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May 2011 Archives

Fractured

Mas [Detail]

Regular readers will be aware that May has been nothing short of a dreadful month on the Standardistas’ Periodical and Notes front, not to mention far from the usual high standards we set ourselves on The Twitter™ front.

For this we can only apologise. One half of the dynamic duo – Mr Murphy – sadly suffered a Mason Type-III Fracture of the Radial Head (that’s a badly broken elbow for the scientifically challenged amongst you) late in April and this has had a severe impact on our publishing schedule with frequent trips in and out of hospital and, sadly confirmed today, a threat of further surgery still looming.

Though we’ve been unusually quiet, we certainly haven’t been lazy (perish the thought).

We’ve lots to communicate over the next few days, not least: guest lectures at next week’s Ulster Festival of Art and Design by Russell Mills (celebrated for his design for, amongst others, Brian Eno, The Cocteau Twins, and Nine Inch Nails), and Cennydd Bowles (user experience designer - formerly at Clearleft, now freelance - and noted author and speaker) – get your tickets now; we’ve also been hard at work on our article for The Manual (expect further news on this soon); carefully crafting a piece on ‘The Tools of Our Craft’ for .net Magazine; and, finally, we’ve been confirmed as keynote speakers at this year’s DrupalCon London (again, watch this space for details).

So, though this month has been a quiet one - for which we again apologise profusely - we expect to treat you throughout the month of June. Check back tomorrow, and you’ll see we’re true to our words (which will be flowing, once again, throughout June).

1306885320 · Christopher Murphy · Follow Us on Twitter

Crouwelclock

Crowel Clock [Detail]

To coincide with the retrospective on prolific Dutch graphic designer Wim Crouwel, the London Design Museum has commissioned their first iPhone App, the crouwelclock.

The animated alarm clock, featuring the distinctive letterforms of Mr Crouwel, is certainly bewitching, but the most remarkable feature are the featured alarms: three personal messages, growly voiced by Mr Crouwel himself.

Only slightly less bizarre than having Werner Herzog voice your Sat Nav, the crouwelclock, although not entirely flawless in its execution, is a must-have for any discerning designer with a penchant for Dutch typographers waking you up in the morning, reminding you to “keep your grid straight”.

1305420120 · Nicklas Persson · Follow Us on Twitter

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