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.+
I really am a sucker for convincingly rendered simulations of yesteryear â€” especially if itâ€™s from the days of my youth. Earlier in the year I wrote about Future City Records and their uncannily 1980s-style album covers. I spent a lot of time poring over them and marveling at how accurately they had recreated the look of that decade.
A few days ago I came across Daft Punkâ€™s official merchandise. Itâ€™s moderately retro, but what really impressed me is the way that the items are showcased within mock magazine advertisements from the 1980s.+