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.+
The Wildcard offices are only a few short blocks from the legendary Pearl Paint art store on Canal Street, but somehow I didn’t hear until after the fact that the longstanding New York art world institution shut down a little more than a week ago.
I shot this picture of its signage this morning on my walk to work. I guess I had never noticed how ragged the storefront looked.
Over at Vulture they have a nice piece in which six artists reflect on how Pearl Paint figured into their careers.+