Fibber Island

The first mass media April Fools joke came from The Guardian in 1977 and was all about the San Serriffe republic in the Indian Ocean. Brought to my attention by 30gms.
31 March 2008


The previous post got me thinking about the comics I read as a kid and the car comic CARtoons came to mind. Besure to click on the issues to see all of the covers. This was the first issue I bought.
31 March 2008

The Fold In

Design Observer had a link to a great article about Al Jaffee, the artist behind the famous Mad Magazine fold in. The best part is the slideshow. The flash action to fold the page in is great.
31 March 2008

The Music of the Mac

A fun clip of a song created with sounds from OS X. If you are familiar with Garage Band you can download the file here and remix to your heart's delight.
29 March 2008

Strange Maps

This is a great blog with nothing but interesting maps of variuos things. This site brought to my attention a great map (in a Niketown somewhere I think) of the United Countries of Baseball.
29 March 2008

Cliff Claven's Source?

Mental Floss has a great Random Fact Generator. For instance, did you know that 1981 saw the first Miss America contestant disqualified for "illegal use of padding" on the swimsuit competition? Me either.
29 March 2008

Dexter Sinister

I was looking at the site for the 2008 Whitney Biennial and noticed among the artists Dexter Sinister. I am not sure how often designers are included in the group, but I am guessing that it is rarely. Their piece is quite interesting and plays with the way reviews of the show are handled by the media. Titled True Mirror, their daily press releases ended on the 23rd of March and can be found on the website for the project.
This is really interesting stuff.
27 March 2008

Taking Things Seriously

I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this book. I have really been enjoying the excerpts that have been posted on Design Observer for the last few months. Read them all: Introduction, I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX. This will be one of the first books I buy when I return to the US.
27 March 2008

And Now For Something Totally Different

A GREAT intro for the Lakai Fully Flared skate video. The Bones Brigade never did any thing like this.
26 March 2008

Paul Rand Goodness Continues

Great beta version of Lots of goodness going on here.
26 March 2008

Paul Rand's Client Philosophy

Steve Jobs: Can you come up with a few options?
Paul Rand: No. I will solve your problem for you. And you will pay me.
A great video of an interview of Steve Jobs talking about working with Paul Rand on the logo for Next. From Swissmiss.
26 March 2008

Paul Rand Tribute

A wonderful tribute to Paul Rand from Imaginary Forces on the occassion of Paul Rand's induction into the One Club Hall of Fame. Required viewing for designers of all ages.
25 March 2008

Good Titles from the Y

The openig film titles from the fourth Typophile Film Fest. Done quite nicely by the fine faculty and students in the BYU Art Department.
25 March 2008

Interesting Navigation

Some interesting navigation on It is really simple and easy to get around. And the work is good to boot.
25 March 2008

Obsessive Consumption

The daily illustrations of Kate Bingaman-Burt have alwas interested me. But a further exploration of her website reveals many more things to find interesting, such as this, this and this. Maybe we can get her to Michigan next year.
24 March 2008

Design at the Walker

I have been reading this blog from the Walker Art Center for a while and always find interesting things. My favorites are the Flat Files.
24 March 2008


I have just started using this handy utility called Camouflage by Birkosoftware. My desktop never looked better. Found thru CreativeTechs Tips, another recommended site with lots of helpful tips for creatives.
24 March 2008

Because the links are so good the first time, you want to see them again and again.

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