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This is not a paper cup

By • Jan 19th, 2008 • Category: Design Geeky, Featured

Ceci n’est pas une tasse (de papier). Indeed, it’s not a paper cup. It’s a double-walled porcelain cup with a silicone lid. All the sexiness of disposable without all the pesky trash.



Bring bad design to justice

By • Jan 18th, 2008 • Category: Asides, Design Geeky

Design Police: Bring bad design to justice. nice.



Erbert & Gerbert’s: Making of the Human Flipbook

By • Sep 24th, 2007 • Category: Design Geeky, Film / Teevee

A vid “making of” Erbert & Gerbert’s Human flipbook commercial. Most people don’t realize the amount of work that goes into such things. A …



New & Improved Packaging

By • Sep 22nd, 2007 • Category: Design Geeky

I don’t frequently buy Trident. One big reason was that the peel-back-the-wrapper packaging ended up making wads of paper in my pocket and invariably fell …



The Real Thing Gets More Real

By • Jul 27th, 2007 • Category: Design Geeky, Typography

It’s no secret that I have an unnatural fascination with packaging design. Coke’s package design has been in constant flux for years and usually just …



Typography Tuesday 005: Helvetica, Not Helvetica, and TypeCon2007

By • Feb 6th, 2007 • Category: Design Geeky, Typography

Mostly link-slinging this week, but I have to post something on Tuesdays or Typo Tuesday is typeless.

Helvetica and Alternatives to Helvetica – Helvetica is a …



Illustration Friday – Red

By • Jan 30th, 2007 • Category: Art, Design Geeky

Not enough time for fancypants composition on this one, but here’s this week’s scribbling for Illustration Friday. See it bigger over here.
(Because I’m kind …



Typography Tuesday 004: Why Your Holiday Newsletter Sucks

By • Dec 12th, 2006 • Category: Design Geeky, Typography

Before you get all huffy about the inflammatory headline, I’m not saying the uh, fascinating details of your family’s life suck. Nor does this apply …



Typography Tuesday 003: Where Did Letter Cases Come from?

By • Nov 7th, 2006 • Category: Design Geeky, Typography

I’ve been doing quite a lot of reading and research this week.
Three reasons;

To get back up to speed with Actionscript (3.0…very cool.)
design research for a …



Typography Tuesday 002: Link Slinging Spectacular

By • Oct 31st, 2006 • Category: Design Geeky, Typography

It’s a good thing I started doing this Typo Tuesday thing. (It’s painfully obvious that I haven’t posted since last Tuesday.) It has kept me …