Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Four Things

I blame Zeldman

Four jobs I’ve had

  1. Cinema Usher

  2. Junior Designer

  3. College Tutor/Lecturer

  4. Creative Consultant/IA/BA

Four movies I can watch over and over

  1. Shawshank Redemption

  2. The Professional

  3. Fight Club

  4. Castle in the Sky

Four places I’ve lived

  1. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  2. Gold Coast, Australia

  3. Brisbane, Australia

  4. Melbourne, Australia

Four TV shows I love

  1. The Simpsons

  2. Top Gear

  3. Initial D Series

  4. The Amazing Race

Four places I’ve vacationed

  1. Tokyo

  2. Hong Kong

  3. Bangkok

  4. Taipei

Four of my favorite dishes

  1. Chicken Tikka Masala

  2. Kyoto's Katsu Ramen

  3. Kuala Lumpur's Curry Laksa

  4. Mum's Slow Braised Duck

Four sites I visit daily

  1. Engadget

  2. Soccernet.com

  3. digg

  4. News.com.au

Four places I would rather be right now

  1. Relaxing at Bora Bora

  2. Travelling Europe

  3. Hiking & Mountaineering at Nepal

  4. Playing games at home

Four bloggers I am tagging

  1. Molly

  2. Roger Johansson

  3. Jason Santa Maria

  4. Eric Meyer

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Comic Sans was a mistake.

Connare: Art, design & typography:Type Designs:Comic Sans

Vincent Connare has blogged his design of Comic Sans as a resolution to a specific problem. The typography used for those annoying Word/Office Assistant animations, and not for systematic use of text typography.

It just amazes me how typographically powerful and influential Windows is, especially when there are only so many (limited) system fonts available. Comic Sans became used as an alternative to Times New Roman and worse, Arial. This is a great insight to typography development to GUI systems.