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.+
Designer and critic Michael Abrahamson’s Fuck Yeah Brutalism tumblelog is a favorite. It provides a steady stream of historical photographs of the brutalist style, a postwar mode of architecture that favored the emphatic use of cast concrete and brick at huge and often inhumane scales. Looking back on what was built in this style, it strikes me that brutalism is the closest that architecture ever came to replicating the horrific beauty of a multi-car pileup.
Now Abrahamson is bringing brutalism to architecture magazine Clog as guest editor for the current issue. The folks at Clog were nice enough to send some sneak peek shots at the interior of the issue.
You can’t look away, but you can order your copy here.+