I can’t even with this story about Toy Story 2 almost being lost during production. Seriously. 😳 Also — back your s**t up and check that your backups are good. Regularly.
- Visual storyteller Rachel Ignotofsky’s The History of the Computer looks like a delightful and informative book. I’m kind of a sucker for books like this.
- Give us back copper landline telephony this digital thing continues to be absolute garbage. This may be one of the best examples of a technology advancing but degrading significantly in the process.
- “There are now thousands of different types of plastic, and none of them can be melted down together. Plastic also degrades after one or two uses. Greenpeace found the more plastic is reused the more toxic it becomes.” Recycling plastic is practically impossible — and the problem is getting worse. Yikes.
- Catherine Wheel are another of those woefully underrated bands. This performance from the Bowery Ballroom in July 2000 proves it. Thanks for this Frank.
- Vintage mainframes and computers from back in the 70s never looked so good.
- It was a good week for Marvel trailers: Ant Man and the Wasp in Quantumania and The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special which introduces… Kevin Bacon?
- This upcoming Processing course from Tim Rodenbröeker called ASCII Adventures is how I may end up spending my winter holidays.
- I have little interest in getting back into cassettes (vinyl is enough thanks), but this Bluetooth-enabled speaker/cassette player looks a bit like something that Dieter Rams might have had a hand in designing.
- I need iA Presenter. Like quite literally right now.
- Just take my money already!
Notable Font Releases
- Just look at Aneto from Type Together. Gorgeous through and through.
- I’m wearing thin on new grotesque type families, yet LuxTypo’s new Pragmatic Grotesque’s six weights and matching italics evokes a sense of calm trustworthiness and warmth. Bonus points for including a great set of numerals and symbols.
- Parabole, a display face from ecal reminds me of something else, I just can’t place it but the contrast between its intersecting, inside-out display face and the text style makes for an interesting combination.
- Offered for free until November 20th, Bouuuuuh from LiftType includes 5 distinct display styles within a singular family. I’m not sure how to describe them but the crisp, sharp wedge shapes wouldn’t feel out of place throughout Halloween.
- Curiously, a new early release on FutureFonts from Martha Sue Coursey modernizes an unusual 15th century style I recognize from children’s books and old specimen catalogues. Lots of potential in this release including those lovely pictograms.
- Stencil faces don’t get the love they deserve, so I was thrilled to learn about Ella from Type-o-Tones with its calligraphic strokes and sharp, angular cuts.
- Arnika from Typejockeys closes out this week with an elegant four-width family whose charm and poise are undeniable. The condensed weight in particular… radiant!