Pilcrow & Capitulum does sound like a pub, but it’s not, and many points if you already know what an eszett is. Yay for Hoefler & Frere-Jones!
Month: April 2008
Like words? You’ll like Alpha Assault, Scrabble meets hexagonal casual gaming.
Next time your web project needs to recognise a date range, please, please consider implementing Stephen Celis’s Timeframe for your date selection needs. Every holiday- or flight-booking site I’ve ever used needs this urgently.
If you ever played an Atari 2600 game, you’ll love these cover images. If you didn’t, you might still enjoy someone else’s near-nostalgia.
Life in Cold Blood is a fantastic series from David Attenborough, sadly on a commercial network here (ads!) but happily in HD and visually incredible.
The David Attenborough Drinking Game: every time animals mate, take a drink. If there’s an animal orgy, take two drinks. Every time an animal is eaten, eat some chocolate. You’ll be fat and drunk by the end.
Illustrator Kaleidoscope Tricks
Wow. Found here, a great trick, if a little uncontrollable. Start drawing a shape, say an arc or an ellipse. While the mouse button is down, keep dragging around and press ` (grave, under tilde, next to 1). Many shapes ensue.
If that’s a bit random for you, create a shape, then apply Effect > Distort and Transform > Transform, rotate by 12°, 14 copies. Click the New button in the Graphic Styles panel to save that as a graphic style. You’ll want a variation with 29 copies for asymmetrical objects or with 20 for something random in-between. Enjoy!
Please please please unlocked 3G iPhone in June please please please?