Dan S. Wang’s business card collection is a treasure trove of different design schemes. In a recent essay for Core77, I looked at a discussion brewing about QR codes on business cards, and whether they make sense. I also pointed to tools that allow you to scan a card that doesn’t have a QR code. [...]
Category Archives: analog
Pico Iyer has a lovely article out in the latest New York Times focusing on "The Joy of Quiet". It’s a great read and has a few lovely gems: In barely one generation we’ve moved from exulting in the time-saving devices that have so expanded our lives to trying to get away from them — [...]
It’s difficult to underestimate the importance of the mingpian (名片), or business card, in Asian culture. Literally, “mingpian” means “name card”, and people carry different cards for different needs. It’s not necessarily about business: with a stack of 500 cards going for less than 20 USD, it’s an expected investment. In Japan and Korea, it’s [...]
The future of the mobile web? Sometimes it can be as simple as knowing when and where the ice cream truck is. When I grew up, it was the Mexican food trucks and their music and bells. Now, in Los Angeles, it’s Twitter. Could something like this go semantic? Think of tying this all in [...]
The hazards — and indicators — of abundance.
Input text vs. static text.
Speciality red tape over the red stage to mask the wiring system at the Tate Modern’s Starr Auditorium. Below: the calm before the storm. T-34 minutes to showtime before Ai Weiwei’s public talk.
Standard-issue umbrellas for staff at the Getty Museum. How do you plan for the weather in a city that supposedly has none? For those few days out of the year when it pours, most Angelenos just aren’t ready. Why would they be? It’s just not a habit here to check the weather before leaving the [...]
Fog, rain and mist descended upon Los Angeles today. Feels like autumn.
Spotted in Grand Central Market.