Month: February 2012

typographer’s quote

“We are interpreters not merely translators between sender and receiver. What we say and how we say it makes a difference. If we want to speak to people, we need to know their language. In order to design for understanding, we need to understand design.”Erik Spiekermann

designer’s quote #1

“The designers field is that of communication, but to be meaningful to the designer, communications must embrace aesthetic Rudolph de Harak It’s interesting how de Harak’s logic of communication in this quote filters through the value system of the designer.

minifig fun

I love LEGO minifigs. I love the secretive nature of feeling around the package trying to guess which in the series of 16 is in that little delightful bag of secrecy. (Note: It’s not a mystery. Mysteries aren’t revealed, secrets are.) It’s best when I buy a package at lunch time, bring it back to …

minifig fun

missed auction

Bummer. I missed out on an ebay auction for a beautifully composed baseball card. It’s the 1950 Bowman Stan Lopata #206. It sold for only $2.57 plus $1.75 shipping. Under five bucks! It may even challenge this other 1950 Bowman card that I bought and blogged about in terms of its visual appeal. Blast it!

cantilever mania

Now’s that’s just asking for trouble. Buildings with cantilevers have made prior appearances on this blog. Put “cantilever” in the search tool. photo by Vesper Hsieh via Creative Commons licensing.

weird note

I found a Post-It note in my boiler room with the following note: No time for cameras. We’ll use our eyes instead. I see flashes. I have no idea what this means.