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Linkage is on hiatus while I deal with life, the universe, and my back (again) But I haven’t forgotten you all entirely. Here are two nice, happy links for hump-day.
Another installment in the Smashing Magazine series on letter forms and calligraphy — this one featuring Hebrew, Armenia, Mongolian, and Inuit among others.
I grew up with the work of Jim Flora, from the jazz album covers that were a part of my childhood to this friendly little cartoon. Mexican fireworks are the best!
New vehicle control systems are always popular with the bored press. This is one of the best… (that makes no sense.) xBox control integration — very well done.
XS650 minimalist update.
Coolest transportation sector job ever… WSDOT’s aerial photographer.
Society, Culture, Literature
Because no one really wants the handwritten word to disappear. What is you could make your email into snail mail complete with a routing map. Yes, I know it’s a concept piece. Now get out there and build me one.
Once I have the will to return to writing real letters I’ll need is some decent letterhead. Among the many examples on the site LetterHeady is this simple but unmistakable sheet from Theodor Geisel.
Art, Images, and Design
Amazing… I think I might over use that word… but truly this will blow your mind. Bovey Lee cuts rice paper with xacto knives. Delicate, detailed, and not quite as precious as you’d think. Her portfolio site flash based. But if you like what you see on here on Paper Carve go and spend some time with Tsunami Enmeshed.
Vespa scooter ads have been always been clever — a collection of recent ones from around the world features, car window cute outs, invisible pin-up girls, inter-dimensional travel and, oh course, butterflies.
Blue bohemian, a hep cat makes a dr suessian rhyme about a sadistic piano builder and the theft of all the finest musical cats.. Paris? Morocco? Hell? (Disturbing)
It’s always something.