Really great design on this new New York Times photo archive blog. The backs of these photos are as beautiful as the fronts, and I love how the UI foregrounds that by allowing you to replicate the experience of flipping them over. It’s one of the best uses of CSS3 animation I’ve seen to date, going beyond novelty and creating a metaphor that delights the user and furthers the emotional connection with these beautiful objects. So yes, very well done.

Pretty much everything Tamara Shopsin touches turns to gold.  This is one of a series of wonderful illustrations she’s made with Jason Fulford (who’s also great) for the New York Times Magazine’s Cooking With Dexter column.  There’s bunch more of them over at Feasting Never Stops.
Also, if you haven’t seen it, check out I Like Killing Flies, the documentary about her dad, Kenny Shopsin, and his weird/awesome restaurant in New York (with an awesome website by Tamara).  Creativity is clearly in the Shopsin genepool.

Pretty much everything Tamara Shopsin touches turns to gold.  This is one of a series of wonderful illustrations she’s made with Jason Fulford (who’s also great) for the New York Times Magazine’s Cooking With Dexter column.  There’s bunch more of them over at Feasting Never Stops.

Also, if you haven’t seen it, check out I Like Killing Flies, the documentary about her dad, Kenny Shopsin, and his weird/awesome restaurant in New York (with an awesome website by Tamara).  Creativity is clearly in the Shopsin genepool.

My incredibly talented friend Dru Donovan has some photos in the most recent New York Times Magazine as part of this story about California food banks.  This is her second time appearing there — this was the first (ties in nicely with the glaciers from the last post actually).  Things like this make me love the world just a little bit more.
Side note: I’ll be designing a website for Dru soon-ish.  Thinking of using the awesome-looking Cargo portfolio thingy that’s powering (and I believe founded/run by) one of my favorite blogs ever.

My incredibly talented friend Dru Donovan has some photos in the most recent New York Times Magazine as part of this story about California food banks.  This is her second time appearing there — this was the first (ties in nicely with the glaciers from the last post actually).  Things like this make me love the world just a little bit more.

Side note: I’ll be designing a website for Dru soon-ish.  Thinking of using the awesome-looking Cargo portfolio thingy that’s powering (and I believe founded/run by) one of my favorite blogs ever.

What we are left with is a staggeringly talented, terror-struck symbol of our collective longing for an occult solution to human suffering.

Just read the original New York Times review for Bad, and it’s pretty fascinating. It’s hard to think of Jackson’s later-years tranformation as something new, since that’s basically the guy I grew up with, but Stephen Holden did, and his insights are striking. This part in in particular seems sadly on the mark:

Posing as a benign, alien star-child stranded somewhere between Disneyland and the astral home of ”E. T.,” he seems to want to demonstrate that spiritual salvation can only be attained by willfully evading reality and remaining a child. What a profoundly pessimistic message! For his self-transformation into a cartoonlike character of his own invention represents a rejection of the very humanity he has sought to help and enlighten through songs like ”We Are the World” and ”Bad.”

Recommended reading.

I swear, the New York Times works with the awesomest group of illustrators/artists/designers anywhere.  It seems like every week (or day) I discover someone new and exciting within their (digital) pages.  Above is an illustration by Thomas Hannich, taken from this scary/fascinating article from this coming Sunday’s NYT Magazine.  There are a few more in the series if you click through.  I love the super bold use of color on this, the fonts, the squares and dashes… it all looks great, and the content itself is interesting/hilarious to boot.  Good stuff.

I’m also really enjoying the new Times Reader 2.0.  The design is simple but gorgeous, and it makes reading the “paper” a lot more enjoyable and fun.  It’s a less chaotic experience than the regular NYTimes.com site, which can feel a bit overwhelming, great as it is.  Reader allows you to focus on just today’s news, and browse from article to article using the left and right arrow keys (I love this).  Well played, Times.

I swear, the New York Times works with the awesomest group of illustrators/artists/designers anywhere. It seems like every week (or day) I discover someone new and exciting within their (digital) pages. Above is an illustration by Thomas Hannich, taken from this scary/fascinating article from this coming Sunday’s NYT Magazine. There are a few more in the series if you click through. I love the super bold use of color on this, the fonts, the squares and dashes… it all looks great, and the content itself is interesting/hilarious to boot. Good stuff.

I’m also really enjoying the new Times Reader 2.0. The design is simple but gorgeous, and it makes reading the “paper” a lot more enjoyable and fun. It’s a less chaotic experience than the regular NYTimes.com site, which can feel a bit overwhelming, great as it is. Reader allows you to focus on just today’s news, and browse from article to article using the left and right arrow keys (I love this). Well played, Times.