Douglas Adams on The New

Khoi Vin: Douglas Adams, in his book “The Salmon of Doubt,” wrote that “I’ve come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies.” The rules are: Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. […]

Davide Barranca’s ‘Decomposing Sharpening’

I’ve been dabbling in the Dan Margulis’s Picture Postcard Workflow since serendipity landed me in Dan’s session at Photoshop World Boston in 2006. Dan’s methods and his teaching style are unique in their depth, usefulness, and results. They’re not easy to pick up casually, though. Davide Barranca posted this on Dan’s Color Theory Yahoo Group, […]

Top 10 iTunes Smart Playlists| Lifehacker

Here’s one of the catch-up posts – one of the oldest drafts in the bucket. I saved this Lifehacker Top 10: Top 10 iTunes Smart Playlists link back in February of 2008. So, it’s old but the ideas are good ones. I have much too much music that I haven’t heard in too long, and […]

Ask H&FJ: Four Ways to Mix Fonts

Ask H&FJ: Four Ways to Mix Fonts Is there a way to know what fonts will work together? Building a palette is an intuitive process, but expanding a typographic duet to three, four, or even five voices can be daunting. Here are four tips for navigating the typographic ocean, all built around H&FJ's Highly Scientific […]