A few years after Brian Rose’s fascinating photo book “Time and Space on the Lower East Side” (which explored the LES over two very different time periods) comes the…
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The US and Israel have been staunch allies for decades, but that doesn’t mean that the two nations aren’t keeping an eye on each other. Der Spiegel reports that Israeli intelligence agents wiretapped US Secretary of State John Kerry the last time he tried to broker a peace deal in the Middle East, in 2013. The German paper cites “reliable sources” who say that some of Secretary Kerry’s negotiation efforts between Israel, Palestine, and Arab states were carried out using unencrypted telephone equipment. Apparently the calls were intercepted as they were transmitted by satellite. The Israeli government then used the information it obtained to try “to reach a diplomatic solution in the Middle East.”
It seems everyone spies on everyone,…
Every annual reporting season, companies and nonprofits alike step up their design game to create a solid impression of the past year’s progress. Education nonprofit ASCD knocked their 2013 annual report out of the parallax park with their dedicated report site showcasing their programs, products and services through beautiful design, rich textures, and a satisfying scrolling experience.
On the design front, this is certainly not ASCD’s first reporting rodeo as their past annual reports have racked up such awards as the Distinction of Merit from the Art Director’s Club and the American Web Design Award from Graphic Design USA.
Though the screenshots below give a good feel for ASCD’s excellent work, be certain to get the full experience on ASCD’s 2013 Annual Report site.
Art Director: Reece Quinones
Designer: Lindsey Smith
Programmer: 401 Creative
Web Developer: ASCD IT Team
Copywriter: Katie Test
Project Manager: Maren Kelley
This early morning (local Belgian time) the news finally came in – Typographica announced it published their annual Our Favorite Typefaces. A fine gathering of type users and type creators each selected a typeface released in the past year and reviewed it. Free up half a day and take the time to read through it all, because it is very much worth your time.
In some ways Our Favorite Typefaces is better than an awards show. There is no filter because type designers or foundries don’t have to submit their typeface(s) to be included. Stephen Coles does provides an overview, listed in handy categories, of what he thinks are worthy releases from the past year. Yet anyone who is invited to write a review is free to select something else. Case in point, Makula – the typeface I reviewed last year – was so recent it had not been included in the overview yet, so it truly was my personal choice.
Does everything worthwhile get reviewed? No, of course not. Michaela Schuett for example observed “Not one single slab serif among them. It had to end eventually.” Having to eliminate so many good typefaces to end up with a single one to review is half reasoning, half gut feeling – for me this year it even was more the latter than previous years. But that is not the point of this list. This is more about discovering how type connoisseurs flex their typographic vocabulary and articulate their opinion. More than simply listing nice faces, it makes you understand why someone likes a typeface. This fosters a greater understanding of this still rather arcane discipline. And make sure you also go through the Other Notable Releases of 2013.
So get over to Typographica and start reading what I think is the most valuable yearly overview in the industry.
Main project. Side hustle. Really need to update my site. Client call in ten minutes. What’s happening on Twitter? Still haven’t gotten those print specs. Better proofread that blog post one more time. Have I eaten lunch yet?
Keeping this in mind with another year in the books, TOKY branding and design studio just unveiled its 2013 annual report in a new, attention span-friendly Instagram video animation format. We featured TOKY’s 2012 annual report last year and it’s great to see them innovate in their year-end summary yet again.
The best annual reports are designed for both interest and practicality, making the information beautiful yet digestible even at a glance, and their 120 seconds of video accomplish just that. Check out the series below and be sure to keep up with TOKY on Instagram.
Creative Direction: Eric Thoelke & Jay David
Design: Robert Paige
Content Strategy: Katherine Leonard
2013 may have been a turbulent year financially and politically, but for technological innovation it ranks as one of the best and most exciting 12 months for a long time. It seems that times of…
For full article and other interesting tech related stuff visit the website.
Google Q4 2013 earnings deliver $16.86 billion in revenue, profits miss expectations but shares rise
It seems like Google can do no wrong with the markets these days. The consensus estimate on Wall Street was that Google would deliver $ 16.75 billion in revenue and earnings of $ 12.26 a share. It hit on the top line, with $ 16.86 in revenue, but missed on the bottom with earnings of $ 12.01 a share. Still the stock was up slightly in after-hours trading.
Google made $ 14.4 billion in revenue and earned $ 8.62 a share for this same period a year ago. Last quarter Google brought in $ 14.8 billion and earned $ 10.47 a share. Profits rose from $ 3.39 billion this time last year to $ 3.92 billion this quarter.
The big story last quarter was the mounting losses at Motorola. That continued this quarter, but for the final time. Google announced…
Facebook has released its results for the fourth quarter of 2014 and the numbers are strong. It posted $ 2.59 billion in revenue and earnings of 31 cents a share. Analysts were looking for Facebook to pull in $ 2.33 billion in revenue with earnings 27 cents a share. That compares to $ 1.59 billion and 17 cents a share for the same period last year. It’s also a touch about the $ 2.02 billion and 25 cents a share Facebook notched last quarter.
It was nine months ago that Mark Zuckerberg introduced Facebook Home, an ambitious attempt to have the social network become the operating layer for mobile devices. That effort seems to have largely been a flop. The company’s biggest success of 2013 was Messenger, a slick, focused app that has stayed…