Category Archives: Design

May 6, 2015
April 27, 2015

Amazon, Audi, and DHL want to turn a car trunk into a delivery locker

On Monday, Audi announced that next month in Munich it will be teaming up with Amazon and German logistics company DHL to run a pilot program to make parcel deliveries to an Audi owner’s car trunk. The idea behind the program is that if a delivery person tries to leave a package at a person’s home, there’s a good chance the recipient won’t be there and the package will have to go back to the processing facility. If the delivery person tries to take a package to a person’s car, he or she can use keyless access to that trunk to leave it there securely.

This is a great example of thinking outside the box. Genius.

April 3, 2015

During this peaceful Easter holiday, I’ve been thinking about how much time (cumulatively) I’ve spent tinkering with the HTML and CSS used on this site. I haven’t kept count, but it must be in the hundreds, if not thousands, of hours. I’m never 100 per cent happy with the results, but I guess for people who care even remotely about the appearance of a product, that’s normal.

I wish everyone a great holiday.

March 13, 2015
January 30, 2015

Typographers' typefaces

Over four years and across eight issues we interviewed 64 world-renowned designers, including; Erik Spiekermann, Jessica Hische, Michael Bierut, Nina Stössinger, Mark Simonson & Seb Lester, plus owners of respected type foundries such as, Font Smith, Type Together and Process Type.

We’ve counted the number of times each typeface was selected and found consensus with the top 25. The top 10 designers’ favourite fonts will be quite familiar to many but hopefully the full list will provide a useful stepping stone to exploring many more.