Links van 21 november 2018 tot 25 november 2018

Christopher Tolkien and the legacy of his father J.R.R. Tolkien: The Steward of Middle-earthNow, after more than 40 years, at the age of 94, Christopher Tolkien has laid down his editor’s pen, having completed a great labor of quiet, scholastic commitment to his father’s vision. It is the concluding public act of a gentleman and […]

Links van 25 maart 2018 tot 15 mei 2018

Drupal takes on risky admin interface renewal to catch up with WordPress | Drupal ShellIt is sad to see that the gradual adoption plan was switched to chase down shiny technology, without good thought on the long term effects on the community. With the original monolithic model of Drupal, falling out of favour it no longer […]

Links van 9 november 2017 tot 10 november 2017

IBM TypeThanks for your interest in IBM Plex, IBM’s new corporate type family. IBM Plex is open source, and should be used by IBMers for all typographical situations, replacing Helvetica Neue, whenever possible. Why This Fungus Has Over 20,000 Sexes – D-briefOne species of fungi, Schizophyllum commune, really shines when it comes to gender diversity. […]

Links van 12 september 2017 tot 19 september 2017

Nieuw Syrisch eethuisje aan Sint-Jacobs: “Een eerbetoon aan … (Gent) – Het NieuwsbladEen restaurantje op Bij Sint-Jacobs waar Gentenaars kunnen proeven van de Syrische keuken en ­cultuur. Met de hulp van zijn kinderen realiseert Mohamed Akrah (52) zijn levensdroom in 'De Dageraad van Aleppo'. “De grandeur van Aleppo komt terug.” A beginner’s guide to using […]

Links van 13 november 2015 tot 15 november 2015

Saudi Arabia’s Curriculum of Intolerance | Freedom House"What is being taught today in Saudi public school textbooks about how Muslims should relate to other religious communities will poison the minds of a new generation of Saudis," said Nina Shea, Director of the Center for Religious Freedom and principal author of the report. "Whatever changes have […]

Links van 15 februari 2015 tot 18 februari 2015

Butterick’s Practical TypographyAmong web-pub­lish­ing tools, I see Medium as the equiv­a­lent of a frozen pizza: not as whole­some as a meal you could make your­self, but for those with­out the time or mo­ti­va­tion to cook, a po­ten­tially bet­ter op­tion than just eat­ing peanut but­ter straight from the jar. The prob­lem, how­ever, is that Medium holds out its […]

Links van 8 juni 2014 tot 9 juni 2014

2001: A Space Odyssey | Typeset In The Future2001: A Space Odyssey – Stanley Kubrick's 1968 sci-fi masterpiece – seems an appropriate place to start a blog about typography in sci-fi. Amongst other delights, it offers a zero-gravity toilet, emergency resuscitations, exploding bolts, and product placement aplenty. It's also the Ur Example of Eurostile Bold Extended's regular appearance in spacecraft user […]

Links van 28 mei 2014 tot 2 juni 2014

Brainfuck beware: JavaScript is after you! | Patricio Palladinotl;dr I just made a tool to transform any javascript code into an equivalent sequence of ()[]{}!+ characters. Bayesian AB Testing | Technology on Heels with Lyst EngineeringBayesian inference is robust and fun. You too should try it out. Typography in 8 bits: System fonts » DamienGMy […]

Links van 10 maart 2014 tot 28 maart 2014

The slow, sad death of Last.fmLast.fm used to know about bands before they were cool. Alas, there’s nothing up-and-coming about Last.fm these days. Steve Jobs wasn’t even okay with Google hiring former Apple engineers | Breaking Apple News, Tips and Reviews from The Unofficial Apple Weblogit would be much easier to "move on, forget, forgive" if […]

Links van 31 juli 2012 tot 8 augustus 2012

No-Hook Nation: Why Is It So Hard to Find a Place to Hang Our Stuff? – Karen Loew – The AtlanticWhen planning rooms, designers often overlook or choose to omit the simple amenity that would keep coats, purses, and laptop bags from ending up on the floor. Why? Gamasutra – Features – 1500 Archers on […]

Links van 3 juni 2011 tot 4 juni 2011

Well, What’s the Matter? – The COMPLETE definitive Catwoman origin.For Bruce Wayne, it took seeing his parents murdered in front of him; Jonathan Crane, a lifetime of ridicule and pain; Harley Quinn, all-consuming obsessive love. All the best heroes and villains in every medium, from literature to film to comic books, have traceable motivations for […]