A photographic compilation of glimpses of one of the Nothern Islands of The Maldives; Haa Alif Atoll Ihavandhoo in 2011. The beautiful Island’s more than 300 year old coral stone mosque, cemetery, revered mausoleum, roads, vernacular buildings, beautiful people are captured with their “essence”. During my visit to the Island, the song, Kun Faya Kun — its words — cleansed my soul in the graceful light of Almighty Allah and guided my heart to Him, like a Sufi Dervish’s in a Sema. www.laafenn.wordpress.com
“Unjustified”, Part II By Paula Scher Rick Valicenti’s work (with John Maeda) for Gilbert Paper Read more: “Unjustified”, Part II — Imprint-The Online Community for Graphic Designers
AIGA: Unjustified By Paula Scher AIGA’s “Justified” competition will select examples of good design that are also described in terms of their effectiveness in meeting the client’s objectives. Entries will be judged based on their design attributes and also how well a short case is made on their effectiveness in a clear, compelling and accessible way. A discerning and qualified jury will identify submissions that serve as an effective tool to explain design’s value to clients, students, peers and the public in general. Based on the criteria of AIGA’s Justified competition, the posters of Armin Hofmann (above) and the jackets of Push Pin Group’s Graphic (below) would not qualify Read more: AIGA: Unjustified — Imprint-The Online Community for Graphic Designers
booktwo.org The blog of James Bridle: literature, technology and book futurism, since 2006. The book is dead. Long live the book. Founded in September 2006, booktwo.org exists to investigate, analyse, catalogue and debate the future of literature and the publishing industry. Booktwo.org was founded out of a frustration with the failure of trade publishing to engage with new media and technology, a frustration reflected in the first essay: Birth Pangs of a new Literature. Over time, the industry has started to change, but booktwo.org continues to champion and challenge new literary forms and new publishing models.