Glossom seems to have hit on the right blend of providing inspiration and the opportunity for self-promotion. The appeal of it is the ability to create a portfolio of images or videos in such categories as Photography, Illustrations, Graphics&Design, Fashion and Arts, which is displayed in a visual wall composed of thumbnails. You can simply browse these collections of thumbnails or check out the curated selections that site staff create for the various categories, all available for viewing either on the site or via a just-launched iPhone and iPad app.
British freelance filmmaker, cinematographer and editor Danny Cooke recently created a short film about letterpress printing, shot with a digital SLR video camera. One can only hope that the dedication to craftmanship so evident in the work of the small letterpress workshop featured in the film will always be with us.
Christmas Cards have pretty much vanished but New Year's resolutions seem to be going strong. .NET magazine has come up with its list of 10 that are geared to web designers but hold true for just about any design-related profession. Case in point — 3. Stop trying to save bad work. Ouch.
With the exception of its name, which apparently is a Spanish word related to the root of the word "average." Dan Sayers' choice of this for his new font makes sense, given that the font is derived, through somewhat tricky manipulations, by averaging the character outlines from all 725 fonts on his computer. You'd think the result of this would be a horrendous muddle but to most eyes Avería in fact can provide a pleasing effect (okay, the lowercase m is a bit dodgy, I'll admit).