Friday, August 20, 2010

Belka and Strelka Flashback

August 20th, 1960: Belka and Strelka, a couple of stray mutts impressed into the Soviet space program, become the first living creatures to return alive from an orbital flight.

More over here thanks to the smart folks at Wired Magazine: Belka and Strelka Flashback.

Here's to all Astronauts - God Speed!

And you've got to check out this nice flickr set dedicated to: Laika, my favorite Space Puppy.

Have a great weekend and Happy Birthday to my brother Terry today!

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Saturday, August 07, 2010

Recover: Beauty & Protection

Designed to compliment the simplistic style of Apple products and allowing for distinction that matches your own. Recover skins incorporate minimalistic design and limited manipulation merging classic with contemporary to redefine the ordinary.

Recover skins are precision laser-cut from authentic wood veneers. Each unique piece is hand sanded, stained, and lacquered in Recover’s Portland-based woodshop to ensure long lasting beauty and protection. All skins are constructed with professional grade 3M adhesive backing that allows for simple and strong adhesion while still allowing for removal if desired. Each one-of-a-kind piece is designed to fit your devices specific model and size.

Nice! And yes, they also have options for your iPhone and even customization. I'm getting the above Walnut Chocolate for my iPad - the $30 US price is totally fair and right on the money as far as I'm concerned.

Oh, and if you're not too busy, you might want take a little peak at your future. The future of your fabulous lifestyle that is, coutesey of the brilliant folks at FlipBoard. So, what is FlipBoard? Only the future of Social Not-Working as we knew it!

The wicked smart folks at Cool Hunting break it down like this:

The brainchild of former Apple iPhone engineer Evan Doll and entrepreneur Mike McCue, the "personal social magazine" takes normal RSS feeds and configures them as a newspaper layout, showing headlines, runners and ultimately the full story. Additionally, Flipboard displays Tweets about each article and allows you to add your own comment.

Seriously, FlipBoard truly makes facebook look like a freaking puppet show!

You're welcome.

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Sunday, August 01, 2010

World Cup Typography

Unity numbers on a Spanish shirt.

I don't know about you but I'm still going through World Cup withdrawl... We really need more more frequent events that enable us to go for a pint or two at 10am.

Unity numbers on Argentinian shirts.
Back to reality - I've finally found some really nice info regarding some of the typograpghy and fonts used on the officila World Cup Uniforms and jerseys. Check out the work of Paul Barnes, designer of the Crepello and Olembe custom typefaces for Puma, and also Yomar Augusto, the creator of Unity, the custom alphabet he designed for Adidas.

Home and away shirts for Ghana.

FIFA Equipment Regulations for numbers.

Congrats again to Spain on their victory over Holland and a big gracias to the smart folks at Font Feed for great info!

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