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.+
Bastion of high-brow fancy-writin’ The New Yorker takes a deep dive into the far end of the pool this week with its first-ever science fiction issue. Befitting such a break with tradition, the magazine’s editors have gone far outside their comfort zone to feature works by folks you’d never, ever expect to see between the covers of most issues of The New Yorker, including, um, Margaret Atwood, Jennifer Egan and Jonathan Lethem. Everyone else must have been busy. Hey, I kid because I care.
Anyway, at least there’s an amusing cover by Daniel Clowes, who has long been a hero of mine.
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