Month: September 2015

Adrian Frutiger, 1928—2015

The queer masculinity of stealth games

Boing Boing

masculine bodies for transfolk

Much like in the real world, I don’t understand most men’s bodies in games. Given the option, I almost always play as a girl, a fact that baffled two of my roommates, both trans women, when they caught me playing Shadowrun. They both love character creators, and they spend hours laboring over bodies that feel good to them, while I tend to feel disappointed in whatever options are available to me. The men’s bodies given to you in most games are tall and broadly-muscled, designed with all the elegance of tanks. They’re idealized and innately powerful, adorned with grim faces chiseled onto neckless heads. Apart from games like Saints Row, these bodies come in a limited range of templates, and while I can change brow depth and hair color to my heart’s content, I always end up with the fantasy body of a cis man.

Jeffrey Tambor by Milan Zrnic for Fantastic Man’s 10th Anniversary Issue, via Instagram

How the world caught up with Wolfgang Tillmans

The Guardian

before Instagram: Wolfgang Tillmans

How the world caught up with Wolfgang Tillmans

The Guardian

“Many artists try to predict what will look good forever,” Wolfgang Tillmans told the attentive audience at the preview for his show PCR, at the David Zwirner gallery in New York on Thursday. “It’s impossible. There is only the here and now.”

Artsy’s got a nice overview of some of Tillmans’ tamer works.

Bryan Kenny, via Instagram

New Black Face: Neuland and Lithos as Stereotypography

Lined & Unlined

fonts that stereotype

How did these Neuland and Lithos come to signify Africans and African-Americans, regardless of how a designer uses them, and regardless of the purpose for which their creators originally intended them? Lined & Unlined explores potentially-racist typography

Maggie Vail, via Instagram

What’s wrong with shipping container housing?

“The place where containers really don’t make any sense is housing. I know you’ve seen all the proposals, often done with an humanitarian angle (building slum housing, housing for refugees etc) that promise a factory-built “solution” to the housing “problem” but often positioned as a luxury product as well.”

Is Responsive the End Game of Web Design

Adobe Dreamweaver Team Blog

What’s responsive in 2015, exactly?

To my surprise, responsive design isn’t as popular on the web as I thought. In fact, an interesting experiment by Guy Podjarny revealed that only around 11-12 percent of the top 100,000 websites are responsive. And it gets worse. Among the top 100 sites, the number goes down to 10.5 percent.

Bud Rodecker, via Instagram

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