Robert Smith Mix
The cure recently played their first three albums live at the VIVID festival in Sydney. I didn’t go but I’m sure it was amazing!! Modular Records have since posted this awesome little mix of tracks hand picked by Robert Smith himself; songs that influenced the recording of the aforementioned cure albums. Enjoy!
My teets almost exploded with nostalgia the other day when my reliably awesome friend Tommy send me this link…. Amazing.
This little vignette of retro handheld video games have been so lovingly recreated in flash that I was instantly transported back to the school oval in 5th grade, when Kieran Jones would only let me watch him play Zelda over his shoulder during lunch time…
If anyone is looking for me I’m making up for a childhood void of videogames. See you at 3am.
A work colleague put me onto this little gem of a website, created by the pentagram design studio. You answer 4 questions and it gives you a type face that suits your personality type (pun definitely intended).
Simple, but beautifully produced with a slow, meandering video narative from a faux psychologist. Great history vid on each font too.
I got Cooper Black Italic. And yeah - I think it kinda suits me.
Brand New have posted a great little round up of the best and worst of identities and rebrands of 2009. Lots of interesting insights and brutally honest feedback on a bunch of logos, wordmarks and rebrands; Some amazing like the City of Melbourne rebrand, and totally crapola ones like the ‘bing' search logo. My fav. quote is for the latter: “at least it wouldn’t look like a free font drawn by a 15-year old in Corel Draw, in 1987”. Ouch.