Back when I was getting into the internetz, I made Star Wars fansites. It’s a huge, big part of my teenage years, and it ended up being the foundation for my professional and creative endeavors.
I remember buying this typeface. It was the first one I bought, and I remember begging my parents to let me. I had to argue about why it was important that I have this font: it’s so perfect! It’s the real thing! My website will look so much better than the fanboys stuck using “Star Vader,” those suckas.
Eventually I lost track of the original type files, and back then I had a PC, so I’m sure that even if I did have the files, they wouldn’t work on a modern-day Mac. And I couldn’t remember the name of the foundry that I bought the typefaces from either—until I found it tonight, while looking for an entirely different (though no less geeky) typeface.
“It was something I saw in high school and junior college, and it was clearest to me when I was in film school. I made seven movies in film school while everybody else was complaining that they couldn’t make movies because they didn’t have cameras, they didn’t have film. Well, those people are still stuck. They didn’t realize that all you have to do is just do it.”—George Lucas
I’ve spent a good part of my day on Zappos.com and Piperlime.com. I’m in the market for a pair of shoes to wear to work, and to wear out, that aren’t sneakers, that aren’t obviously feminine, that aren’t too chunky, that are black, that aren’t boring.
It’s apparently a very tall order.
Anyways—I’ve found that I want one more photo alongside the 360 degree view that both these sites provide you with: I want to see how the shoe looks underneath a pair of pants. Show me the shoe as it would appear with a pair of jeans. Or dress pants. Or something. Anything to let me know how the shoe will look in the context of me actually wearing it. As it stands, my critique of the isolated shoe on a white background is something I often find my art directors telling me: it looks like it’s floating. Anchor the shoes in my reality, if you want me to buy them.
Passwords are pretty much required on every website we visit these days. Some passwords seem more important—our financial institutions, our healthcare, our email—and some seem less important, like Facebook or Twitter.
In reality, all of them are important because, most likely, you’ve only got a few variations that you use for all your passwords. A lot of security experts will tell you that this is a horrible idea, and that you should have a new password every few months, and that you should have several in use at any given time. But who can remember all that?