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Are you a bookfuturist?

Are you a bookfuturist?

Old news but good news: I also want Bookfuturism.com to be a kind of social network for Bookfuturists like me. There are clear markets for writing by techno­logical triumphalists (I call these guys and girls technofuturists) and doomsayers (when it comes to reading, this group can be called book­servatives). It’s easy to give a thumbs-up […]

Do circuit diagrams count?

Do circuit diagrams count?

Yes, folks, once again it’s that magical time of year: only six days until DrawMo! 2008! Who: People of the Internets What: Try to make at least one drawing a day for a month Where: Offline, online, on blogs, on Flickr, wherever When: November 1–30 Why: Because it’s fun To join the DrawMo! group blog, […]

The Charles Montgomery Burns Award for Blogging

The Charles Montgomery Burns Award for Blogging

Last week Stephen Tiano was so kind as to select this blog as one of ten he rated “Excellent,” as part of a pay-it-forward linky thing. Thanks, Steve! I’m not sure I like the Enron-style logo for the project— —but I certainly appreciate the kind notice. Some of the relevant sites that I follow have […]

Yap, yap, yap

Yap, yap, yap

John Oliver Coffey dropped me an e-mail the other morning about a new discussion forum for typesetters, aptly called . . . Typesetter Forum. It’s a new (and free) forum for questions, answers and opinions related to the publishing industry with particular emphasis on typesetting. Its not exactly a free-for-all (will be lightly moderated) and […]

Start sharpening your pencils!

Start sharpening your pencils!

Only two weeks to go until DrawMo! 2007, the project wherein interested parties try to make at least one drawing a day for the month of November. A dozen brave sketchers joined me on the group blog last fall, and I know that several others followed along at Flickr, on their own blogs, or (gasp) […]

Why join AIGA?

Why join AIGA?

A few weeks ago, I got a wild hair you-know-where to join AIGA, “the professional association for design.” I figured I’d join for a year, go to all the NYC events, participate as much as I could stand, and then reup only if it seemed valuable. So I poked around on the AIGA and AIGA/NY […]

TypeCon 2007 in 100 words or less

TypeCon 2007 in 100 words or less

“I love Quark, but . . . at some point you gotta stop hitting yourself on the head with a hammer.” “Calli means ‘good’ and graphy means ‘writing,’ so calligraphy means ‘beautiful writing.’ Isn’t that neat?” Because some users don’t know how to type curly quotes instead of straight ones, you should make fonts whose […]

See you in Seattle?

See you in Seattle?

Anybody going to TypeCon? Despite saying last year that “I probably won’t go again,” and despite adding a mental “and especially to the one in Seattle,”* I just registered for, oops, the conference in Seattle. Because I realized that the way things are shaking out, otherwise I’ll end up not taking any summer vacation, and […]

How do you find out about design-related stuff?

How do you find out about design-related stuff?

Book designer B., soon moving to New York, wrote today to inquire, How do you find design jobs? How do you find out about groups to join for discussing design, books, etc., and for going with to conferences/seminars/talks? What are your favorite sites for knowing when design-related things are happening? I get asked this first […]

Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular Activities

Yesterday when I asked, “What does an ‘art director’ do?” Erin replied, “I dunno, exactly, but I do know they have a club!” To which I replied, in turn, “Those directors, and their clubs!” Then, after work, I went out to have some beers with my club. Which brings on this public service announcement: People, […]