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’ve written about Parisian artist Vincent Mahé, one of my favorite illustrators working today, on this blog before. Getting occasional updates on his new projects from Mahé’s Behance account is like getting little Christmas gifts in my inbox.
This recent work really impressed me: an illustrated biography of modern architecture pioneer Le Corbusier. Mahé’s use of two ink colors to further enliven his already playful, graphical interpretation of Le Corbusier’s eventful life and career brought out the kid in me. This is the kind of presentation of history that I would have pored over for hours as a kid, marveling at the line work while inadvertently learning something too. I very much want to get a copy of this for myself, but I’d just as much want to get a translated copy for my kids.
See more, including details of the illustrations, at behance.net.+