If you are a typofile, you might be interested in the this article at linotype. Not a lot of surprises this year, but the Hurt Locker is set in Linotype Univers® 940 Extended Extra Black.
dress code founders, Dan Covert and Andre Andreev have written a book Never Sleep. The book’s web site has a wonderful section Ask the Portfolio. A very informative page for design students; go check it out.
Adrian Shaughnessy (one of my favorite design writers) wrote an article for Design Observer detailing the Oscar-winning short animation Logorama by H5. It’s really amazing to see graphic design genre work coming into mainstream, first with Helvetica, the movie and now a short featuring the idea of branding. I love it. I can’t wait to see the entire animation. For a preview click here.
I came across an entertaining link at pentagram that helped me determine that if I was a typeface, I would be Universal (developed by Herbert Bayer in 1925 for the Bauhaus). Try it for yourself.
Somewhat disappointing, but the highest “liked” Doritos House Rules is pretty good. Watch them for yourself on hulu.com.