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RIP, Massimo Vignelli.

Massimo Vignelli, storied designer, passed away yesterday. The Vignelli quote pictured above, “If you do it right, it will…

Jon Campbell’s Yeah, 2013

Jon Campbell's Yeah, 2013. Neon, mdf, acrylic and enamel paint.

University of California identity fallout.

  Following the launch of the University of California identity, it seems a petition was sent around calling…

Team Canada’s wonderfully simple 1972 yoga jersey.

Nigel Smith recently wrote a great article noting the design history of Team Canada’s iconic jerseys, chock full of fun little…

Typography and DRM buggery in e-books.

Back in May I wrote The Nastiness of E-books, discussing the typographic shortcomings of all the major e-book distributors,…

Excess exposes the soullessness of conventional design, in the same way that sarcasm cuts down puffery

Excess exposes the soullessness of conventional design, in the same way that sarcasm cuts down puffery.

Tumblr’s new icons. A great improvement.

Tumblr’s just updated their Dashboard blog post icons. Here’s what they looked like on Monday: And here’s what our…

Design for living, beginning tonight at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

From January 13 to January 17, browse to tiff.net/design for details on joining Gary Hustwit and friends in…

Doyald Young, RIP.

It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the passing of one of the great type designers…

Mo your phone!

With Movember in full swing and men moving from that first week embarrassment to comfortably forgetting about their 10 day…

Threadless doesn’t dig minimal.

Well, this is unexpected. I submitted a design for the Movember Tshirt contest this morning only…
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