Chris Fetherston

A designer, thinker, tinkerer, and avid motorcyclist.


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Workspace home edition.

Workspace home edition.

I’m in love with this game. Dark, macabre, beautiful and with ample use of Futura Bold.

I’m in love with this game. Dark, macabre, beautiful and with ample use of Futura Bold.

Most people make a to-do application when learning Backbone.js. I made a HitList. You know, for the organized killer.

Most people make a to-do application when learning Backbone.js. I made a HitList. You know, for the organized killer.

typeworship:

Futura: 1927

I have to keep reminding myself that Futura is nearly 90 years old. I see it popping up often in ‘fan art’ posters. While I think it has aged remarkably well — and I do love it — I have to admit that it is quite harsh. 

Not as warm as successive geometrics like William Addison Dwiggins’ Metro (1927 onwards), Tobias Frere-Jones’ momentous, Gotham (2000) or Jos Buivenga’s Museo Sans.

I remember setting my thesis in it — I’m still not sure that was a good move.

Top: Freudtzsche, Flickr

Left: Max Monastyrev, New Zealand

Right: Herb Lubalin Study Center, 1930’s Futura Specimen Booklet from Bauer Alphabets Inc.

Much love for one of my favorite typefaces.

(Source: typeworship, via helloyouu21)

I made this for my iPhone because I knew I’d use it. Maybe you will too! 

Never forget a find.
Whether it‘ an amazing new Thai place or that hiking trail with the breathtaking waterfall, BreadCrumbs is the location based journal that saves all of your favorite places.

Take a picture. Jot a note. Drop a Crumb and you‘ll always be able to find your way back. Now available on iOS.

Get it in the app store!

Meanwhile, in Hoboken.

Meanwhile, in Hoboken.

I normally hate the quote-on-photo aesthetic but I’ll make an exception here.
-RIP Marco

I normally hate the quote-on-photo aesthetic but I’ll make an exception here.

-RIP Marco

On an ISIS marathon today.

(Source: Spotify)

jstn:

I’m fascinated by these markers that Curiosity has strategically placed all over its topside. I assume they’re positional reference points for the cameras, but I can’t find any solid information about them. Are they meant to help stitch together panoramas? The ratio of the rings goes 1 : 0.6 : 0.45.

They look a lot like registration marks used in printing. In printing they are used to line up overlapping colors (say cyan, magenta, yellow, and black printing plates) into one image. 

I’d venture to say the rover uses these to line up exposures taken at the same time from the same origin using various exposure methods like IR, thermal, etc.