Grain Edit has posted the “50+ Designers on Twitter: Our favorites to follow.”
(and I’m one of them!) Twitter.com/mehallo
+ my very first tweet:
mehallo forming a band called SpinachCan, with this one-eyed guy as lead singer and this sqawky skinny chick on bass.
2:04 PM Nov 26th, 2008 from web
Late Night with David Letterman premiere, February 1st, 1982
Photo: Nancy Kaye/AP
I’ve been a fan of David Letterman for years. Back when he used to guest host the Tonight Show and he did a long, long bit on how thick the chili was in the NBC commissary, when he once mentioned that the word ‘snacks’ never, ever appeared in the Bible, and asked a store called ‘just light bulbs’ if they sold anything else. [Read more →]
The work of Niels Shoe Meulman, via Some Type of Wonderful
This comes up a lot in my type classes. Urban lettering – graffiti – is often practiced by students in my typography courses. The work is typically great, however, where things tend to fall apart is when I’m teaching traditional form, such as script or italic.
As one student put it, “in this class I learned not to be gangsta . . . . ” [Read more →]
History of the Internet from PICOL on Vimeo
Plus, check out The National Science Foundation’s official Birth of the Internet page.
I keep meaning to add a short web history component to my graphic design history class – and found some great classroom-friendly sound bytes in NSF’s collection.
Also found this fun little history of Twitter ditty.
“Our second film is Monster From the Ocean Floor. This movie is so bad that it was delivered to Channel 2 in a brown paper bag. When we’re through showing it tonight, it will be part of a garage sale in Alameda tomorrow.”
Bob Wilkins was this incredible host of a late night horror television show back in the 1970s. And he really hated horror movies, which made the show all the more sublime. [Read more →]