Creativity Lost

Where did all the typographers go? Not graphic designers with typographic skills, but people who made their living as pure typographers who were responsible for setting cold metal, hot metal, and [...]

THE MAP IS NOT THE TERRITORY

The map–territory relation describes the relationship between an object and a representation of that object, as in the relation between a geographical territory and a map of it. Polish-American [...]

How to Make a Computer Virus

 A beautiful infographic dissecting the nature and ramifications of Stuxnet, the first weapon made entirely out of code. This was produced for Australian TV program HungryBeast on [...]

IBM Centennial Film

A fantastic video about the first 100 years of IBM. This really gave me a new appreciation for the work they have done, are doing, and will do. I can’t wait to see what they accomplish in the [...]

How to Make a Pencil

I always wanted to visit a pencil factory and watch the process unfold. But until that happens, I can watch this video that demonstrates the process from start to finish. The best part is the [...]

One Day For Design

On April 13, 2011, AIGA brought designers and design enthusiasts together for One Day for Design—an open, global dialogue on the meaning and future of design, and on the meaning and future of [...]

The History of the Book Flickr Set

I’ve recently been spending way too much time over on the History of the Book Flickr set, a collection of some 20,000 photos of initials, ornaments, and type from Royal Library, The Hague, [...]

Pink Pony Case Study

What if an advertising company had to throw a birthday party for an 8 year old girl? John St. shows us. After working in an ad firm, I can attest that the ridiculousness is incredibly on point. [...]

NYC Timelapse

Very cool time-lapse short in New York City by Josh Owens with the soundtrack “down to the cellar” by Dredg. [via Vimeo]

Flickermood 2.0

We love type. We love music. Put the two together and the results can be awesome. Check out the video above—a playful little typographical study by Sebastian Lange that’s a whole lot of fun [...]

New Weather WebApp

We here at Disfluency.com love a good Web app and we love the simplicity of this weather app at wthr.in. Aside from the obvious step of visiting the web page, Wthr.in is a very simple tool that [...]

Paper Artist

Woah, these are seriously awesome. Jeff Nishinaka is a Los Angeles native paper sculptor who cuts, folds and shapes paper in the least intrusive way to maintain the feel and integrity of paper in [...]

Mediocrity Campaign

Subaru has a cool advertising campaign called Mediocrity. They’ve created a fake car called the 2011 Mediocrity, complete with faux ad campaign and complete website. The video above is the [...]

A Very Studley Chest Indeed

I don’t know what posessed Henry O. Studley to build  this case to hold 300 mostly piano-making tools but I have to hand it to the man for his ingenuity and craftsmanship. Had he lived 150 [...]

Interactive Census Map

Everyone knows that the census takes in an extraordinary amount of information about the U.S. population but, once collected, how do you display it usefully? The New York Times created a series [...]

Magic Carp-Pet

Australia-based designer John Leung has collaborated with Melbourne’s Clarke Hopkins Clarke Architects to create the Magic Carp-Pet rug and coffee table set. Look through the slatted coffee [...]

The Colosseum as Type

What began as a 10-year wedding anniversary to Rome concluded a year later as an artistic endeavor to reimagine the Coliseum with type. In March 2009, Cameron Moll and his wife, Suzanne, spent [...]

MEKA: Putting the Fab in Pre-Fab

The folks over at MEKA Modular Luxury Housing have developed four pre-fab luxury habitats without the luxury price. If pre-fab and luxury seem like an oxymoron, have a look at these beauties. The [...]

Linotype: The Movie

With the success of Helvetica: The Movie, and the forthcoming Herbert Matter movie, it would seem natural that someone would create a film about the rise and fall of Linotype. For those who [...]

For The Geek Typographer

We love typography. We love Star Wars. So what’s not to love about these series of Star Wars inspired typographic posters? Using only typographic elements, the folks over at H-57 have [...]

So Much Typography

Typographer and type designer Seb Lester has created three striking screen prints using his unique typographic gifts. Over at iLoveTypography.com, he discusses the process he went through in [...]

Fast Food Ads vs. Reality

I always love the way the food in the fast food ads looks—juicy, beefy, big and delicious. And I’m always a bit disappointed when confronted with the realities of the actual product on the [...]

The (Sad) Story of Electronics

The Story of Electronics animated film launched today. This is the latest film in the incredible Story of Stuff series (aka Cliff Notes for the armchair environmentalist), which includes the [...]

We Interrupt this Package…

Today the FDA proposed a series of required warnings for cigarette packages and advertisements. Initially, 24 concepts were proposed of which 9 will ultimately be adopted. The basic formatting [...]