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Frank Chimero
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…
Annual link up to Thing Magazine’s staggeringly great Pelican book cover collection: thingsmagazine.net/projects/1960s… Want to look forever...
Think I have Inverted Seasonal Affective Disorder (iSAD). Feel like a husk of a person in the summer, yet super powers in fall and winter.
Been thinking about the This is Phil Fish video/social media/gaming community/NFL. This is all I could do: frankchimero.com/blog/the-only-…
True story: unearthed a copy of The Wrens’ Meadowlands on vinyl at the studio & got all misty-eyed. Also: feeling very old and sentimental.
Sketching ideas for merch. Anything you would particularly want? What are the cool kids doing? Just want to make things people would enjoy.
NYC: I’ll be talking letters & type w @typekit & @jenmussari on Sept 16. Come hang? Info: blog.typekit.com/2014/08/26/cla… Tix: eventbrite.com/e/working-late…
If that description doesn’t excite you, you’re using your eyes, ears, and brain wrong.
Chris Ware says about ’em: “as if the ghost of Calvino audited Nabokov's lit class & wrote his paper w the help of Lustig & Radiolab guys”
REMINDER: Tonight, the amazing @mendelsund has an event to launch his 2 (!) books. See you there? jacketmechanical.blogspot.com/2014/07/books-…
Little interview at @FormFiftyFive with yours truly about monikers and the studio’s aim: formfiftyfive.com/2014/07/interv…
Been testing the new NPR One app for a bit. It’s a real winner: the way you want to listen to NPR on your phone. npr.org/about/products…
Uploaded some peeks of abandoned design ideas for @greatdiscontent issue 1: dribbble.com/fchimero