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    Spotted: Fishing
    Saturday, June 23, 2007

    Brighton, UK

    Alejandro Paul & MyFonts talk shop
    Thursday, June 21, 2007
    Alejandro Paul discusses his work and that of Sudtipos in MyFont's June newsletter, giving a gentle flavour for the incredibly creative Argentinian typographic and design industry. Across in my part of the world, people this week are busy glorifying the 25th anniversary of a pointless bloody war in a distressing pro-militaristic fashion that makes me feel really very nervous indeed. I'd rather celebrate 6 years of Sudtipos.

    Endless revisions, some corkers
    Thursday, June 21, 2007
    Armin over at Speak Up has posted a neat article entitled 100 Unused Logos and What they Reveal about my Design Inclinations, the result of sifting through his hard disk for those endless revisions of logo designs. Some are rather spiffy and splendid, some, well... aren't (I'm sure he won't mind me saying that - he readily admits it himself). Fun.

    ATypI Brighton 2007 update
    Tuesday, June 19, 2007
    The ATypI online store is up and running again and now taking registrations for this year's conference. This year I'll be providing daily reports on the conference on - providing the ozone-heavy sea air doesn't dramatically interfere with Brighton's marvellous free WiFi hotspots, of course.

    Spotted: Gabriel's Wharf
    Saturday, June 16, 2007

    Southbank, London

    Minor site news
    Saturday, June 16, 2007
    The missing News archives from March to June are now available.

    Oberstufenzentrum Blatten
    Sunday, June 10, 2007
    It isn't really news, but it is a pleasing diversion pointed out on The Ministry of Type. Not sure what Oberstufenzentrum Blatten means, but it is certainly a pleasing signage system.
    Source: Ministry of Type

    Complex problems have simple, easy to understand, wrong answers
    Sunday, June 10, 2007
    Doesn't that pearl of wisdom from Eric Spiekermann just glisten? He gave a brief interview with Computer Love on the occasion of his entry into the ED-Awards European Designers Hall of Fame. He also gave a slightly longer interview to the ideasonideas site.

    ATypI Brighton 2007 programme online
    Sunday, June 10, 2007
    Details of what is happening this September at ATypI Brighton 2007: Hands On, are now available from the official website. Prices this year range from at $595 to $790 for professionals, depending on when you register and your membership of ATypI, and between $195 and $255 for students and those from associate ATypI member countries.

    FontCard 1.5 released
    Sunday, June 10, 2007
    Unsanity has released FontCard 1.5, yours for under a tenner. The new version adds support for FontExplorer X and Suitcase Fusion sets, lets you view Cocoa's standard font panel in WYSIWYG, and adds third party sets just for good measure. Various bugs have been fixed too, though this version drops support for flavours of MacOS X 10.3. It's a free update for registered user, bless them.
    Source: Fontzone

    RSS feed details
    Sunday, June 10, 2007
    If you need details of the RSS feeds for the news and comment sections, these have now been posted to the About page.

    Saturday, June 09, 2007
    I feel that after my earlier nice comment about Microsoft that, in the interest of balance, I should now point out something not so good about Microsoft. So, you are sat at home pondering those nice new typefaces included in Vista? Well, you can now buy them from Ascender Corp! The lot, yours for $299! That's, yes, a full $100 more than if you just went out and bought the full (not even an upgrade) Microsoft Vista Home Basic retail package.
    Yes, I know, the package comes with a 5 CPU license, whether you want to use it on 5 CPUs or not.

    Wolff Olins toss
    Saturday, June 09, 2007
    Wolff Olins has this to say about the London 201.2 logo:

    Echoing London's qualities of a modern, diverse and vibrant city, the London 2012 emblem is unconventionally bold, deliberately spirited and unexpectedly dissonant.

    The emblem's form is inclusive. It can talk to anyone. It has incredible flexibility, yet is consistent. Behind the emblem is a dynamic grid from which comes a distinct visual language. A palette of colours, lines and shapes that create energy, inspiration and interest across every application.

    Now, in my past life as a graphic designer, I had to schlep it over to Kings Cross a few times to deal with Wolff Olins on a couple of big brand projects. They say almost exactly the same words for every single brand project they work on. No, really, almost word for word.

    Anyone fancy working on a PHP script with me to write their press releases for them?

    TypeCon2007 Letter Space
    Saturday, June 09, 2007
    SoTA's TypeCon2007 is being held in Seattle this year, and who else would be sponsoring than Microsoft, who, you know, actually do good stuff in the world of type. No, really, that wasn't actually sarcasm. TypeCon has a new website up and running.
    Source: MS Typo News (duh!)

    Type is...
    Saturday, June 09, 2007
    Well, you already know, right? But just in case.
    Source: design fckr

    201.2 causes seizures
    Tuesday, June 05, 2007
    The London 2012 Olympic chaps have just announced in the last few minutes that a twenty second sequence of the animated version of their logo has been removed from their website, after causing a reported 9 epileptic seizures so far. No news yet as to whether it's down to flashing imagery or just plain bad taste. Elsewhere, people have commented on the similarity between the new logo and Lisa Simpson giving head...
    Source: BBC News 24

    London 201.2
    Monday, June 04, 2007
    I, and every other designer and non-designer I know in the UK, feels embarrassed and bewildered by this monstrous fucking mess, and asks, simply, was was wrong with its neatly executed and terribly British predecessor?

    MyFonts gets classy
    Monday, June 04, 2007
    MyFonts, oh how I fondly remember mocking your child-like, pointless worms... and how I now marvel at your latest email newsletter, in grown up type, covering Matthew Carter, Zuzana Licko, Sumner Stone and Gerard Unger.

    Friday, June 01, 2007
    As followers of Yves' blog may know, I may have inadvertently not paid my internet bill. For a few months. All has been resolved and the site is back.

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