I’ve come to realize something. I cannot not create.
Right now I have three personal projects going. While I am waiting for a couple client projects to kickoff, I have spent time on these sidelines gigs that exist first as a creative outlet for me. They fulfill my need to create daily.
At their annual developers conference keynote yesterday, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Jimmy Iovine presented Apple Music — the new music streaming, radio, and connection subscription service from Apple. As a proof of concept Apple is offering the first three months of the service for free. Given their historic success upending the music business (see also iPod and iTunes), I am fairly certain we can expect that Apple Music will be a success and will be the leading streaming music service within months of its June 30 debut.
Designer Linda Dong animated this in Keynote, Apple’s presentation app.
I would like to see someone try this in PowerPoint.
I love type. I love great typography. I’m an advocate for smart graphic design and expert, effective communication. My passion in these areas has led to the creation of Typethos. Typethos is a collaboration between XK9 and the leading creators in contemporary type design. Typethos will present thoughts on type and typography by people who create type, those who use type, and some who simply love type and typography. That’s the mission.
Typethos quotes are from interesting voices in the world of type. The Typethos quotes will arrive each weekday at 9AM in New York. I tried it at 9AM in Berlin, but I think the Germans were too busy.
I am very excited about the debut of Fontstand – a revolutionary new way for designers to access the best in new type design. Prior to Fontstand, most quality typefaces required the purchase of an industry standard, full price license to use any font – legally. Fontstand has changed that – brilliantly.
Norm MacDonald was the last stand up comic to perform on Late Show with David Letterman – not counting Dave, of course. Near the end of his set, MacDonald became emotional as he attempted to share the depth of his affection for Letterman. Norm knew Dave well enough to say, “Mr Letterman is not for the mawkish, he has no truck for the sentimental.” Letterman has a keen sincerity meter, and a finely tuned bullshit detector. Like Letterman, I find crass emotional displays and cloying sentimentality to be repellant. That’s why I have a problem with Red Nose Day.
Letterspacing matters. #type #gored