September 2007 Archives
The 24th annual Folsom Street Fair hits San Francisco this weekend, specifically on September 30. This "only-in-San Francisco of San Francisco" events not only always draws a huge crowd from all over the country and world, it also draws some controversy and criticism. This year, a lot of the controversy has occured as a result of this year's Official Event Poster.
I recently stumbled across an article proclaiming the 25th birthday of something I bet we've all used in our online communications, at least once. Can you guess what it is? I'll give you a hint - it has to do with the punctuation keys on the keyboard.
I recently received and read a book from Laurence King Publishing, out of London, called New Media Design. It's written by Tricia Austin and Richard Doust. It should be coming out in October or November 2007 and, other than the boring title, I think it's a good read.
Why don't I like the title? I'll get to that later.
Wal-Mart has ditched its 19 year-old tagline, "always low prices", complete with ads showing the friendly yellow smiley-face haphazardly knocking numbers off price display signs, to a new one that is supposed to evoke a more "emotional tone". What is really going on here?
An issue comes up every now and again with some of the folks I work with around the use of hierarchy in typography. Of course, there are differing opinions out there around the use of different styles of a typeface in a document, but I am of the school of thought that advocates hierarchy. This can sometimes also create anarchy.