Bye for Now

Hi, Tumblr. I’ve neglected you for so long.

I started this blog as a visual bookmarking tool for all the design and art that has caught my eye over the last few years. I started it in school during one all-nighter, around 5AM in the UTC Fine Arts Center three years ago.  

I may pick this up again one day. For now, I’ll be writing and sharing links about design over at http://laurahelenwinn-design.tumblr.com/. I hope you follow me there.

Web Typography = Photographic Typography

I’m comparing web fonts to a relevant historical model, the transition from metal to photographic type. This excerpt on photo-type is blowing my mind.

Herbert Spencer, “Tradition: Cliche, Prison, or Basis of Growth?”, 1958.

"Since the invention of the composing machine, the economies of typefounding, as much as improved taste, have forcibly diminished the flow of new type faces."

Ahem. 

But photography today provides us again with the opportunity of an almost limitless range of cheaply-produced display lettering variations and distortions…

Ahem, Typekit. Cough, Google Web Fonts.

This paper is basically writing itself

THESIS THESIS THESIS THESIS

French Kicks poster in the background of Parks & Rec. Designy hipsterdom complete.

French Kicks poster in the background of Parks & Rec. Designy hipsterdom complete.

Adulting: Step 172: Do not talk about how drunk you are unless you are answering questions posed to you by a medical professional

No matter how drunk you get, the phrase, “I am soooooooo wasted!” may not pass your lips once you are older than 22.” 

Farewell, familiar phrase.


adulting:

Hey, Americans, happy St. Patrick’s Day! Irish readers, I’ve been told that we totally corrupted your holiday and ruined the spirit, and if that is so I’m sorry. That is just something us Americans are great at. A national pasttime, if you will. Baseball and co-opting other people’s cultural…

1. Decide who you want to be 

2. Work to be that person

3. Don’t be so hard on yourself

"And maybe if we’re lucky, this photo will also become iconic, a reminder that we finally let the people who are willing to die for our safety kiss whoever they want."

"And maybe if we’re lucky, this photo will also become iconic, a reminder that we finally let the people who are willing to die for our safety kiss whoever they want."

Found this girl while looking for a dead German artist. Isn’t she adorable? 

Found this girl while looking for a dead German artist. Isn’t she adorable? 

theconstantbuzz:

Frank Sinatra attempting the tablecloth trick, Miami, February 1965 © John Dominis

This is what my last semester of school feels like.

theconstantbuzz:

Frank Sinatra attempting the tablecloth trick, Miami, February 1965 © John Dominis

This is what my last semester of school feels like.

Top bun + colors

Top bun + colors

bikesandbabes:

by Lara Jade

This decade is defined by its regurgitation of past decades. At first glance you think this is a vintage photo, maybe from the 70s. Look more closely; that’s my generation. (The gold glitter pumps give it away.)

bikesandbabes:

by Lara Jade

This decade is defined by its regurgitation of past decades. At first glance you think this is a vintage photo, maybe from the 70s. Look more closely; that’s my generation. (The gold glitter pumps give it away.)

"When someone has to tell you to put your brushes down at night and you can’t wait to start again in the morning, that’s how you know you’re doing what you love."

As told to me by Nick Gamarello. (via ovadiaandsons)

By this definition, I definitely loved the original Sims.

Maxistentialism: Senator Kirk just reversed his position on PIPA: “Freedom of speech is...

maxistentialist:

Senator Kirk just reversed his position on PIPA:

“Freedom of speech is an inalienable right granted to each and every American, and the Internet has become the primary tool with which we utilize this right. The Internet empowers Americans to learn, create, innovate, and express their views….

(via maxistentialist)

bestrooftalkever:

I don’t like the way the government handles healthcare/taxes/education/gun control/energy/anything.
But, unless I was downloading the Metallica it usually left me alone on the internet.
Just leave my internet alone.

bestrooftalkever:

I don’t like the way the government handles healthcare/taxes/education/gun control/energy/anything.

But, unless I was downloading the Metallica it usually left me alone on the internet.

Just leave my internet alone.

calivintage:


frankie rayder styled by kitty jensen and photographed by sarah soquel morhaim for the secret shop vintage spring/summer 2012 lookbook.


I do this on airplanes and get funny looks.

calivintage:

frankie rayder styled by kitty jensen and photographed by sarah soquel morhaim for the secret shop vintage spring/summer 2012 lookbook.

I do this on airplanes and get funny looks.