is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe, Design Chair at Wildcard and co-founder of Kidpost. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired by Etsy, Inc.), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children. Refer to the advertising and sponsorship page for inquiries.+
Just a tip of the hat to Adobe for the packaging of their soon-to-be-released Adobe Creative Suite, which bundles and not-so-cleverly rebrands the software giant’s flagship applications by appending a “CS” to each. This new creative strategy finally, finally does away with the cheesey-ass Photoshop eye logo and the Illustrator Venus logo, both long-standing icons that grew tired long ago. These new designs are sophisticated and attractive, and they kinda sorta help Adobe catch up with modern software packaging trends kicked off four or five years ago by Neville Brody for Macromedia. Better late than never.