Category Archives: Design

Guess who has a nice web site?

The Yale School of Art! Here’s what it looks like:

On the actual page, those pyramids jump up and down!

But it turns out not everyone agrees with me. Find out more after the break.

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Facebook changes; everyone complains

This time it’s Facebook’s new ‘timeline’ feature for users’ profiles:

There it is. Image courtesy TechCrunch.

The world’s more thoughtful people have already anticipated the flood of ‘I hate the new Facebook’ statuses that will hit Facebook in massive, explosive waves of fury over the next few weeks. More on my views after the break.

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Louis Silverstein, New York Times designer, dead at 92

Journalism is one of my biggest interests, along with architecture. So it was with particular interest and sadness that I read this obituary in yesterday’s New York Times. The author, Douglas Martin, does an excellent job paying respect to one of the Times’s great designers and a man who transformed the look of newspapers for the better, Louis Silverstein. He devised numerous graphic innovations, all decidedly modern, and oversaw the look of the nation’s newspaper of record for decades. The Times, and the rest of the world of art and design, lost a very important man this week. Fortunately, his work lives on, delivered to the doors of almost a million people every single day.

A section designed by Silverstein. Graphic courtesy the New York Times.

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Ross Douthat vs. modernism

In today’s New York Times, conservative columnist Ross Douthat attacks modern architecture in order to remember the late Steve Jobs. Yes, you read that right.

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