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Link Drop for the Week Ending in Friday the 7th (November 2008) | DesignNotes by Michael Surtees

Link Drop for the Week Ending in Friday the 7th (November 2008)

Olly Moss at FormFiftyFive - Design inspiration from around the world_1226072109310

Ask H&FJ | Hoefler & Frere-Jones_1226072052009

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Well this has been quite the week for me if you don’t mind me mentioning it. My brain is fried and it’s actually kind of painful to even type this out. So I’ll be short and sweet and offer some of the urls that I’ll be spending more time w/ over the weekend.

ciao!

– m
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Olly Moss at FormFiftyFive - Design inspiration from around the world_1226072109310Olly Moss
form fifty five wrote “Some interesting design and illustration work by Olly Moss.”

Ask H&FJ | Hoefler & Frere-Jones_1226072052009To Paraphrase Alasdair Gray
Ask H&FJ wrote “You are. —JH”

weather » Blog Archive » Frontpages of the world_1226071983053“Frontpages of the world”
I Am the Weather wrote “All images are sourced from the Newseum on November 4 2008.News sites on the web got ongoing screenshot treatment at Electioneering08. Large Version of the above image 2MB

 Election photography roundup - the photo blog of Magnum Photos_1226072008034Election photography roundup
Magnum Photos wrote “714 Front Pages, A Photo Editor, No caption needed, Five Photos That Cinched the Election, The visual side of returns”

Newsweek's in-depth report on the 2008 election_1226072015532Newsweek’s in-depth report on the 2008 election
kottke wrote “If you followed or were at all interested in the 2008 presidential election, this seven-part series by a group of Newsweek reporters is a must read. The reporters were granted exclusive access to the campaigns of Barack Obama, John McCain, and Hillary Clinton for a year on the condition that they wouldn’t print anything until after the election was over.”

little did i know » Obama's Speech in Chicago_1226072023197Obama’s Speech in Chicago
“Hello, Chicago. If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer. It’s the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen…”

Personism » Blog Archive » A Man with a Plan_1226072035232A Man with a Plan
Personism wrote “Tucker, he is super.”

TUCKER NICHOLS_1226072042702TUCKER NICHOLS
About: “Tucker Nichols has had recent solo shows at ZieherSmith Gallery in New York, Lincart and Gallery 16 in San Francisco, and the Kunstpanorama in Luzern. His work has been featured at the Drawing Center and John Connelly Presents in New York, and Rocket Gallery in Tokyo. His drawings have been published in McSweeney’s, J&L Books, Zoetrope:… ”

FilzFelt_1226072074194FilzFelt
About: “FilzFelt was founded in 2008 by two felt loving designers, Kelly Smith and Traci Roloff. This female run business prides itself on simplicity in design, beautiful photography, good packaging and jaw-droppingly great customer service. Born and raised in Northern Virginia and trained in architecture, Kelly has called Boston home for more than 10 years…”

writing | ben fry » Change is always most interesting_1226072085402Change is always most interesting
Benfry wrote “The New York Times has a very nicely done election map this year. Amongst its four viewing options is a depiction of counties that voted more Democratic (blue) or Republican (red) in comparison to the 2004 presidential election: The blue is to be expected, given that the size…”

 Where are the Best US Election Result MapsQuestion: Where are the Best US Election Result Maps?
information aesthetics wrote “During today and tomorrow, data visualization will be on the forefront of everyone’s attention. Everywhere in the world, people will be exposed to a plethora of bar, line and pie charts twinkling in distinct bright blue and red colors. Graphic design departments of magazines and newspapers go into overdrive, overlaying the US map…”

 flat bulb by joonhuyn kim_1226072100786tokyo design week 08: flat bulb by joonhuyn kim
designboom wrote “’flat bulb’ is designed by korean designer joonhuyn kim. unlike ordinary bulbs its volume is 1/3 smaller, reducing the cost of packaging and transport. its slim shape allows bulbs to be easily stacked and prevents breakage as it does not roll. his work was on display as part of 100% design tokyo.”

 I'm Ready to Declare a Winner in the 2008 Race_1226072127128I’m Ready to Declare a Winner in the 2008 Race
huffington post wrote “Okay, all the arguments have been made. And I am ready to declare a winner in the 2008 race. The Internet. (The other winner will have to wait until Tuesday night). From the way campaigns connect to supporters, to the way those campaigns are covered, to the way voters decide…”

 How To Make a Great iPod Dock Using A Record Player « memoirs on a rainy day_1226072136208DIY iPhonola: How To Make a Great iPod Dock Using A Record Player
From Range “The trouble with iPod docks is that they mostly look the same. And when the design is unique, it’s usually tacky it’s hard to find something distinctive that doesn’t look tacky. DIY enthusiast Mlaargh found an old Waters-Conley Phonola “portable” record player at a Goodwill shop for $25. He decided to use it as a base for an iPod dock.”

Visual Culture » Amazon says “Away with the excess”_1226072145769Amazon says “Away with the excess”
Visual Culture wrote “Amazon’s Frustration-Free Package is recyclable and comes without excess packaging materials such as the annoying, impossible to open hard plastic clamshell casings, plastic bindings, and wire ties. It’s designed to be opened without the use of a box cutter or knife and will protect your product just as well as traditional packaging.”

 Air France's Sexy Sojourns_1226072156395Annals of Advertising: Air France’s Sexy Sojourns
State of the Art Wrote “Even those of us who can’t afford a week in Paris can admire the new print campaign from Air France. It’s sophisticated and sexy, and these days you don’t see that combo very much. I love the visual simplicity–the ads show the Air France logo on a flight trajectory that fuses with a passenger’s clothes. The passenger, natch, is a beautiful…”

RjDj_1226072165791RjDj
About: “RjDj is a reactive music format for the Iphone and other mobile devices. Our goal is to kickstart reactive music and turn it into a consumer format. “RjDj is mainly consumed with headphones. Think of it as the next generation of walkman or mp3 player. The consumer experience of RjDjis similar…””

 The Colors Of Invader by COLOURlovers_1226072182117The Colors Of Invader
Colour Lovers wrote “These incredible images, tagged Rubikcubism, are created using Rubik’s cubes by french street artist Invader who is know for ‘invading’ cites with his pixelated creations.”

Campaigns in a Web 2.0 World - NYTimes.com_1226072190558Campaigns in a Web 2.0 World
NYT wrote “Shortly after 9 a.m. on Oct. 19, Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama for president during the taping of “Meet the Press” on NBC. Within minutes, the video was on the Web. But the clip was not rushed onto YouTube; it was MSNBC.com, the network’s sister entity online, that showed the video hours before television viewers on the West Coast could watch the interview for themselves.”

 Graphic Design Blog & Graphics News Blog_122607220755590+ Graphic Design Blogs – Blogs about Graphic Design, Web Design, Typography, Photoshop
All Graphic Design wrote “Do you like to keep up with up and coming news about graphic design, typography, web design, and design industry news? We have come up with a list of almost 100 quality graphic design blogs and we thought that we would share this list with you. Please feel free to comment…”

Randy Troppmann — Flash Platform Hybrid_1226072214660Mark Logic 4.0 Geospacial Range Demo
Randy Toppmann wrote “Mark Logic tells me that anyone who cares about free text analytics will be very interested in this visualization, because it previously was not available in any product. The keyword here being Real-Time. A geospatial analysis of documents returned from a free text search, plotted in arbitrary geographic bounding boxes…”

 steve jobs on design_1226072222431steve jobs on design
swissmiss wrote “”Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” — Steve Jobs, The New York Times, 2003”

The Post-Materialist | Magazine Shops - The Moment Blog - NYTimes.com_1226072230769The Post-Materialist | Magazine Shops
The Moment Blog wrote “A report from our Berlin correspondent on design and society. I love magazines, which means I’m in heaven in well-curated, well-designed stores featuring handpicked selections of the world’s best art, design, fashion, culture and style titles. So Berlin’s newest magazine boutique, Do You Read Me, has me throwing my hat in the air…”

The Long Here, the Big Now... | serial consign_1226072240960The Long Here, the Big Now…
Serial Conseign wrote “Tonight the final lecture of VISUALIZAR’08 took place and a large, enthusiastic crowd crammed into Medialab-Prado for the event. Adam Greenfield (design director at Nokia) presented The Long Here, the Big Now, and other tails of the networked city, a talk on ubiquitous computing and urban space. Greenfield opened his talk by defining everyware, a geo-web paradigm in which…”

Change.gov_1226072246464Change has come to America
About change.gov: “Throughout the Presidential Transition Project, this website will be your source for the latest news, events, and announcements so that you can follow the setting up of the Obama Administration. And just as this historic campaign was, from the beginning, about you — the transition process will offer you opportunities to participate in redefining our government.”

 Answers from Matt Dent_1226072278027Answers from Matt Dent
noisydecentgraphics wrote “I guess with a name like 3 Fish In A Tree it’s apt that their office should have some of characteristics of a goldfish bowl. I don’t mean that in a bad way, I’m sure there are lots of you reading this who would swap your office for 3 Fish In A Tree’s place in the Oxo Tower on London’s Southbank. It’s a vibrant community where tourists…”

In Defense of Print | Blog | design mind_1226072265313In Defense of Print
Design Mind wrote “Yesterday – the day after an historic election – there was a run on the newspaper industry. People were buying hundreds of copies at a time of their local daily. When newsstands in New York and Washington sold out, crowds were said to have gathered at the Times and Post headquarters looking for copies announcing the new Obama presidency…”

My Methodology « petitinvention_1226072271019My Methodology
petitinvention wrote “One year anniversary of petitinvention! I started this blog on November 9th, 2007, so it’s just one year old. I really thank you all for your comments, pingbacks, interviews, features in magazines, etc. etc. I never thought it’d have this many readers and fans. It was such a wonderful first year, but I just had by far the most exciting experience last week, which I’ll be able to let you know next year…”

Flickr_1226072311354Election Night 11-04-08
Flickr set from Barack Obama

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