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.+
For almost a decade, the London magazine Little White Lies has been doing some wonderful stuff at the intersection of film, publishing and design. Its covers alone are a marvel; each one features a heavily stylized, head on portrait of an actor or actress, who is the ostensible subject of that issue. They’ve even generously showcased many of their back issues over at Issuu for free online perusing.
Now the publication is also putting out a new book, “What I Love About the Movies: An Illustrated Compendium.” It culls candid interviews with actors and filmmakers from the magazine’s past issues, including Francis Ford Coppola, the Coen Brothers, Spike Jonez, Steve McQueen, Ryan Gosling, Helen Mirren, Carey Mulligan and others. The illustrations in this volume are even more stylized. Here are a few samples.+