Posts Categorized: Typography

Failed slogans: “Woodbridge: the wine that takes 2 hours to choke down”

Posted by & filed under Brands, Complaint Department, Typography.

So there I was, waiting to meet a friend for sushi, when she called to let me know she was running a little behind. What to do, what to do? Why hello, Liquor Store! This particular BC Liquor Store is located in Vancouver’s classiest shopping establishment, Kingsgate Mall. Home to the Worst Washroom in Canada,1… Read more »

Blogathon 2009: What does Marcellus Wallace look like?

Posted by & filed under Blogathon 2009, Blogosphere, Brands, Catherine, Media, Memes, Omega Point, Pop Culture, Typography, Video.

So I’m working on a single-serving site to finally make use of my other domain. Functionally, it’ll be a business card of sorts, featuring a more coherent bio, with links to the various ways I can be contacted online. Ultimately, I suspect I’ll roll this site into it. Anyway, while the art style I’m using is… Read more »

Blogathon 2009: Infographics Part 2: The New York Times gets it right

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While I found the CBC’s efforts lacking, the New York Times uses “interactive features” very effectively. These little boxes? They fly around and convey information effectively. For instance, this infographic from last year uses area and two states to visualize the loss of over $88 billion in value during the collapse of the US banking… Read more »

Blogathon 2009: The Typography of Idiocracy

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So I’m a giant typography nerd, as any of my friends can attest: Me: “Hey, a friend of a friend designed the font they’re using in that logo!“ Every single other person I know: “Yeah, that’s super, Catherine.” As such, I enjoyed this analysis of the fonts and branding featured in Mike Judge’s 2007 eugenicist… Read more »

Catherine is employed and blogging about Art Spiegelman

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So I’m blogging for my employers, the Masters of Digital Media Program. I scored tickets for the Vancouver Art Gallery/Centre for Digital Media (that’s us!) joint speakers series, KRAZY! Talk Industry Giants, held in conjunction with the KRAZY! comics + video games + anime + other stuff exhibition at VAG, and so, I’ve been blogging… Read more »