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’m in San Francisco this week where you can actually smell the ash in the air from the wildfires in the north. The damage looks horrifying, and The San Francisco Chronicle captured that feeling perfectly on the front page of yesterday’s edition.
I’m not sure I’ve seen edge-to-edge printing on a newspaper’s front page before but the effect is stunning here—and sadly appropriate. The borderless presentation underscores the totality of the fires’ destruction, how the damage stretches as far as the eye can see. My heart goes out to the victims.+