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Frank Chimero
Stepping away from Twitter for a bit. If you need something, please text or email.
Here is my ghoulish name for October. Sometimes the obvious choice is the best choice.
Classic design from twen magazine: big and bold and black and white.…
This is what you dig up when you're researching long names to stress test a design system.
Hubert Blaine Wolfe+585, Sr. is the short name of a typesetter who has the longest personal name ever used.…
CSS defaults don’t get enough love. I’m working on something from scratch, and debating if I should stop here:…
Thinking again about Irving Harper’s housefull of paper sculptures.…
“To assign unanswered letters their proper weight, to free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves...” Kapow.
Still thinking about Joan Didion’s essay on self-respect. It's 3.5 pages of pure, concentrated wisdom. Wonderful.
Here’s another shot of the interior:… Great illo by @SkinnyShips. Pre-order Kickstarter again:…
The Manual’s on the homestretch of a Kickstarter & need that final boost in the last 3 days. Grab a copy & chip in?
Great news: got the new copy of @themanual in my grubby little fingers. Design by me. Articles from lots of good ppl.
New Flying Lotus and Caribou is all 😲. Great day of music.
Wrote a little appreciation of Arthur Russell. He was the soundtrack of my September (and probably October).…
I want this lady to be in the new Twin Peaks.…
Dogs are better at social media. Just saying.
Views expressed are not that of my employer, and maybe not even my own—I was likely hungry or tired so I complained to strangers, I'm sorry.
Meryl Streep as Eleanor Roosevelt in Burns’ The Roosevelts is pretty much the best thing ever.
There Go The Grown Ups:… A little bit on the media’s grown-ups and life’s adulthood.
What if i told you there was a completely open social network without advertising called making your own blog—
An amazing interview with @jimdatz on the illustration/design industry & careers. Can't recommend it more highly.…
Yo HBO, this is the yearly reminder—you still need to make that show about turn of the century NYC newspaper culture.…
TYPEFACE CONFESSION: I won't read a book typeset in Palatino. It's insufferable. (Just like me, I guess.)
I did the only sensible thing and made a Tumblr blog of hideous letters.
Thank you Twitter. That R is absolutely terrible. Now I feel less alone. Still crazy, but less alone.
Hey everybody: it’s Friday, so let’s get wild! What's your least favorite letter? Mine’s Gill Sans’ uppercase R.
Answer via @_EricHu & @andymangold: Don't use Illustrator’s Save As. Copy out into a txt editor, save from there.
Question: Why does Illustrator change the size of my artboard/canvas after saving an SVG? Responsive SVG is off. Infuriating!
Finally the right weather for that most recent @owenpallett album.
It’s also more satisfying to use a well-made typeface, because you get to see it shine in different ways all over the place.
My summary: designing with type (choosing, setting, layout) is hard, because the same words go everywhere now. But it's exciting! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
If you didn’t make it last wk @MakeshiftSocBK did a nice writeup of @jenmussari @timbrown & my chat on type/lettering…
Imagine: using the design patterns of road block ads to instead be warned by friends that you're about to hit bullshit. Discretion advised.
Has anyone made a bookmarklet that lets me stamp "bullshit" all over a website, then share with friends?
All I'm saying is that if Apple were really a company for hipsters, we'd be getting Neutral Milk Hotel on vinyl, not U2 downloads.
“Oh, and one more thing: YOU get a Can record and YOU get a Can record and YOU get a Can record...”
Imagining Apple deploying good albums to everybody's devices is kinda like the music version of casting fictive seasons of True Detective.
Just imagine if Apple gave everyone a Low record. We could separate the wheat from the chaff.
Been working with NPR the last few months on cool stuff. Still kinda bummed I don't get to use the old logo.
Made a mix for @byedit Feat. FKA twigs, Flying Lotus, and a bunch of other fav tracks from the past yr or so.
Monday reminder: Here is something on you can read if you're interested in typography, Bringhurst, fonts:
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“At its core, the sharing economy is a scheme to shift risk from companies to workers, discourage labor organizing”…
Heaven is a wind-swept puppy jowl.
The real kick in the ass is Reid Miles didn't even enjoy jazz, so there goes do what you love?
“Aw hell, just run the sketch.” –Leo Leoni.
“Why is this so good?”—pretty much the best writing prompt. Let's look at this Monk cover:… Roll it over in your head.
Also! Birka Jazz’s collection of Blue Note record covers.… Seriously:…