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.+
David Bowie died of cancer on Sunday. This animated tribute to the musician’s many faces was created by U.K. illustrator Helen Green for Bowie’s 69th birthday, which was just last week; it’s a lovely way to remember how expansive his career was.
I came to his music late—I remember trying, many times, as a teenager to grasp it but it was too sophisticated and advanced for me, and it wasn’t until I was in my twenties when it finally started to register how preternatural was his talent. In time, his artistry came to mean so much to me, and I’m deeply saddened by his passing.+