The Font of all Fonts: Didot

Posted by on Jun 5, 2013 in Typography

didotSimple, yet eloquent. Tasteful. Spot on. This font says it all without having to lift a finger. It has a natural design element that allows for stand-alone text to look like it was strategically manipulated to look just that way. Turn all of your documents into documents that demand attention, just through the use of Didot. My resume is all Didot, and when I can spice things up at work by straying away from Verdana, Didot is my go to man. And as surprising as this may be, Didot is simply a standard font that comes installed in Microsoft. Am I tad infatuated with this font, yes, but there’s no shame. I enjoy the little pleasures beautiful fonts offer.

“the WAR of ART” by Steven Pressfield

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Books, Creative

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Stop what you are doing right now and put “the WAR of ART” at the top of your ‘books to read’ list. In fact, I’m not over exaggerating in the least bit when I say: Go out and buy this book right now. For all of us who need that helpful reminder – or kick in the ass, as the cover so matter-of-factly states, this is the book to do just that. There are a million different reasons for procrastination, or resistance, in Pressfield’s words – but let’s make a toast right here, right now: Here’s to today being the last day we let resistance get in the way of our dreams, ambitions, goals, plans, desires, objectives and passions. Today, let’s start writing book number one, let’s go back to school, let’s learn how to play guitar or start a business… because we’ve already let so much time pass us by.

Oh, and go pick up “the WAR of ART.” You’ll read it in a single day, and be so thankful you did. BUY THE BOOK ON AMAZON!

Seafood 2048

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in Photography

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Courtney Michalik, from Ann Arbor, Michigan photographs marine life in San Francisco, California. Seafood 2048 is an ongoing project that showcases the potential crash of commercial fish and seafood species. Scientists have researched that at this current rate, marine ecosystems will crash by 2048. Courtney is pushing for change to raise awareness in order to save these ecosystems. To follow this project, among others, visit her website at courtneymichalik.com