Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Test your color vision

This test is pretty neat.

I'm curious to see how everyone does.

Surface View

Speaking of adorning the walls, I would love the opportunity to have any of the designs at Surface View applied to a wall at my home. Below are a few that caught my eye, but be sure to browse their beautiful site.

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Readability Bookmarklet

Reading on screens isn't much fun, but it just got a whole lot easier. Introducing, Readability, an Arc90 Laboratory experiment.

It's a customizable bookmarklet you can drag to the top of your browser. Any time you are reading an article online that you'd like to clean up, just click on the bookmarklet and it will temporarily reformat the text to your preferred settings.

Making of Blueprint 3 ALbum Cover

I'm looking forward to the day studio gets a request to do something like this.

Adorn Our Walls

I like the work of Brooklyn-based studio, Adorn. I'd like to see the studio do something similar to our walls as their installation for Nike pictured below. Check out more of their work on their site.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dan Ariely asks, Are we in control of our own decisions?

Dan Ariely will be coming into the agency in a couple of weeks to talk about behavioral economics. Dan is the James B. Duke Professor of Behavioral Economics at Duke University, a visiting professor at MIT’s Media Laboratory, and a founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight.

After seeing the video below, I am really looking forward to hearing him speak. I'll also be trying to read as much of his book, Predictably Irrational, as possible before his visit.

Monday, September 14, 2009

How We Read

Cyrus Highsmith of Font Bureau fame has written (and illustrated!) a brief explanation of how we read.

The typographer’s job is to work within the limits of the reader’s preferences and eyesight so the words go smoothly into the brain. With experience, the typographer is able to judge what settings will be the most comfortable for the reader.

Read the entire post here.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009