Whilst looking for a practical application for the (new) CSS3 border-image property this evening I stumbled upon this typography wonder:
Nicolas Gallagher CSS Typography Experiment
Now at first glance it’s nothing special, but once you discover this is pure HTML/CSS comboliciousness were dealing with here… well, I got my Firebug on to inspect a little closer and sure enough it’s all image-free. The depression set in once I discovered this was accomplished/published nearly a year ago, back in February of this year (2010).
NB the advanced use of CSS for the heart shape and great use of masking using the :before/:after pseudo-element.
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One of the great infomercials from recent years. Always stuck with me:
… borrowing of a style, typically used elsewhere, as the basis for a design. This may be done for purely aesthetic reasons as a method to present information in a certain way, but often it is done to borrow characteristics that are associated with the appropriate source. Establishing such a connection may add credibility to the design or cause it to be viewed in a certain way.
Gavin Ambrose & Paul Harris
If you liked the ‘Political infographics TV feature on Newsnight‘ video I posted last month, then you’re gonna ❤ this. My personal favourite is the ‘audacious misspelling’ category :P
Pop Chart Lab's 'Grand taxonomy of Rap names' poster
How AWESOME are these visuals?!!
Interesting TV feature on BBC’s Newsnight this evening focusing on the popular rise of political infographics in today’s new media. (Filmed, spur of the moment, using my phone.):