With the imminent purchase of Tumblr by Yahoo! - I find I can summon little optimism about the service’s future. Marissa Mayer may still be considered “new blood” - but I’m assuming the people tasked to execute whatever vision she has for the company will most likely do it in the same awkward, ham-fisted ways we’ve come to know and expect from Big Purple. Without feeling much like I’m veering into unfounded assumptions, I think we can expect the following for tumblr over the next fiscal year: confusion, neglect, reactivity, dissapointment, and finally retirement.
I originally started building a test rig for something I want to build a physical model of (an LED array) and ended up building this instead. The code is a disaster, but the results are pretty. No guarantees that it will work on anything but webkit-based browsers.
Game Boy glitches on the Nintendo logo - found when I was trying to load an old Kirby’s cartridge to my custom backlighted Game Boy.
Random logo design, crazy sprites, martian typography… this kind of graphic accidents are pure retrogaming beauty, and something hypnotic for a graphic designer like me. Do you think the same?
In a report from 1967, Walter Cronkite takes us on a brief tour of what they imagined the home office would be like in the 2000s.
In the 21st century, it may be that no home will be complete without a computerized communications console.
2013, John Kahrs & Disney Animation
I’ve been busy. I went to Japan for a while. Then I moved to Seattle. The impulse to make had to go in the boxes I packed for Seattle before I left to enjoy myself (deeply) in Japan. Then i got back and spent the last two months spinning up a new job, learning a new town, making a new home in the middle of a Seattle winter. No time to think about projects, no time to chase down ideas. But now it’s time to wake up and remember who I am and what I need - to be a maker and designer in all things. Time to dial back in, turn sketches and notes into actual projects, and get about the business of being creative. I made it to the Northwest. Now it’s time to make it count.
Parenting magazine went to a block party in Brooklyn one recent afternoon to do some polling on the current election.
No words. Should have sent. A poet.