Managing fonts with FontExplorer X

Somehow I completely missed this article when it came out. It has lots of good general tips about OS X font management and Font Explorer X.

Weekly NFL Picks

One of the guys on ESPN Sunday Countdown is picking the Houston Texans to beat the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

Seriously? Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to see nothing more than the Texans beating the Colts. But honestly, you’ve got to be kidding me.

New Photoshop Logo

I’ve been trying to refrain from commenting on the new Adobe Photoshop logo because it seems that everybody else already has:

The first three things that came to my mind when I saw the new logo were:

  1. Ew
  2. Microsoft
  3. This is a joke right?

Nothing very groundbreaking there. I haven’t read of a single person liking it, and many have also pointed out how similar it looks Microsoft designs. While I thought Microsoft in the back of my head, I didn’t actually bother to go look at any Microsoft stuff to compare. That is…until Armin Vit linked to one for comparison.

Photoshop and Silverlight Logos Comparison

Yikes. I decided to go back to the Photoshop website for some further comparison. As it turns out, there’s some very lovely1 Microsoft-esque marketing videos. The thing that really caught my eye was the whole silhouetted people concept. It reminded me of something…oh wait! I know! People_Ready!

Adobe People Ready

I just don’t get what Adobe is trying to achieve here (other than cheapening their brand)2. It seems like just a couple of months ago that Adobe went through that whole CS3 re-branding thing. While I don’t think that it was 100% successful, at least it did unify the suite in a unique way. Those little color bricks have grown on me, although I still have an awfully hard time telling which one is which. The only one I can remember is that Dreamweaver is green, but then again…Dreamweaver has always been green. Anyway, enough said on my part. Read Armin Vit’s article for a more articulate analysis.’

  1. Insert sarcasm here.
  2. One could at least hope for a drastic price cut to follow. 🙂

Redesigning The Bible

The design firm Crush has taken something very classic and completely redesigned it:

When we got the call to design the bible — we obviously asked — the bible of what? … fashion? shoes? bible of best bars in Britain? But no, Hodder & Stoughton really wanted us to design a cover for the Holy Bible.

The Bible Designed by Crush

I quite like this design, particularly the big red “sticker” that says “The Bible.” I wonder if this is available outside of the UK?

Via Monoscope.

WTF of the Year

Yesterday the chimney on my house fell off. ‘Nuff said.