Saturday, March 5, 2011

Alphabet In Motion Is Transitional

The Alphabet from n9ve on Vimeo.

Watch this little type movie. It is only a minute, check it out.

Los Angeles Literary Bar Scene Is Unexpected, Desired

Read about the rising literary themed bar scene cropping up in Los Angeles currently. I had no idea that this existed, but now I have a good reason to go to L.A.

From the excellent For Absolute Beginners:

Of course some people think they go together like miniature dogs and novelty costumes. Which is why, apparently, "literary bars" are now "totally hip" in LA.

Cool. Check out more here.

Top Ten Most Played Albums While Blogging

In honor of the 600th Post, straight from my iTunes Most Played playlist, comes my Top Ten Most Played Albums While Blogging:

01. The Idiot - Iggy Pop
02. White Light/White Heat - The Velvet Underground
03. Low - David Bowie
04. Saturdays = Youth - M83
05. Journal For Plague Lovers - Manic Street Preachers
06. Rock N Roll Animal - Lou Reed
07. The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
08. Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division
09. The XX - The XX
10. Two Suns - Bat For Lashes

Strange, I never noticed until now that the album that I have most played over the past three years is my much, much beloved The Idiot by Iggy Pop. Amazing, but I guess I never thought about it until now...

Happy 600th Post to Speak A&D

So here we are: post number 600 on the ol' Speak A&D Blog. It truly blows my mind to find out that I've had over 20,000 individual viewers of this site.

I sincerely want to thank my readers - your kindness and support have been wonderful over these past few excellent years.

Hope you've enjoyed it - I surely have.

Typography In Rome Is Immensely Beautiful

I stumbled onto this incredible flickr set of street typography in Rome. Wow.

From the wonderful Design Work Life:

This incred­i­ble set of pho­tographs by Paul Soulellis is mak­ing me want to hop on the next plane to Rome. What an amaz­ing source of inspiration.