Saturday, February 28, 2009

whoa newsmap

I used to think that Newsmap was a unique and interesting visual way to introduce heirarchy and chunking into the news on a broader scale.

And then msnbc introduced Spectra. Granted it is in beta and is a little (a lot) overwhelming, it also is able to create a neat 3 dimensional way to look at news using color to differentiate between subjects. Just read it here.

When you compare the two you find to be clunky, dense and old - whereas Spectra is light, bouncy and CRAZY!!!



The Song I can't get out of my head

You know when you have something stuck in your head and cannot..CANNOT get it out.
Having that problem with this song. So I thought I would share it with you all.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

we WON!!!

Tropicana will return to its previous packaging...I will be able to find my Low Acid once again.


read at nytimes, "Tropicana Discovers Some Buyers Are Passionate About Packaging"

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Online Type

After spending one too many hours perusing The Daily Beast, both reading daily headlines and gawking at some sort of gothic typeface that I couldn't recognize (anyone have any idea? I'm down to Railroad Gothic, Industrial Gothic, Alternative Gothic or Gothic No. 13), I stumbled across a new site called Typesites. Typesites is a weekly showcase of websites with interesting typographic design. It's a fun website - and features some of my favorite visual websites (such as GOOD Magazine, Monocle Magazine, ilovetypography, The New Yorker) and has many I had never heard of.

I suggest checking it out.