David Friedman posted a video portrait of Stephen Sasson, inventor of the digital camera. I mentioned the camera last year, it might be worth revisiting his discussion of its development and the patent file (via df).
Is This A Good Time?
This series of videos from Is This A Good Time covers a variety of topics, including: creativity, social anthropology and formal semantics.
Matthew Carter interview
Here’s a short interview with Matthew Carter, for the Boston Globe, by Liza Weisstuch. In the video Carter mentions that he has designed more than 70 typeface families, including Georgia and Verdana.
Bill Murray interview
Dan Fierman snags a rare interiew with Bill Murray.
I don’t think a director, as often as not, knows what is going to play funny anyway. As often as not, the right one is the one that they’re surprised by, so I don’t think that they have the right tone in their head. And I think that good actors alwaysâ€”or if you’re being good, anywayâ€”you’re making it better than the script. That’s your fucking job.
Get out there
Sound advice from an interview with Jim Coudal
When you think to yourself, “In 18 months I’m going to start my crocheted beer coaster company,” the problem with that sentence is the 18 months. What you’re really saying is, “I’m afraid.” Do it now. If you bankrupt a company before you’re 25, that’s like a badge of honor! Get out there.
The trouble with Paul Feig
The trouble with Paul Feig, a NYT Magazine article on loserdom with one of Hollywood’s go-to geeks.
Stewart and Colbert Interview
Interview with Peter Mendelsund
Paul Buckley interview
Interview with Paul Buckley, discussing book cover design and his creative process.
History of Visual Communication
The History of Visual Communication. Haven’t been all the way through this yet, but it looks like a decent starting point.