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.+
Heretically, I always roll my eyes a bit when grown adults express their excessive affection for the “Star Wars” franchise. I like the original trilogy fine, but I just find my generation’s preoccupation with it to be a little absurd, especially when articulated as elaborate homages on the Internet. Nevertheless, once in a while, a “Star Wars” project catches my eye and really impresses me, like these manipulated photographs from Thomas Dagg. With great skill and abundant good taste, he’s seamlessly inserted familiar creatures, props and spacecraft from the films into mundane everyday scenes. Some of the compositions are so subtle you really need to hunt for the “Star Wars” reference, which happens to render them quietly hilarious at the same time.
Several more of these are available at thomasdagg.com.+