Comic Sans is probably a swear word for many designers and it has prompted strong reactions to its widespread use. However you feel about it, do you know how it came to be? It's an interesting story.
We’ve all encountered Comic Sans and probably have mixed feelings about this controversial font. Did you know the history behind it and how it came to be so popular? Great Big Story has a short “origins” video titled “Comic Sans: The Man Behind the World’s Most Contentious Font” that is worth watching if you are as touched by Comic Sans as most of us are:
It turns out he was inspired by two iconic comics at the time: Batman and Watchmen. I’m not sure if that revelation makes much of a difference to those of us who have been traumatised by seeing so much inappropriate use of the font but it is an interesting factoid.
Credit to The Drum for its story that inspired this little share.
Image credit: Snowdog, published on Wikimedia Commons and released into the Public Domain.
We’re now into March (wow, right?!) and I published some new stuff over the weekend that you might have missed; about work stress, Diabetes and a fresh perspective on Death.
We’re now into March (wow, right?!) and I published some new stuff over the weekend that you might have missed; about work stress, Diabetes and a fresh perspective on Death. I understand, you have weekend stuff to do. Here are a couple things you might be interested in.
My Diabetes recently taught me that work stress can be deadly. I always knew stress was harmful but it was only when I saw that reflected in my blood glucose tests that I realised just how much. Here is a little post about the lessons I learned:
What Diabetes taught me about work stress
imonomy, my employer, moved to new offices recently and I spent a little time capturing little details early one morning. Here is a peek inside our new offices:
A peek inside imonomy’s new Tel Aviv offices
I watched a short video that included a audio track by Alan Watts talking about life and death and part of his narrative really caught my attention and I had to share it:
Everybody is “I” – life, death and being
Have a good week!
This illustrated history of the Millennium Falcon is essential reading for Star Wars fans.
If you are a Star Wars fan (ok, not “if”, “because”), you probably also love one of the most iconic ships in the franchise: the Millennium Falcon. Kitbashed has an awesome, illustrated history of Han Solo’s famous ship that you have to read.
The Millennium Falcon underwent a long and arduous number of conceptual iterations before its final iconic shape emerged; the one we now once again see blasting its way across the big screen. In fact it wasn’t even known by its famous name until well into production, having up until then gone under the much mundane moniker: Pirate Ship.
Go make yourself a hot drink and go read “A Complete History of the Millennium Falcon”.
Thanks for the link, Rian!
Image credit: Millennium Falcon by Sylvain Gamel, licensed CC BY NC 2.0
I like the new Cerebra branding quite a lot so this video by Nice Work was a terrific behind-the-scenes peek at the thinking that went into it:
I like this quote from Minimalissimo:
Minimalism doesn’t mean simply black and white, but it means functionality over aesthetic
Source: Om Malik
Hope scales more than anything
Mike Monteiro speaking at Webstock ’13.