John Parker

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The death of Queen Elizabeth will be the most disruptive event in Britain in the last 70 years

UPDATE: A new, revised, and expanded version of this story was published on December 27, 2016. Click here to read it »<p>Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of this Realm and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, is not going to live …

5 Charts Explaining Colorado's First Year of Legal Weed

Legalize it. And they will analyze it.<p>"They" being the Colorado Department of Revenue, and "it" being marijuana, of course. Beginning in 2014, …

Gourmand Grotesque

To mark the launch of its two new typefaces <i>The Gourmand</i> magazine has produced a limited-edition type sample which doubles as a recipe book.<p>The exclusive fonts, named Grotesque 777 and Grotesque 888, were designed collaboratively by Monotype Designer, Gunnar Vilhjálmsson, and The Gourmand’s creative director, David Lane.<p>Delving into Monotype’s archive Gunnar took inspiration from a collection of original and unused 20th Century sans serif typefaces, harnessing various features and …

Morrissey cancels gig in Iceland after venue refuses to go vegetarian

Singer was due to perform at the Harpa Concert Hall in Rekjavik<p>Morrissey has scrapped a gig in Iceland due to the venue refusing to not sell meat on …

Hugo Chavez 'died two months before his death was announced'

High-level defector Leamsy Salazar claims Venezuela covered up death of former leader to prop up the legitimacy of the Maduro government<p>Hugo Chavez, the former president of Venezuela, was dead for more than two months before his death was officially announced, the highest-level defector from the …

Venezuela

Plain Simple Useful: The Essence of Conran Style

<b>Plain Simple Useful: The Essence of Conran Style</b> Hardcover – June 3, 2014<i><br>Terence Conran</i> (Author)<p>Terence Conran has always believed that objects – and …

Female codebreakers reunited at Bletchley Park

Women who helped crack Hitler’s secret codes by operating the Colossus computer meet once again at Bletchley Park after seeing their picture in The Telegraph<p>They may be fewer in number and older in years, but the pride in their expressions is undimmed by the passing years.<p>Some of the last of the …

Women's History

The Chinese Century

Without fanfare—indeed, with some misgivings about its new status—China has just overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy. This is, and should be, a wake-up call—but not the kind most Americans might imagine.<p>When the history of 2014 is written, it will take note of a large fact …

What Every Young Designer Should Know, From Legendary Apple Designer Susan Kare

The Mac pixel queen boils down her advice for young designers to two simple rules.<p>If you’re reading this on a computer, you owe a debt to Susan Kare, the pioneering designer behind the original Macintosh’s icons and the first digital typefaces like Chicago, which proved that computers could have …

Chinese Mobile App UI Trends

<b>TRANSLATIONS:</b> 中文 (UI.cn) | 中文 (CSDN) | 한국어 | ру́сский язы́кThis summer, I packed up all my things and moved from San Francisco to Guangzhou, China …

How a War-Weary Vet Created ‘The Twilight Zone’

No television show exerted more influence on the state of American science fiction than The Twilight Zone, the little morality plays of a former Army …

Farewell to a leading light in art and design

I’ve shown Chris Bracey’s neon lettering work on Type Worship several times over the last few years. I was first introduced to his unmatched designs through a friend who’d bought a special piece of art from him and, knowing I’d love it, was eager to share the story of its origin, Sadly Chris passed away this weekend.<p>A trip to his plot, packed with neon signs, in East London called God’s Own Junk Yard had been high on my list of places to visit for while. Chris had mastered the art of making …

Pinning US Title On Rusev Is One Of WWE's Smartest Moves In Recent Memory

Let's be honest, when it comes to the talent, WWE Creative have a healthy habit of messing up on more than a couple of occasions.<p>2014 has given us a few prime examples—Cesaro's supposed push that never occurred being perhaps the biggest one of all.<p>However, when it comes to examining the career path …

The Internet Arcade puts 900 classic games right in your web browser

The weekend's winding down, and sure, you could flip on your PlayStation or Xbox and play a few mindless rounds of <i>Call of Duty</i>, but why don't you spin up a real <i>classic</i> instead? Thanks to the new Internet Arcade, an astounding 900 coin-operated arcade games from the ‘70s and ‘80s are free to play …

Why I don't finish most video games

The games are too damn long<p>My friends keep venting to me about the ending of <i>Shadow of Mordor</i>, the new video game set in the Lord of the Rings universe. I can't relate. I never finished it. In fact, I rarely finish any game.<p><i>Shadow of Mordor</i>, for all its flaws, is an excellent adventure, one of the …

YouTube Doubles Its Frame Rate (And Here’s Why You Should Care)

Frame rates are boring tech jargon, we know. But YouTube has just made a major upgrade that will affect content creators everywhere.<p>This is a video of <i>Mario Kart</i> playing on the Wii U. I know, you might not play video games. That’s not the point. Watch it anyway, using YouTube’s 1080P60 setting, …

Modulares Interface

U.S. Set to Give up Its Last Power Over the Internet

The U.S. government will give up its last measure of control over the Internet, possibly as soon as next year.<p>An agreement between the U.S. …

Brand Everywhere: Myspace

<i>In our continuing series, Brand Everywhere, we look at organizations who present a strong, seamless identity by standardizing their typography across</i> …

MySpace

Exposure Stacking Tutorial in Adobe Photoshop

Exposure stacking is the process of taking multiple photos with different types of lighting and exposure settings, then blending them together into …

Who Will Pick Up Where WordPress Left Off?

By John O'Nolan4 minute Read<p>Blogs have come a long way in the last 10 years. The concept has evolved from teenagers reliving their angst-filled days …

Classical Posing and Portrait Lighting Photography Techniques

Mastery of portrait photography entails knowledge of lighting and posing techniques. In this video, renowned photography instructor Frank Dispensa …

Photography

Fertile Ground

I’m Marco Arment: a programmer, writer, podcaster, geek, and coffee enthusiast.<p>One of my favorite patterns in our industry is when the old and …