It’s a plastic world

If you think the brief reference to a ‘new continent made of plastic’ is just a bit of hyperbole, then read up on the Great Pacific garbage patch.

I do take issue with one point of the film though – that it’s our responsibility to change our habits. Ultimately we do need to make change happen, but not by just being more mindful at the supermarket. Instead we need to force those with the power to make meaningful change to do so. A very small percentage of the human race are benefiting from these cheap but environmentally costly processes: those who value profit above all else.

We can either try to gradually bring awareness to billions of consumers around the world, or we can force relatively few industry leaders to grow a conscience and do the right thing and make all the difference.

Use your words

Bibliotheca: The Bible, in four modern volumes

All four Bibliotheca volumes

The Biblical Literature designed & crafted for reading, separated into four elegant volumes, and free of all numbers, notes, etc.

A Kickstarter project by book designer Adam Lewis Greene.

Today, our contemporary bibles are ubiquitously dense, numerical and encyclopedic in format; very different from how we experience other classic & foundational literature, and completely foreign to how the original authors conceived of their work.

Original typeface, designed and “set apart” exclusively for Bibliotheca.

Page proportion and text block based on the dimensions of the Ark of the Covenant

Page proportion and text block based on the dimensions of the Ark of the Covenant as specified in Exodus.

By separating the text into several volumes, and by applying classic & elegant typography, Bibliotheca is meant to provide a fresh alternative to the reader who wants to enjoy the biblical library anew, as great literary art.

bibliotheca.co

The Symbol of John the Evangelist

Standard

(via nevver)

Use your words

James Victore’s Top Type Rules

‘James Victore’s boisterous hand-drawn type made him a sought-after graphic designer and artist. In this series, the self-taught designer shares his own rules of typography in his signature graphic style. Though they are not meant to be too profound, Victore’s rules do ring true – and considering where they got him they’re probably worth following.’

Gallery

Magic Highway

Paleo-Future:

Kevin Kidney has uploaded some amazing Magic Highway, U.S.A. images taken straight from publicity stills of the era.

(via Overhead Compartment)

Aesthetics

Magic Highway

“On May 14, 1958 the Disneyland TV program ran an episode called “Magic Highway, U.S.A.” It examined the past, present and (paleo)future of transportation.” — Paleo-Future

Image

This is Phil Fish, a case study in internet celebrity by Innuendo Studios:

I’m not entirely sure what to expect from having this online. I suspect it’s either going to be really contentious, or go largely unnoticed. Unnoticed, because, hey, it’s YouTube. Contentious because I don’t come down on the side of “Phil is an asshole,” largely because whether or not Phil is an asshole is irrelevant to the point I’m making (and similarly irrelevant to my life), but talking about Phil and saying anything other than “Phil is an asshole” tends to make you a lot of enemies. Sorta like how not blowing smoke up the PS4’s ass proves that you’re a Microsoft stooge.

Whatever. Enjoy!

(via @viticci)