“Al Jaffee’s fold-ins for Mad magazine, from the 1960s to the present, in interactive form.” And here’s the full article: A Veteran Mad Man Remains in the Fold.
Fold-Ins, Past and Present
I love the restraint of the US cover (top), which emphasizes that this is a book about the entire bin Laden family and not just its most infamous member. And the plane is a clear reference to one of…
These don’t need anything in the way of commentary. Wonderful – both of them.
Two New Science Titles from Penguin
Reader Geoffrey writes in with this clever cable decluttering tip for repurposing CD or DVD spindles:
I just discovered a nice re-use of those CD/DVD spindle cases: use them to store cables…
In her essay Feeding the psyche, Junk words and corn-fed music, psychologist Lyn Cowan attacks the meaningless language of psychology, lacking depth and significance, words such as addiction,…
Self control, bravery and generosity – the three marks of a “Great Heart” according to the Sioux.
“People who cannot distinguish between good and bad language, or who regard the distinction as unimportant, are unlikely to think carefully about anything else.”
B. R. Myers The Atlantic April…
Eugène Viollet-le-Duc (1814-1879) was an influential…
I just posted this to my UI design class discussion board:
“Two years ago, Calvin Trillin wrote an article for the New Yorker about Shopsin’s, an eccentric eatery in the West Village with about 9 billion menu items… Shopsin’s has moved to another Village location since the article came out, but they’ve still got that big old menu. If you dare, feast your eyes on a tour de force of outsider information design, all 11 pages of the Shopsin’s General Store menu…” http://www.kottke.org/04/08/shopsins-menu
This link, however, will NEVER find its way to Blackboard (turn the volume up REAL LOUD):