Stephen Watkins

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Stephen Watkins simple and beautiful website is worth to check out. Also his 2007 Show Reel is up with music by Old Man River (which also has a super cool website).

Nice Bike Lockers

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Emigre releases new typeface

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Malaga was designed by Xavier Dupré in 2007.

Xavier Dupré was born in 1977 in France. He first studied graphic design in Paris, then calligraphy and typography at Scriptorium de Toulouse. From 1999 to 2001 he worked as a type designer in a packaging design agency in Paris. He has collaborated on Renaissance letterforms with Ladislas Mandel, known for telephone directory typefaces. From 2001 to 2004 he lived in Cambodia where he designed Latin and Khmer typefaces. He was awarded certificates of typographic excellence from the New York Type Directors Club in 2004, 2005 and in 2006 for Vista Sans.

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Reformated text for readability

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This actually seems like a good idea:

Scientists at a small startup called Walker Reading Technologies in Minnesota have determined that the human brain is not wired properly to read block text. They have found that our eyes view text as if they’re peering through a straw. Not only does your brain see the text on the line you’re reading, but it’s also uploading superfluous information from the two lines above and the two lines below. This causes your brain to engage in a tug of war as it fights to filter and ignore the noise. The result is slower reading speeds and decreased comprehension. The company has developed a product that automatically re-formats text in a way that your brain can more easily comprehend.

Article Link: http://venturebeat.com/2007/05/10/live-ink-offers-better-way-to-read-text-online/#more-10459

Great article about China Central Television new Headquarters project in Beijing by Rem Koolhas

“The story of a single cookie presaging the most important building in China is, quite simply, bizarre. It may be a romantic notion, but most of us still want to believe that great architecture is made on a napkin, the source of inspiration being anything except hard work.” Read the full story »

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Mysterium Tremendum, a show by Bruno 9li (Bruno Novelli)

This brazilian grafitti / fine artist now living and working in Porto Alegre, Brazil is having his first solo show in the US at the Anno Domini Gallery from April 6th to May 19th. His works is pretty amazing and you can learn more about him on his website and see some photos of him setting up the San Jose show.

Anno Domini Gallery
366 South Firts St - San Jose, CA 95113
408 271 5155

I will try to check out the opening but if I can’t make down to San Jose I will definitely go next week.

iTunes + EMI + higher quality - DRM = worth an extra 30¢

Boing-Boing has a great post about Apple and EMI’s new deal as well as a large list of articles about Apple, iTunes, DRM and other related topics.
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Same Team, New Name

It's been thirteen years since we started Odopod.

We've always wanted one thing: to do the best work of our lives. Along the way, we have been joined by an eclectic and exceptionally talented bunch of people who wanted the same thing. Together, we've built a company we love.

Two years ago, Odopod was acquired by Nurun.

The acquisition was a validation of everything we had built. It was also a catalyst for some big changes we wanted to make. We began to tackle bigger, thornier problems and to work all over the world. With Nurun, we've had a series of huge wins and have been producing our best work yet.

That's why we recently decided to retire the Odopod brand, formally adopt Nurun as our name, and take the reins of Nurun's US operations.

We're all still here—same team with the same appetite for great work, only now with different e-mail addresses and more frequent flyer miles. And we're growing, so send your talented friends our way.

Keep an eye out for new work from Nurun. It will be our best yet.

Tim, Dave, Jacquie, JT & Guthrie


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