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.+
The comic artist R. Sikoryak has combined the little read iTunes terms and conditions that we’ve all blithely ignored countless times with his deep knowledge of comics history to produce a truly genius mash-up of the unexpected. His 96-page work “Terms and Conditions” takes that legal language and inserts it into off-kilter renditions of familiar comics like “Peanuts,” “Calvin & Hobbes,” “The Simpsons,” “Spider-Man,” “Batman” and more. The star of each page is an often grossly exaggerated Steve Jobs—who sometimes bulges with super-hero muscle and sometimes springs off the page like your favorite characters from the funny pages. It’s all bizarrely hilarious but a true masterwork of absurdist pop art.
Here are some samples, first in the style of Bill Waterson’s “Calvin & Hobbes”:
In the style of Charles Schulz’s “Peanuts”:
In the style of Steve Ditko’s “Spider-Man”:÷
In the style of Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns”:
In the style of Dave Gibbons’s “Watchmen”:+