Link Drop for the Week Ending in Friday the 19th (December 2008)

Twenty Typefaces of 2008 | FontShop News | December 2008_1229639288753

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This week’s Link Drop has a number of topic pairs that when I started gathering sites this week would not have been able to predict. There’s two posts talking about toilet paper, there’s a couple things about Intel and there’s two unrelated posts that have “2 or 3” in the title. This is the last Link Drop before I take some serious time to recharge my batteries (will be reading a lot of technical and non tech. books) and start getting ready for the exciting stuff that’s going to happen in the new year. But don’t worry I’ll still have a couple links next week. It’s not like I won’t be on the interwebs.

Have a great holiday and see you in a week or so

– m

I had a bit of a jump this week again in terms of new people visiting, so if you’re wondering what this Link Drop is, it’s basically a collection of stuff that I want to spend reading over the weekend. If you’re reading this on a PC or from a rss feed reader, please accept my apologies as I’ve found out it looks like garbage. Hopefully that too will be fixed in the next year.
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Twenty Typefaces of 2008 | FontShop News | December 2008_1229639160241Twenty Typefaces of 2008
FontShop News wrote “’Twas a big year with hundreds of new fonts released at FontShop during 2008. It’s time to honor the tradition we began last year and bring you the best of them. There’s one change, though: with so many notable types this time around, we thought we’d double the number of honorees.”

The Street Art Scene is like One Big Block Party_1229637624654Exclusive: The Street Art Scene is like One Big Block Party
Flavorwire wrote “If you’ve walked the streets of New York, you’re already familiar with the artists now showing in Ad Hoc Art’s Brooklyn Block Party. Outside of the five boroughs, you may have become acquainted with them online through sites like Streetsy or Fecal Face — they’re some of the…”

The carbon atlas | Environment | guardian.co.uk_1229637640589Climate change: The carbon atlas
Guardian wrote “New figures published today confirm that China has overtaken the US as the largest emitter of CO2. This interactive emissions map shows how the rest of the world compares. Global C02 emissions totalled 29,195m tonnes in 2006 – up 2.4% on 2005”

40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes | Overthinking It_122963764873240 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes
Overthinking It wrote “So way back in April, I first had the idea of editing together inspirational speeches. Since then, the Dow has dropped 3,000 points and one million jobs have been lost. The people of the United States are now a ragtag bunch of scruffy underdogs, down by three touchdowns at halftime…”

Wearable Toy Piano Shirt » CraziestGadgets.com_1229637661620Wearable Toy Piano Shirt
Craziest Gadgets wrote “Musical shirts are all the rage these days. You can make yourself one of these wearable toy piano shirts and then get together with someone who has the Electronic Drum Kit Shirt and start a shirt band. Unfortunately the piano shirt is just a one-off made by a crafty…”

Laying off George_1229637701963Laying off George
Jeffrey Zeldman wrote “George Oates is responsible for much of what is great about Flickr. George Oates is the last person a sane company would lay off. I don’t know what to think about Yahoo after reading how they laid off George Oates.”

Titanium - Intel releases social media guidelines_1229637709201Intel releases social media guidelines
Titanium wrote “Last week Forrester released research that suggests that 84% of corporate blogs suck. Those bloggers should have read this standards guide first. Intel gets it: “Social communication from Intel should help our customers, partners, and co-workers. It should be thought-provoking…”

TAXI CAFÉ_1229637720288TAXI CAFÉ
lovely package wrote “Nice work from TAXI for their chain of cafés. Be sure to read the copy on the coffee bags. Fonts used: Akzidenz Grotesk.”

5 Inspiring Web Design Conference Speeches you Shouldn’t Have Missed in 2008 | Blog.SpoonGraphics_12296377600655 Inspiring Web Design Conference Speeches you Shouldn’t Have Missed in 2008
Blog.SpoonGraphics wrote “Web design conferences are fantastic for keeping up to date with the industry changes and for gaining useful advice from big name contributors. Unfortunately with there being conferences held around the world…”

SCOUTING NY - www.scoutingny.com_1229637783728SCOUTING NY
About: “I work as a film location scout in New York City. My day is basically spent combing the streets for interesting and unique locations for feature films. In my travels, I often stumble across some pretty incredible sights, most of which are ignored every day by thousands of New Yorkers in too much of…”

The New York Times Magazine - Features - Columns - Style - The New York Times_1229637795299The 8th Annual Year in Ideas Issue
NYT wrote “Welcome back to the Year in Ideas issue. For the eighth year in a row, we have compiled an alphabetical digest of ideas, from A to Z (almost), that helped make the previous 12 months, for better or worse, what they were.”

The Yale Book of Quotations - Shapiro, Fred R.; Epstein, Joseph - Yale University Press_1229637804439The Yale Book of Quotations
Yale University Press wrote “Author Fred R. Shapiro’s, Most Notable Quotations of 2008 1. “I can see Russia from my house!” — Sarah Palin on her foreign-policy credentials, as satirized by Tina Fey, NBC “Saturday Night Live” broadcast, Sept. 13, 2008 2. “All of them, any of them that have been in front…”

Psychodesign | Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters_1229637813420Psychodesign
Adbusters wrote “What if design stood up for itself? What if instead of bowing immediately to our demands, design gently pushed back?”

AMBIDEXTROUS MAGAZINE!_1229637841154AMBIDEXTROUS MAGAZINE!
About: “Ambidextrous illuminates the people and processes involved in design. It is a forum for the cross-disciplinary, cross-market community of people with an academic, professional and personal interest in design. The magazine is written and staffed by an all-volunteer collective.”

Digital Drag Race_1229637592266Digital Drag Race
About: “To introduce the new Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition™ Processor, Intel has created a design challenge known as the Digital Drag Race. To participate, designers can download provided assets and create their own 17 sec. drag race videos. These videos are pitted against each other in “Fan Battles” where audiences vote for the best, and those with the most votes get coverage on the site: Scoop.Intel.com. To participate, click here: http://blog.digitaldragrace.com/video

From Campaigns to Discussions (and Other Digital Lessons for 2009) | Creativity Online_1229637848234From Campaigns to Discussions (and Other Digital Lessons for 2009)
Creativity Online wrote “With input from a few insightful industry types, we look at how digital content, and those creating it, will evolve in the coming year, as well as what consistent trends we saw through 2008.”

The Death Throes of PrintThe Death Throes of Print?
Jason Sanata Maria wrote “For years people have declared that print is dead, but perhaps these are now its final days. Nearly every morning you can find a new article about some publication closing up their print editions and moving solely over to the web. The failing economy is an easy direction to…”

Kelso’s Corner » Blog Archive » The $10 Trillion Hangover - Paying the Price for Eight Years of Bush (Harper’s)_1229637903954The $10 Trillion Hangover – Paying the Price for Eight Years of Bush (Harper’s)
“Republished from Harper’s. January 2009 issue. By Linda J. Bilmes and Joseph E. Stiglitz. Information graphics by Nigel Holmes. In the eight years since George W. Bush took office, nearly every component of the U.S. economy…”

Birkhäuser Publishes The Complete Works of Adrian Frutiger | The FontFeed_1229637914418Birkhäuser Publishes The Complete Works of Adrian Frutiger
FontFeed wrote “There is little doubt that this is the one. Arguably the most important type-related book of the decade has been released: Adrian Frutiger – Typefaces. The Complete Works. Many people associate Adrian Frutiger with Univers, the typeface that made him internationally…”

Good Ideas in 2009 in Digital | PSFK_1229637925540Video: Good Ideas in 2009 in Digital
About: “This morning’s Good Ideas Salon focused on Digital, exploring new ways in which individuals and brands are storing, sharing, and archiving their online narratives. The panel, moderated by Piers Fawkes (PSFK), included Claire Hyland (Electric Artists), Johanna Beyenbach (Naked), Mike…”

5 Best Music Videos of 2008! - BOOOOOOOM! - CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS_12296379698595 Best Music Videos of 2008!
booooooom wrote “These are my picks for the 5 best music videos of 2008. If you think you already know all five, I’ll tell you that Bjork’s Wanderlust and Radiohead’s House of Cards did not make the cut! We can argue about my decisions in the comments if you’d like. I’ve tried to track down…”

Arguing the Unarguable_1229637979967Adversarial Design, Part 3: Arguing the Unarguable
Graphpaper wrote “Debating the merits of competing design ideas is fun and, as I’ve argued in parts one and two, can be extremely productive. But some design disputes are, I think, unanswerable. And it’s important to realize when a debate has crossed over from something you can resolve…”

2 (or 3) Questions for Adrian Kondratowicz_12296379957852 (or 3) Questions for Adrian Kondratowicz
MoCo Loco wrote “With the holidays almost upon us we thought this interview might inspire us to reduce and beautify. Adrian Kondratowicz is the artist behind TRASH:anycoloryoulike, an art intervention in New York City. Trash from selected city blocks is re-bagged into Adrian’s biodegradable…”

Mixwit Goes The Way Of Muxtape_1229638006278Mashup Culture Under Attack: Mixwit Goes The Way Of Muxtape
TechCrunch wrote “The digital mixtape is dying on the Web. The RIAA is killing it just like it tries to kill anything that smacks of consumer-driven innovation. Digital mixtapes are nothing more than shared playlists. Sites that make it easy…”

2 or 3 things I know_12296376168542 or 3 things I know
About: “In pursuit of Craft: “Great design begins with a well stacked wood shed”

gridr buildrrr_1229637727310gridr buildrrr

Creativity's Favorite Ads - Advertising Age - News_1229637753699Creativity’s Favorite Video Ads

Animals In The Womb | Pic | Gear_1229637829992Animals In The Womb
Likecool wrote “The amazing animals in the womb photos.”

dailyopia._1229637955944guest speaking at Internet Famo class. Dishing out the keys to Vimeo fame.

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