Typesetting the Future

I just found the most amazing website in the world. It beautifully combines three of my top five favorite things in life: science fiction, typography, and the Internet. Basically, it here’s a piece dissecting the typography of “Odyssey 2001″ (which happens to be one of my favorite books in the world, by Arthur C Clarke, one of my favorite authors in the world).

It dwells on tiny little things like the old IBM logo designed by Paul Rand, one of my favorite designers in the world.

They also have a beautiful piece on typesetting “Alien” on Typeset in the Future.

I strongly recommend reading it.

Really. What an amazing blog. It’s so beautiful.

Visit it and weep.



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This is what cows look like when you give them a blow dry

HAHAHAHAHAHA.

Via BoingBoing, of course.



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The Beautiful Process of a Steel Knife Made by Hand

A small crew of skilled craftsmen show us how they make knives and their leather holsters. They process is so intense and beautiful that I really, really want one of these knives. And I hate knives!

Look at this and weep from joy:

It even sounds so gorgeous.

The website claims that this is “Damascus steel”, though I really am not sure how anyone could possibly verify such a claim. Regardless, it is beautiful.

You can check out the website here. Via Kottke.



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A Vision of Deep-space Exploration

Terraforming, human-powered flying, basking in the light of Saturn… here’s a very beautiful short movie with Carl Sagan’s voice.



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Control Freak

I think of this blog as therapy, sometimes. It’s as if I can just type in a problematic word, and the unicorns of AndFarAway will magically solve even my most deep-rooted issues.

Today’s issue, my dearest unicorns, is being control freak. Happiness is either having complete control or abdicating completely. There is no happy medium, and that is not very smart.

Now control, I’ve typed you up, go away.



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On November

Sheez. It’s the final stretch of 2014 already.

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I’ve always wanted to try the famous Circassian dish chebsobasta. Alas, it is traditionally made with chicken, and since I don’t eat chicken, I’ve never had it. Until my friend Sharif’s mom made me shibsobasta without chicken. Goodness me it’s SO DELICIOUS!

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November was for reading. Trying to close my target of 50 books a year.

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Sucks being musically-challenged in a musical life


My calendar is psychic


4 more books in 2014 for my target to be complete!


Baby bro


Peppermint bark from Toffimelt


Can you guess?


Ribbontex


Been waiting for this book for 15 years


Never date an astronaut


Psychotic November Weather — Take 1


Psychotic November Weather — Take 2


Psychotic November Weather — Take 3


Yay.

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2009: On July  | On August | On September | On October | On November | On December

2010: On January | On February | On March | On April | On May | On June | A Captioned July An UnCaptioned August  | On September  | On October | On November | On December

2011: On January  |  On February   |   On March   |  On April  |  On May  |   On July

2012: On April | On May | On June | On July | On August | On September | On October | On November | On December

2013: On January | On Februaury | On March | On April | On May | On June | On July | On August | On September | On October | On November | On December

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