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.+
One addendum to yesterday’s post about Elvis Costello: almost without exception, the covers for every one of his post-1980s albums were just terrible. It was hard for me to muster much enthusiasm for “When I Was Cruel,” for example, when the art for it was so unenthusiastic itself.
So here’s a cover I made for my playlist of Costello’s best songs from 1990 on, with an illustration of Costello courtesy of artist Justyna Wycislak. You can see more of her amazing work at Deviant Art.
And in case you missed it, the playlist is on Rdio and embedded courtesy of that service below. It’s also on Spotify—except for one of the tracks, “When I Was Cruel No. 2,” which is missing from their streaming catalog.+