Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

The World of Seven Billion

National Geographic have published an, erm, informative set of infographics about our planet's human population.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Emigre Type Catalogues

Emigre reports: [edited]

Emigre's award winning type specimen catalogs are now available as downloadable PDF

So if you haven't received these in the past, or have lost your copy, here is your opportunity to receive these beautifully designed type catalogs delivered directly to your computer for immediate typographic perusal.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

PhotoFast i-FlashDrive

iSmashPhone reports: [edited]

Introducing the perfect solution for memory expansion via a USB Flash Drive. The small accessory is a USB memory stick which sports a universal USB plug at one end while on the other sporting an Apple 30-Pin connector.

It uses a free downloadable App for file management. The USB connector means users don't have to carry a separate USB stick. The PhotoFast i-FlashDrive is compatible with both Mac, Windows, Linux and all iOS powered devices.

The i-FlashDrive is available with 8GB, 16GB and 32GB.

Price: $95 - $180

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Typography

BibliOdyssey reports: [edited]

D. A. Sanborn, a young surveyor from Somerville, Massachusetts, was engaged in 1866 by the Aetna Insurance Company to prepare insurance maps for several cities in Tennessee. Before working for Aetna, Sanborn conducted surveys and compiled an atlas of the city of Boston titled 'Insurance Map of Boston, Volume 1, 1867'.

The atlas includes twenty-nine large plates showing sections of Boston at the scale of 50 feet to an inch. It is believed to include the earliest insurance maps published by Sanborn.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Samsung NX200

Digital Photography Review reports: [edited]

The Samsung NX200 is built around a completely new 20.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor and wrapped in the series' first all-metal body. The result is a handsome camera of similar size to Sony's NEX models.

The latest sensor uses architecture that includes integrated analogue-to-digital conversion (an approach Sony has used for some time now) that is intended to reduce noise.

Samsung has also re-worked the key elements that go in front of it - a redesigned color filter array to offer greater sensitivity and revised microlenses with smaller gaps between them to boost light capture, placed closer to the sensor so that they can better deal with the light reaching the edge of the sensor at very oblique angles from wide-angle lenses.

The NX200 also features a lighter anti-aliasing filter and advanced moiré-suppression processing.

For pre-production image samples, click here.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Wacom Inkling

Wacom reports:

Inkling, a new digital sketch pen that captures a digital likeness of your work while you sketch with its ballpoint tip on any sketchbook or standard piece of paper.

Designed for rough concepting and creative brainstorming, Inkling bridges the gap between paper sketching and digital drawing by giving users at the front end of the creative process a way to rough-out ideas with real ink on paper and capture their concepts digitally so that they can be later refined on their computer.

Inkling even allows users to create layers in the digital file while sketching on paper in the following creative software applications: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Autodesk Sketchbook Pro.

£149.99, available October 2011.