“Don Quixote” Gets A Stunning Graphic Makeover

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Four hundred years after it was first published, Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote is still commonly hailed as one of the finest novels ever written. Now the adventures of the feeble-brained hidalgo who think he’s a knight and his squat, trusty companion Sancho Panza have finally been collected into the mega-volume of graphic design porn they deserve.

Published by the always brilliant minds at Visual Editions, who previously gave the surreal hypertext of Tristram Shandy this jaw-dropping makeover, this latest version of Don Quixote uses design to explore the meta-fictional nature of the text.

Much of Don Quixote‘s effect lies in the juxtaposition of the way the chivalry-mad title character sees the world, and the way it actually is. The most famous example is Quixote fighting windmills he imagines to be giants. In the Visual Editions version, Quixote’s unique viewpoint of the world is separated from the rest of the text with sky blue fonts, footing the errant knight’s every word firmly in the clouds.

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Little Black Font Book 2 becomes Amazon’s best-selling design book | Typography | Creative Bloq

Little Black Font Book

Little Black Font Book

Have a world of type at your fingertips with this pocket-sized source of inspiration. Little Black Font Book

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Within 24 hours of launching the Little Black Font Book 2, HypeForType’s slick type specimen book has taken number one slot in Amazon’s Typography in Graphic Arts section.

This volume is a “revised and improved” version of 2012’s book. Packed with vibrant layouts that bring each showcased font to life, the pocket-sized source of inspiration can be shown to clients – to help convince them of your design – or referenced yourself when creative block strikes.

19 Stunning Movie Covers By the Criterion Collection

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In honor of Criterion’s 30th anniversary, Indiewire has singled out their most incredible cover designs.

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How do you capture the essence of a classic? Every day, the designers at the Criterion Collection are tasked with reimagining some of the most iconic creations in the history of cinema. Together with their team, Head Art Director Sarah Habibi and Designer/Art Director Eric Skillman analyze each film’s historical context, director’s career and influence on the popular imagination in order to conceptualize cover designs (their new book, “Criterion Designs,” details the process.) In repackaging dated or overlooked gems, the Criterion Collection lifts films out of the folds of history and gives them new life. But above all, Criterion’s work celebrates the visual language of cinema — and its indelible impact on human culture.

By Emily Buder | Indiewire November 4, 2015 at 4:19PM

DJI Osmo Is a Powerful 4K Camera with an Integrated 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer

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DJI’s drone cameras have come back down to earth, and have been transformed into a unique and powerful tool for stabilized handheld video. The Chinese company today announced Osmo, a new twist on the action camera that has tremendous potential not only for consumer-level videography, but for filmmakers as well. Sporting a simple pistol grip and one of DJI’s Zenmuse 3-axis gimbal stabilizers, the Osmo brings highly-stabilized 4K video and 120fps HD video right to your hands. The device also offers hyperlapse and timelapse functionality, as well as panoramic shooting.

First up, here are the two introductory videos for the DJI Osmo.

The Osmo appears to be using the same 4K camera — or at least one that is very similar — to the camera that is included with the Phantom 3 Professional. The main difference between the two is that the camera on the Osmo is capable of 120fps in full HD, whereas the Phantom 3 Professional camera tops out at 60fps.

Like the rest of DJI’s cameras, the Osmo needs to be used with a smartphone in order to monitor your footage and change most of the internal settings on the camera. With that said, the pistol grip has some basic functionality built into it, like a record button, joystick for controlling the gimbal manually, and a toggle switch to change the mode in which the gimbal is operating.

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