by Dave Kellam

Gore’s choice

For his new book, Al Gore wanted some tweaks to the typeface.

“You see, Al is really involved with the project and we spend a lot of time working together in the publisher’s office. When he was reviewing the proofs, he had a comment about the typeface.”

As a result, there is an updated version of Brioni now available.

January 24, 2010 ·

Electric photography

Hiroshi Sugimoto electricity photo

Wired has posted a gallery of beautiful electricity photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto.

For his latest project, called Lightning Fields, the award-winning photographer traded optics for electricity. He wields a Van de Graaff generator to send up to 400,000 volts through film to a metal table. The resulting fractal branching, subtle feathering, and furry whorls call to mind vascular systems, geologic features, and trees.

January 14, 2010 ·