overseen by creative director Darhil Crooks, who previously lent his design talents to Ebony and Esquire before joining The Atlantic in August. (According to editor in chief James Bennet, he’s also “kind of a genius.”)’ (via The Atlantic Gets a New Look)
For once, a redesign story crediting the actual designer. Huge kudos to Mr. Crooks!

    'The magazine's March issue will mark the debut of a redesign overseen by creative director Darhil Crooks, who previously lent his design talents to Ebony and Esquire before joining The Atlantic in August. (According to editor in chief James Bennet, he’s also “kind of a genius.”)’ (via The Atlantic Gets a New Look)

    For once, a redesign story crediting the actual designer. Huge kudos to Mr. Crooks!

  4. explore-blog:

In 1961, Playboy assembled some of the greatest designers in America for this spread. From left to right: George Nelson, Edward Wormley, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Charles Eames, and Jens Risom.

#magazines for the win

    explore-blog:

    In 1961, Playboy assembled some of the greatest designers in America for this spread. From left to right: George Nelson, Edward Wormley, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Charles Eames, and Jens Risom.

    #magazines for the win

  5. Goin’ type-nerd crazy in the best way, thanks to this post on Texas Monthly: TJ Tucker’s tour of the redesign. Part 1)

    Goin’ type-nerd crazy in the best way, thanks to this post on Texas Monthly: TJ Tucker’s tour of the redesign. Part 1)

  6. via P!: Karel Martens: Selected Letterpress Works →

    p-exclamation:

    When Karel Martens began studying art in Holland in the late 1950s, “graphic design” did not even exist as its own course of study. Today he is widely recognized as one of the most important practitioners of that very discipline, with an esteemed client list that includes major publishers,…

    Click-thru for some beautiful lunch-break inspiration…

  7. You have to make stuff. The tools of journalism are in your hands and no one is going to give a damn about what is on your resume, they want to see what you have made with your own little fingies. Can you use Final Cut Pro? Have you created an Instagram that is about something besides a picture of your cat every time she rolls over? Is HTML 5 a foreign language to you? Is your social media presence dominated by a picture of your beer bong, or is it an RSS of interesting stuff that you add insight to? People who are doing hires will have great visibility into what you can actually do, what you care about and how you can express on any number of platforms.

    — 

    David Carr, media columnist for the New York Times, via yesterday’s Reddit IAmA. (via futurejournalismproject)

    The best advice is the advice that everyone can use. Here’s to us makers!

  8. With our SPD 48 Standard Deadline bombarding us with entries on Friday, between the phone, the FedEx and the faith we’d get home by Sunday, we missed posting this sad news: Print's NYC office is closing and the local staff laid-off. No one comments better on this than former Print EIC Emily Gordon to UnBeige: “It’s the end of an era.” (Read more via F W Media to Shutter Print’s NYC Operations - UnBeige)

    With our SPD 48 Standard Deadline bombarding us with entries on Friday, between the phone, the FedEx and the faith we’d get home by Sunday, we missed posting this sad news: Print's NYC office is closing and the local staff laid-off. No one comments better on this than former Print EIC Emily Gordon to UnBeige: “It’s the end of an era.” (Read more via F W Media to Shutter Print’s NYC Operations - UnBeige)

  9. "Chris Christie Upset About His Time Cover" (via FishbowlNY). We say, really??

    "Chris Christie Upset About His Time Cover" (via FishbowlNY). We say, really??

  10. Law enforcement officials confirmed Friday that four more copy editors were killed this week amid ongoing violence between two rival gangs divided by their loyalties to the The Associated Press Stylebook and The Chicago Manual Of Style. “At this time we have reason to believe the killings were gang-related and carried out by adherents of both the AP and Chicago styles, part of a vicious, bloody feud to establish control over the grammar and usage guidelines governing American English,” said FBI spokesman Paul Holstein, showing reporters graffiti tags in which the word “anti-social” had been corrected to read “antisocial.” “The deadly territory dispute between these two organizations, as well as the notorious MLA Handbook gang, has claimed the lives of more than 63 publishing professionals this year alone.” Officials also stated that an innocent 35-year-old passerby who found himself caught up in a long-winded dispute over use of the serial, or Oxford, comma had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

    — 

    4 Copy Editors Killed In Ongoing AP Style, Chicago Manual Gang Violence | The Onion

    The copy editors will get us all. (Copy-editors?) (Whatever.)

  11. Hat tip to Wayne Kamidoi, designer for today’s NYT Sports front page: no inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame, no art. The brilliance of white space. (via New York Times sports editor on blank front page: Chance to capture dispiriting story of steroids in baseball in a freshly powerful way | The Sherman Report)

    Hat tip to Wayne Kamidoi, designer for today’s NYT Sports front page: no inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame, no art. The brilliance of white space. (via New York Times sports editor on blank front page: Chance to capture dispiriting story of steroids in baseball in a freshly powerful way | The Sherman Report)

  12. RIP SPIN →

  13. dirkbarnett:

TNR Palette

Things we love: watching it all come together. Can. Not. Wait.

    dirkbarnett:

    TNR Palette

    Things we love: watching it all come together. Can. Not. Wait.

  14. Along with our great co-chairs, we are introducing a NEW online system, making entering PUB 48 even easier than ever! Forget about handwriting categories, credits, and payment information. No more photocopying entry forms and waiting for a receipt. Everything is completed online where you can enter and manage your submissions at the click of a button.

    — FREAKING GENIUS, if we do say so ourselves. Hurray! The SPD 48 Call For Entries is Here!