October 9th, 2008

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Gotham the President



В последнем номере журнала form опубликована статься Erik-a Spiekermann-a c дизайнерским анализом логотипов предвыборных кампаний (ES, графдизайнер и, так сказать, инфорарх, был основателем и долгие годы директором студии MetaDesign). Вот некоторые кусочки:

"Type doesn't provide the melody (думаю, имелось в виду "смысл"), but the sound of a text. A song strummed on a banjo will sound different from the same song performed by a full philharmonic orchestra. Listeners will know. And designers have, of course, always been aware of that fact.


"Barack Obama himself also has to abide by some of these unwritten laws. His logo shows a blue semi circle, rising like the sun over three curvy red stripes that flow towards the upper right - into the future? OBAMA'08 is set in roman capitals. His motto 'Change'



makes a much more definite typographic statement. Above varying sublines it is set in Gotham, the typeface that want to be generic. Its designers were inspired by vernacular type found on the New York's public buildings. Batman lives in Gotham City, the mystical New York. Gotham looks simple and geometric, but not as cold or constructed as DIN (похожий шрифт, им написаны, например, указатели на немецких автобанах). It has authority but tolerate dissent.

"The candidate on the other side, John McCain, makes a Freudian choice, typographically speaking. Optima, of all the things, the typeface that doesn't know whether it is a serif or sans. This wimpish alphabet is supposed to represent the war hero and hardliner in matters of security. His logo also features a golden star that looks like it belongs to a uniform, but he cannot kid us, experts: if this election campaign is about brands, there can only be one real candidate: Barack "Gotham" Obama will be the designer's president."
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Сделал only_a_game, фид очень интересного блога про "игры и вообще".

The human race will begin solving it's problems on the day that it ceases taking itself so seriously. To that end, [we propose] the countergame of NONSENSE AS SALVATION. Salvation from an ugly and barbarous existence that is the result of taking order so seriously and so seriously fearing contrary orders and disorder, that GAMES are taken as more important than LIFE; rather than taking LIFE AS THE ART OF PLAYING GAMES.

Это цитата не Chris-а Bateman-а, автора блога, но она примерно отражает, про что там пишется.
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новые игрушки



spisi, прелестная забава (infoviz-toy) от bestiario. здесь, в частности, проспиралены по самые уши простые числа, но там и другого есть.

да и вообще, очень богатый сайт, и ресурс.
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Сделал joho_the_blog, фид блога David-а нашего, Weinberger-а. Cluetrain Manifesto, Small Pieces Loosely Joined, Everything is Miscellaneous, такие всё дела.

Был несколько изумлён, что его до сих пор никто не конвертировал в сюда.
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Oh, those love triangles!



Кстати, об игрушках - вот ещё одна очаровательная, от Daniel Benmergui (Ludomancy). Я, как водится, нашёл все, кроме самого первого, и "самого тупого", сценария.

centralasian <-- Не Знает Реальной Жизни, и Страшно Далёк От Народа.

ЗЫ: Чтобы начать играть, надо просто кликнуть на картинку.