See which Democratic candidate has the best (and worst) typography

Political campaign typography: When it works, it’s iconic (and sometimes it’s so not working that it’s equally iconic). All the other times, it pretty much just seems uniformly meh. In the words of Matthew Butterick–typographer, programmer, lawyer, and delightfully dry-witted design educator–type design is where “candidates tend to be more successful revealing their characteristic limitations.” And this, Butterick argues only half-jokingly, means […]

See which Democratic candidate has the best (and worst) typography

Political campaign typography: When it works, it’s iconic (and sometimes it’s so not working that it’s equally iconic). All the other times, it pretty much just seems uniformly meh. In the words of Matthew Butterick–typographer, programmer, lawyer, and delightfully dry-witted design educator–type design is where “candidates tend to be more successful revealing their characteristic limitations.” And this, Butterick argues only half-jokingly, means that […]

Instagram Launches IGTV Long Video App to Take on YouTube, Now Has a Billion Users

Instagram said Wednesday it now has more than one billion active users, as it unveiled a new long-form video feature in a bid to attract “creators” like those on YouTube. It becomes the fourth Facebook platform to hit the billion-user mark, including the namesake social network with more than two billion users, and the messaging applications WhatsApp and Messenger. Instagram, which had […]

Why typography has won a starring role in the streaming TV age

If I ask you to think of any one of the most talked-about streaming series in recent years, chances are you will immediately conjure in your mind the show’s headline title with its often-iconic typeface. Much has already been said of these now-famous title sequences, but less often discussed is how typography and orthographic design […]

Apple’s New Families Section Has Parental Control Tips, but No New Tools

Shareholders and parents have been asking Apple for months to address how addictive smartphones are and to offer tools to deal with the problem. Late Wednesday, Apple posted a new resource page outlining what parents can do now to monitor their kids’ iPad and iPhone use. There are no new features on this resource page, though Apple in January said that it […]

AS FASHION MOVES TOWARDS A SEASONLESS MODEL, HAS ‘SEASONAL INSPIRATION’ BECOME OBSOLETE?

A look from Saint Laurent’s Fall 2018 collection. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Before he presented his Fall 2018 collection during New York Fashion Week in February, designer Dennis Basso revealed that his inspiration for the season was “today’s woman.” Basso does design primarily for women and it is, indeed, today, so this seems to make sense. Elsewhere, Jonathan Simkhai noted he was […]

Swiggy Has Raised $100 Million in Funding From Naspers, Meituan Dianping

HIGHLIGHTS Swiggy announced $100 million in Series F funding The round was led by Naspers, and sees a new investor Meituan Dianping Rival Zomato reportedly raised $200 million last week Swiggy on Thursday announced Series F funding from existing investors Naspers, and others including new investors Meituan Dianping, a Chinese group buying website headquartered in […]

Sony Has No Plans to Exit Smartphone Market, Says CEO Kaz Hirai

While you may have some other choices in your mind or thinking of opting for a new iPhone or a fresh Galaxy series Android smartphone, Sony is set to continue the sale of its Xperia phones in the highly competitive smartphone market. In a media interview, CEO Kaz Hirai confirmed that Sony is not considering an exit from the smartphone market […]