December 07, 2007

Flash/Amazon-powered typography & more

  • Yugo Nakamura & Keita Kitamura’s Amazetype uses Amazon Web services to spell out artists’ names using pieces of their work.  Here’s an example done for "the Beatles".  [Via Miguel Marcos]
  • Marian Bantjes has drawn up a lovely influence map, cataloging the contributors to her style.
  • Pentagram’s offering a neat-looking wall calendar.  If calendars are up your alley, see also Massimo Vignelli’s inexplicably beloved (?) Stendig calendar. (Beware the pompous accompanying copy.)  [Via]
  • I love the simplicity of The Italic Poster. [Via]
  • I feel like pouring one out in mourning for Zapfino, the latest once-lovely typeface to get pummeled by every hack within range of a computer.  (Did it get bundled into CorelDRAW or something? >;-))  In its place, I quietly suggest Alejandro Paul’s Affair typeface (the same one seen in that Swash belt buckle).
  • BMW uses a thousand words to describe everything but the driving experience.
  • Paula Scher’s beautifully type-heavy paintings are on display in NYC. [Via]
  • Flickr hosts a set of images showing spelling via body parts (nothing NSFW, mind you).   [Via Miguel Marcos]
  • I don’t speak Japanese, but that doesn’t dilute the impact of this text-centric poster on global warming. [Via]
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Lightroom updated to v1.3.1

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom has been updated to version 1.3.1, and the update is available for download for Mac and Windows.  Fixes include the following:

  • The Lightroom 1.3 Print Module could previously cause the application to crash on either OS X 10.5 or 10.5.1 during template usage.
  • On Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.5.1, the import process from a card reader or other device into Lightroom could fail to import all or a portion of the selected images.
  • A decrease in Develop slider responsiveness introduced in Lightroom 1.3 has been corrected.
  • The Lightroom 1.3 Develop module could cause the application to crash if adjustments were made in quick succession.
  • Compressed raw files from the Nikon D100 were read incorrectly in Lightroom 1.3.
  • A possible artifact in raw file support for the Olympus E-3 has been corrected.
  • The Lightroom FTP Plug-in provided as sample code with the Export SDK did not function properly if the password was not saved with the selected FTP preset.
  • Editing or creating a new FTP preset immediately prior to using the FTP plug-in provided as sample code with the Export SDK would cause the FTP process to fail.
  • Using the Export as Previous option did not work with the FTP plug-in provided as sample code with the Export SDK.

[Via Tom Hogarty]

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