I just wanted to let you know that Kitsune Noir is going to be moving servers tonight from Dreamhost over to Media Temple. I’ve been super unhappy with Dreamhost (you might already know this if you follow me on Twitter) and the wonderful folks at Media Temple have been really awesome and helped me out with getting me a server to better serve this blogs needs.
You won’t be able to comment for a couple of hours tonight and you might see some weird things over the next couple of days, but after that we’ll be golden. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
A KN reader named Natalie sent me a link to this New Zealand based magazine/newspaper called Pie which describes what it’s about in pie chart form. To sum it up it’s basically about artsy stuff, things like this very blog covers. If you’re an internet dork there are some things you’ve seen before but I was surprised at how well the newspaper was laid out overall. After looking through the preview on their site I’m kind of sad that they’re only quarterly, I would love to subscribe to something like this if it were monthly.
Definitely give it a look, it’s yet more proof that print is far from dead and anyone who says that is a moron.
I know, I’d never heard of a zettabyte before either, but it’s a real thing. A zettabyte is equal to 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes, or roughly 16 average sized hard drives for every man, woman and child in the United States. This is based on information from research done by the University of California San Diego which broke down the information by categories including computer interaction, television, reading, radio, talking on the phone and miscellaneous.
I definitely don’t fit this mold at all considering I spend more like 10-12 hours in front of a computer, I don’t have cable television and I hardly ever listen to the radio. Does this fit your personal lifestyle?
I’d also like to point out that the cute illustration was done by Rob Vargas, nice job sir.
Good morning, I hope you’re having a nice Wednesday so far. This week’s wallpaper is pretty rad, we’re talking like cutting edge desktop wallpaper technology (insert bad 80′s theme song). This week’s wallpaper comes from the extremely talented Chad Kouri. Chad is a Chicago based artist who works with a lot of collage but also does a bunch of great hand-drawn fonts as well. He also has a solo exhibit opening up this Friday at the Rotofugi Gallery in Chicago from 7 to 10PM, so if you’re in the area be sure to stop by.
Now as I was saying, revolutionary desktop wallpaper technology. What Chad’s done is created sets of wallpapers that come in three colors. With these three colors you can have your computer change your wallpaper to a different color every minute or hour or so. So slowly throughout the day your wallpaper changes color, do you get it?
The links will have you download ZIP files instead of JPGs and I promise they’re virus free, I created them myself. I know you can do this if you’re on a Mac, simply go to System Preferences > Desktop and then choose the folder you downloaded. Below the images there’s a box that says “Change Picture.” Click that and then set the time to whatever you like best. I think you can do this on Windows 7 as well, but I can’t promise anything. If you’re totally lost feel free to leave a comment and I’ll try to help, but honestly this isn’t very hard.
I hope you enjoy the wallpaper and if you’re in Chicago stop by Chad’s show and say hi!
I got an email from one of the guys over at PTARMAK/PMTK letting me know that they updated their site with some new work. I checked it out and these Austin, TX folks have some really nice work. My personal favorite was the branding then did for Honest Don’s and The Chop Shop. As far as I can tell they’re basically a local butcher shop and market. Thus, they gave them both an updated twist on the classic butcher shop look and feel. I love how they used a palette of red and white with an extremely dark red almost brown color, which reminds me blood or meat (in a good way).
My only beef with their site is that I have no idea what to call them. I’m guessing that it’s supposed to be PTARMAK, which doesn’t make any sense, but I also see PTMK all over the place as well. Otherwise, I’m very impressed and if I was opening a butcher shop any time soon I’d totally let them handle the branding.