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.+
Step back into the land of my youth: Future City Records is an “electronic music label and collective for production and synthesizer enthusiasts, bedroom producers and dream designers. We have a serious appreciation for the magical era of music, culture, fashion and film from the 1980s and it is a big influence on this label from our design to our music.”
Say what you will about retro, but the musicians and designers behind this label are able to recreate the Reagan era with almost shocking accuracy. I’m both fascinated and repelled by the beautiful and grotesquely faithful artwork that adorns their releases.
All of their releases are available on Band Camp, so you can stream full tracks as well as buy and download the (very reasonably priced) albums for your Walkman.+