The design world will be delighted by the release of this heavyset, whipped flare font designed by the talented Mr. Karl Frankowski. Augustus is a display font with a distinct style and personality. Like designer eyeglasses and salt and pepper hair, Augustus makes your texts look smarter, more interesting, and worldly. Believe. A fortune in fudge font, the pride of Dusseldorf. Hungry?
Oblique Strategies, was initially conceived by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt in 1975. It is a tool that consists of self-imposed dilemmas to help creative people push through mental blocks.
Take a look at Gregory Taylor’s website, which is completely devoted to Oblique Strategies, and includes the complete text from editions 1-4 of the card decks published by Eno, and Schmidt.
And I thought what I did last week was cool…sigh. Let it play all the way to the end, the first part is just the basic idea to the project.
I noticed awhile back when I updated our new product RSS feed to include images it killed our OS X widget. So tonight I decided to go back and rebuild the widget, adding in a search feature this time around. Hope this helps our hardcore users out there! Note, we used to have Yahoo widgets available for download. I have decided to stop any future work on these, and as of now we have no plans for Windows based gadgets/widgets.
This article applies only to actual shipments. This does not apply to downloads of fonts or stock items, which are always available 24/7 for download.
Today, I thought I would personally address a question we get asked from time to time: Why is your shipping so expensive? Well, to us its a great deal and not expensive. I will try to explain why we think this.
Americans: We offer really competitive rates being we ship with UPS, in our opinion the best shipping provider available. We also provide (at this moment) free shipping on orders over $99. We could provide you with a very ‘cheapo’ Post Office method, but then you would be at higher risk of the package not arriving, no tracking and just overall lower handling quality by the Post Office. We want your purchase to arrive in the best condition possible, and right now UPS is doing the best job. For the few extra dollars it costs to ship via UPS, both parties avoid any nasty troubles that could arise.
International: Outside America things get tricky, with all the customs, long journey and various people handling the package. Again, we go with the best carrier available within a reasonable price range. We would prefer to use UPS, but the rates are almost three times that of the US Post Office. At this time, we ship with the US Post Office using Global Express and Global Priority methods. These two methods have proven to work out quite nice with great success rates. Now maybe some of you are saying, that’s great, but your shipping is still expensive for me. The old saying goes, ‘You get what you pay for.’ We could offer you the lowest possible shipping rate for around 20% cheaper, but it takes 4-8 weeks to arrive, ships via boat (damp+books=trouble), takes forever to clear customs (if), and most the time just vanishes in transit due to no tracking. If you use the methods we provide, the package will have tracking and has a very high success rate of arriving on time and in good shape.
A few people have written us saying they have seen the shipping at X site for much cheaper. Most likely X company is offering a lower quality method, again putting your purchase at risk and you in the position for future troubles and stress. Try and compare the actual product you are buying from us if you have doubts. For example a book like Grid Systems weighs in around 4 pounds (1.8 Kilo) when shipped. If you compare this to when you ordered a DVD from somewhere, the costs are extremely different and not comparable, so try and compare exact items, methods and rates. We will not always be the cheapest, but we do our best to provide the best quality for the cheapest.
One last thing, as you might know the worlds fuel is going up everyday. The effect, things cost more to transport. This effects not only the cost to ship the item to your front door, but as well the cost of us getting it from the distributors, which raises what we pay for the product in the first place.
We hope this helps to clear up the reasons why we have chosen the methods above for our methods of delivery. If you have comments or comments, due ask below and we will try and answer them best as possible.
Knowing very little of India, its history, its people, the culture, or the land, I set about to watch this 6 hour? (possibly more) documentary made in 1968/9 by Louis Malle this past week. You can really see the influence this film had on Wes Anderson’s “Darjeeling Limited”; the camera zooms from far distances and wide pans amongst other techniques and subject matter. The imagery, from the Bharatnatyam dancers to the circling of the Sadhu pilgrim on a road, is amazing and the narrative compelling throughout. If you’ve got some time to devote and you’re a patient person, I encourage watching this.
Magazines are great, aren’t they? You can take them almost anywhere for a quick read. That’s why we’re having a sale on some of our favorite design and art magazines. This is your last chance to get these magazines, we won’t be getting anymore of these in stock. Sale ends Friday, August 22nd, so go have a look before they’re all gone.
I grew up in the 80′s in no other than the grand ole Tennessee, USA. If you came from the south around this time also, then you might remember an amazing place called Showbiz Pizza Place. For those not in the know, this was our Chucky Cheese. Anyways, the original coder/developer (Aaron Fechter) still uses them to compose modern songs! Not only that, my friend Steven has informed me, they are now coming out with a documentary on all this.
HAPPY 8 DAY.