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Monday Report | 04·11·11

Typeface, Always with Honor x Audubon, Adobe x iPad, Adobe Eazel, Adobe Nav, Adobe Color Lava

I am one of those annoying fontaholics. One of these type nerds that actually mutters to himself in disgust anytime Papyrus is used for anything other than a youth group mission trip. I know, we are ridiculous.  But if you fall into a similar group, you may want to check out the newest iPhone app for your type obsession.  Typeface looks like it could be a great (and useful) way to catalog the fonts we see every day – and the interesting part will be when enough of us are using it – we may be able to track font trends and local type styles.

» Check it out |  Get it (.99 iTunes App Store)

Always with Honor x Audubon
I have been a big fan of the Portland design team Always with Honor (I am wearing their Moose T-Shirt right now) for quite some time.  I love the clean and clever use of simple shapes and color in their designs – and it’s great to see that style appreciated by periodicals such as Audubon.  Check out AWH and their take on some common fowl – you won’t be disappointed

» Check it out | Buy Print (25.00 AWH Gift Shop)

Adobe x iPad
Alongside Creative Suite 5.5, Adobe has annouced 3 new iPad apps that will allow you to interact with Photoshop CS5.

Adobe Eazel
With Adobe Eazel, you can use your iPad and your fingertips to paint beautiful works of art. Paint across your entire iPad screen, and easily access the tools you need. Send your artwork directly to Photoshop CS5 from any location—all you need is a network connection between your iPad and computer. Or do all your painting in the app, and share via email.

Adobe Nav
With Adobe Nav and a network connection between your iPad and computer, you can customize the Photoshop CS5 toolbar on iPad to easily access the tools you use most. Browse, reorder, view, and zoom in on up to 200 open Photoshop documents on iPad. Tap a document on iPad to make it the active document in Photoshop CS5. Disconnect from the network and use iPad to easily share files in person with others.

Adobe Color Lava
With Adobe Color Lava, you can use your fingertips to mix colors on your iPad and create custom swatches and five-swatch themes. Instantly access them in Photoshop CS5—all you need is a network connection between your iPad and computer. Or use the app wherever inspiration strikes, and then bring your colors into Photoshop CS5 when you’re connected. Share colors via email, too.

The work of David Mascha
I just found the portfolio of David Mascha.  I love his type treatments and unique style.

» Check it out

Phones –


In case you missed it – Jered Leto’s tribute to Kurt Cobain (he looks exactly like him)

James Donaldson

While he swears he won’t design for internet explorer and is unable to breathe without his iphone, James is generally an easy-going guy who can be convinced to do almost anything if there’ll be food involved.