The San Diego Comic-Con began humbly in the year 1970 when some 300 people gathered in the basement of the US Grant Hotel to promote the burgeoning world of comic books. It has now grown into the largest convention of its kind in the world, with over 150,000 people flocking to the beach metropolis generating […]

2 Aug
LIAS checks into the most expensive hotel in the world

In 1993 William Gibson wrote an infamous critique on Singapore in Wired, entitled “Disneyland With the Death Penalty“. 18 years later, chewing gum is still banned, and his portrayal of a sanitized, technocratic, insipidly consumerist culture still has some truth to it. So what would he make of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel? Whether arriving […]

Boingboing opened up a contest to its readers to design the cover of the most supremely boring periodical their giant nerd brains could conjure up. And the above TIRED cover, the “mirror-world version of WIRED where hold music, baby photos and warm salads dominate the headlines,” was the winner. Congrats to designer Jack Daniel. See […]

29 Jun
WIRED Italy debuts 83-minute film in its entirety

It’s a good day for free movie watching on the interwebs. Shortly after Scenes From the Suburbs was posted online, Wired Italy was kind enough to upload the award winning Megunica — a documentary centered on Italian street artist Blu. We’ve waxed poetic about our love for Blu’s work, so sitting down and watching this […]

19 May
The analog classic gets a super wide-angle update

After a quarter century locking down an entire film-centric photographic subculture, Lomo is upgrading its classic Lomo LC-A camera. The analog film camera — yes, film — gets updated with a super wideangle Minigon glass 17mm lens (as opposed to the LC-A’s 32mm lens), perfect to elevate your study of lomography to the next level. […]

1 Apr
...but can the iPad really save the publishing industry?

The iPad meme has evolved from distant rumor to growing buzz to unveiling to long-winded promises, but so far has yet to materialize anything substantial. Yes, it has been anointed as the savior of the publishing world — and huge publishers like Hearst, Condé Nast, Time Inc and the New York Times are praying the […]

17 Sep
A place to play with letters

I’ve got a personal infatuation for fonts and letters. It comes from a fan-boy point of view, not from a designer one. I just discovered the letterPLAYGROUD site, which is run by artist, illustrator and designer Nate Williams, aka Alexander Blue. Dude has worked extensively in various facets of the illustration industry with a wide […]