A few weeks ago, I posted a video on the history of typography. It gave a quick overview of how type faces were born and developed all the way to the current fonts you use every day. If you enjoyed that quick video, then you might be interested in a slightly longer one.
This 28 minute talk by Dave Foster details his time in the Netherlands learning how to create type at the Type and Media Masters held at the Royal Academy of Art. This profession is not easy; The level of detail and precise artistry coupled with a good design sense is just the minimum you need to create a good typeface. I’ve gained much respect for the profession.
Today, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of a major new component of The Verge, a home for all of our video content dubbed, appropriately, Verge Video.
There is one consistently outstanding aspect of The Verge: it’s media production team. They have produced videos that put national television shows to shame. I will be the first to admit that when I see that there’s an article with one of their videos accompanied with it — I’m going to straight to the play button. It looks like their videos now have its own dedicate hub which is responsive and looks great on my iPad.
Kara Swisher delves deep into the story of Instagram’s humble beginnings to its one billion dollar acquisition by Facebook. A long read worth your time that sheds even more light on what made an 18 month old startup one of the most popular social networks.
In the 1980’s, video games like Super Mario Brothers and Donkey Kong were ground-breaking and inspired fans like us to draw our own levels on paper and image playing them. Today, Pixel Press recreates this gaming experience in a new, real way.
Don’t just play a video game - start creating your own! Pixel Press is turning video games into an interactive experience, with no coding required. Draw, upload, play and share.
We are inspiring thousands of fans, young and old, to imagine their own video game levels, and start playing them.
This is just way too cool. You think you have a grip on what a computer or iPad is capable of, until Pixel Press happens and you realize that you don’t know crap.
4. “The Rye” (Season 7, Episode 11)
This episode’s titular breadstuff-which Jerry steals from an old lady who refuses to sell it to him, even for 50 bucks-supposedly comes from Schnitzer’s, a great New York bakery name if we’ve ever heard one….
I grew up on Seinfeld. I’m pretty sure my parents may still have VHS tapes with episodes that they recorded back in the days when DVRs seemed like black magic. I still watch Seinfeld almost daily. It’s pretty rare when a week goes by and I haven’t watched at least one episode. I love it that much.
The talented folks over at Will & Tale have created an amazing title sequence for the upcoming film, Man Of Steel. If someone told me that this was first few minutes of the film, I’d be convinced. The sequence is detailed, has a narrative and is making me want to watch this film even more when it releases in June.
From what I’ve seen and read, Ghost is shaping up to be my next blogging platform. Its design is innovative and encompasses all the tools a writer needs to maintain a blog in an effortless way so that one could focus on the main event — the writing. I can’t wait to find out more.