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.+
Peak TV means you can have more of almost anything you’ve ever watched before. How about salvaging a poorly reviewed, alt comedy box office dud from 2001 and turning it into an eight-episode streaming series? Netflix obliges. Or how about bringing back one of cinema’s great offbeat auteurs for a revival of his inexplicable, cult favorite television show from over a quarter century ago? Coming soon.
It’s probably safe to say that artist Stephen Byrne believes in this truism; he has a vision for an animated version of “Firefly,” the short-lived, much loved but still obscure sci-fi western TV show that ran (very) briefly about a decade and a half ago. He created this loving, dynamic, almost jubilant concept trailer and its thirty-odd seconds look so great you can’t help but want much, much more of it to exist. In this day and age, there doesn’t seem to be any good reason why it can’t.+