Sidenote: Tiempos and its sibling Tiempos Headline look beautiful on the web too. Pretty much can’t wait until these are available for general web use.
The new Art of the Title went live today, and we had a hand in its re-imagining. All 220+ articles and interviews have been painstakingly re-constructed by editor-in-chief Ian Albinson and his team using a more flexible layout engine, and studios and title designers now have their own cross-referenced bio pages. Very happy to have this out there, go look!
Letterboxd, the social film diary and review site I’ve been working on with a few colleagues over the past year, is nearing its public beta launch. We’ve continued to add to and improve the site since launching at Brooklyn Beta last October — film pages have had an overhaul as you can see above, among many other improvements.
If you’d like to be part of the private beta, drop your email address at letterboxd.com over the weekend, and we’ll get an invitation out to you early next week.
Offscreen magazine, a Kickstarter project from Melbournites Kai Brach and Jess Murray, is a little over $5,000 short of a modest goal with 3 days left to run on its campaign. Here’s the idea in their words:
Offscreen is a new, quarterly print magazine with an in-depth look at the life and work of people that create websites and apps shaping our digital lifestyle. We want to tell the less obvious human stories of creativity, passion and hard work that hide behind every interface.
The pair plan to print and distribute the inaugural issue regardless of whether they’re successfully kickstarted, and the list of interviewees for it is impressive: Tim van Damme, Dan Cederholm, Andrew Wilkinson, Drew Wilson, Blake Whitman, Ryan Singer, Lisa Bettany, Sam Brown and more.
The Dutch Icon collective, headed by Hemmo de Jonge, has an impressive collection of royalty-free work for sale. The examples above are just two of the 99 sets they’ve drawn to date, all of which are sold exclusively through iStockPhoto (which sadly means there’s no way to buy the complete series as a single set). The consistency and proportions are perfect throughout — alongside Drew Wilson’s Pictos sets, these are among the best stock icons I’ve seen.
For more similar resources, Meagan Fisher posted a great round-up of alternatives a month or two back.
New Zealand rendered in paint, from my brother Ben’s New Zealand series. Coming soon to a t-shirt near you.
Great coverage of type-related updates to both Esquire and Condé Nast Traveler by André Mora at Fonts In Use. Both publications have adopted Commercial Type’s geometric sans Graphik, pairing it with commissioned serif Granger (named for its editor) and the playful swashes of DSType’s Leitura (pictured), respectively.