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.+
Happy new year everyone! Let’s start things out Down Under, where friend and illustrator Oslo Davis, one of my favorite artists, has put together “Melbhattan,” a wonderful, animated valentine to his native city of Melbourne. The artwork is distinctively his own, but the short film is “part homage, part pastiche of the opening sequence of Woody Allen’s seminal 1979 film ‘Manhattan,’” complete with a Gershwin-esque soundtrack. Here are a few select stills.
See the full short at Melbhattan.com. Also, if you’re interested, back in 2007 I wrote a few personal thoughts about Gordon Willis’ exquisite cinematography for “Manhattan”.+