According to the well-respected Wikipedia, typography is "the art and technique of arranging type, type design, and modifying type glyphs." I actually have a lot of respect for those who do typography well. They not only have to present words artistically, but also to do so in an attractive, entertaining fashion. Below is a few of the ones that I find are done exceptionally well.
I don't know about you guys, but I went to see the midnight showing of the 6th installment of Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. And I helped it break the record for the highest grossing midnight opening movie of all time!
Not even 24 hours have passed since its opening, and the Half-Blood Prince has already taken in $20 million!!!!! It now surpasses the midnight sales of 2nd place The Dark Knight, which took in $18 million, and 3rd place Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, with $17 million.
I've always been a little disappointed in the movie adaptations, so I had low expectations going into the movie. But I was pleasantly surprised by David Yates' direction, and I think this might be my favorite of the film series thus far. Be forewarned that this one spends much more time on the lives of teenagers than in any of the other movies.
I was first wowed by Anya Marina when she opened for Jason Mraz on his new tour promoting We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things. Her unique voice and guitar sensibility has helped land her songs onto Grey's Anatomy, How I Met Your Mother, and Gossip Girl, to name a few. Above is her cover of T.I.'s ubiquitous hit Whatever You Like.
Penelope and Monica Cruz have graced the campaigns of Spanish retailer, Mango, for the past several years now. But they've moved on over for Scarlett Johansson in the Fall 2009 ads. And they're hot. More pictures below for your happy perusal (:
This catchy tune has latched itself into my head for the past several weeks. And now, Lily Allen has released the official music video for her new single, 22, off her most recent album, It's Not Me, It's You. Check it out!
Starting tonight at 7PM ET/4PM PT, Shakira's new song, She Wolf, will be available for download at the ABC Family Music Lounge. But be sure to get your download soon because your opportunity will end on Monday, July 13 at midnight ET/9PM PT!!
New up-and-comer Jer Coons has just released the official video for his first single "Legs" off his soon-to-be released CD. His debut, Speak, will be in stores September 29. In the meantime, you can check him out at Hollisters everywhere.
Diesel of Diesel jeans notoriety has launched its first - and only, thus far - 360° mirror in Madrid. How innovative that now we can see how we look from the front, sides, and the back. Why didn't anyone think of this until now? Soon women everywhere will answer how their butts look in those jeans for themselves.