1. Letterpress Workshop with Erik Spiekermann and Galerie P98A amazing staff. A truly incredible experience. I am going to write about it soon. But first I need a nap.

  2. Today was Day 1 of the letterpress Workshop with Erik Spiekermann in Berlin.

    First 8 hours of the workshop are gone: absolutely amazing. Letterpress truly is the richest and most fulfilling of all visual design practices and techniques. The Neue Nationalgalerie in the afterglow is the bonus at walking distance. Day started with my plane at 245am; better go to sleep now.

  3. As a follow-up of my lecture at Dec last friday, I wrote a clarification on typefaces and accessibility: http://mangrovia-collective.org/web/can-we-kindly-redesign-all-the-signage-systems-in-the-world-please/

    As a follow-up of my lecture at Dec last friday, I wrote a clarification on typefaces and accessibility: http://mangrovia-collective.org/web/can-we-kindly-redesign-all-the-signage-systems-in-the-world-please/

  4. nessalabesta said: Haha thank you for pointing out the obvious in the sun(set/rise) photos! That's what I get for updating the blog and putting in text without thinking of the technical correctness of it. Not to mention all the confusing signage on campus! Much appreciated! :)

    Wait: were you following the signage on campus? Then you are absolutely right!! :-))) Sun might well rise up south and set in the east - as far as our signage is concerned! :-))))

  5. Big fun in Paris with the students of the ITI Wayfinding seminar at the DEC/Ecole Normale Supérieure. Amazing retro-engineering workshop with Roberto Casati. Crepe Nutella while walking on rue de l’Arbalete is worth a selfie. Now let’s get some sleep before catching the plane back to Abu Dhabi. 

  6. Mangrovia is now a bi-weekly column on Doppiozero →

  7. Izu Restaurant has de facto achieved the status of unofficial meeting place for Graines d’Octets. Here I am sharing with Nath and Laurent my slides for my lecture on wayfinding at Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique on Friday. See you in Abu Dhabi in one month, guys!

    Izu Restaurant has de facto achieved the status of unofficial meeting place for Graines d’Octets. Here I am sharing with Nath and Laurent my slides for my lecture on wayfinding at Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique on Friday. See you in Abu Dhabi in one month, guys!

  8. Landed. Had a walk at sunset. Leaving Paris will not be easy.

  9. Twirl It Like Luigi. NYUAD Spaghetti Twirling contest. The most experienced contestants warm up in the Indoor Training Track.

    Twirl It Like Luigi. NYUAD Spaghetti Twirling contest. The most experienced contestants warm up in the Indoor Training Track.

  10. Table is set and prizes are ready for the first  NYUAD “Twirl It Like Luigi” Spaghetti Contest! Now let’s make some yummy tomato sauce and let’s make sure it is not too creamy so to make the twirling contest more fun! :-)

    Table is set and prizes are ready for the first  NYUAD “Twirl It Like Luigi” Spaghetti Contest! Now let’s make some yummy tomato sauce and let’s make sure it is not too creamy so to make the twirling contest more fun! :-)