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.+
Director Brad Bird’s 1999 animated epic about a boy who discovers a robot was a flop at the box office, but it was well loved by aficionados of great animation—and just plain great movies—from the first. I’m not too proud to admit that it left me a blubbering mess of tears when I watched it, and I’ve always had a fond place for it in my heart. Now, seventeen(!) years later, its cult status looks close to its tipping point. The movie was re-released in theaters last year in a limited run “Signature Edition”; a new Blu-Ray version loaded with extras is due soon; and maybe best of all, this wonderful book, “The Art of the Iron Giant” will be published later in the year. It features storyboards, concept art and interviews with Bird and his creative team.
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