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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. spd.org/2014/10/twen-b…
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. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfe+585…
CSS defaults don’t get enough love. I’m working on something from scratch, and debating if I should stop here: cl.ly/image/2z251F43…
Thinking again about Irving Harper’s housefull of paper sculptures. youtube.com/watch?v=RYoNDh…
“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. cl.ly/050m3L2z3G3Z
Here’s another shot of the interior: cl.ly/image/0S273w1n… Great illo by @SkinnyShips. Pre-order Kickstarter again: kickstarter.com/projects/goodo…
The Manual’s on the homestretch of a Kickstarter & need that final boost in the last 3 days. Grab a copy & chip in? kck.st/1lWYM6L
Great news: got the new copy of @themanual in my grubby little fingers. instagram.com/p/t2qXCMSRAy/ 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). frankchimero.com/blog/every-ste…
I want this lady to be in the new Twin Peaks. youtube.com/watch?v=vC9Qh7…
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: frankchimero.com/blog/there-go-… 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. andy-j-miller.com/blog/2014/9/25…
Yo HBO, this is the yearly reminder—you still need to make that show about turn of the century NYC newspaper culture. harrisj.tumblr.com/post/788432928…
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. terribleletters.tumblr.com
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. pic.twitter.com/cF6kefyJbm
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 news.makeshiftsociety.com/2014/09/hambur…
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. pic.twitter.com/fVpX1RjCls
Made a mix for @byedit radio.byed.it 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: bitly.com/re-formETS
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“At its core, the sharing economy is a scheme to shift risk from companies to workers, discourage labor organizing” jacobinmag.com/2014/09/agains…
Heaven is a wind-swept puppy jowl. instagram.com/p/tOFd_eitbW/
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. bookworship.com/?p=2556 pic.twitter.com/RnFANYzlqJ
“Why is this so good?”—pretty much the best writing prompt. Let's look at this Monk cover: birkajazz.com/graphics2/monk… Roll it over in your head.
Also! Birka Jazz’s collection of Blue Note record covers. birkajazz.com/archive/blueno… Seriously: birkajazz.com/graphics2/gord…