Memos from October 2008


The Attic Launch Party for LaDainian Tomlinson x Nike 1World Air Force 1

Attic will be host­ing a launch par­ty this upcom­ing Sun­day, Octo­ber 12th in their San Diego store for the world pre­miere drop of the LT 1 World” AF1 Quick­strike.

  • There will be 21 ran­dom pairs signed by LaDain­ian Tom­lin­son him­self and 1 pair will have tick­ets to the night game against the New Eng­land Patri­ots.
  • There will be an Xbox Room (com­pli­ments of Microsoft) and some snacks for every­one to enjoy.
  • Ear­ly arrival is high­ly HIGHLY sug­gest­ed as it will be a packed event as I’m sure you know.

Attic San Diego
920 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
619–234-1534

18 Year Old Invents SMS-Based Car Anti-Theft System

Rock­et­boom Field Cor­re­spon­dent Ruud Elmen­dorp speaks with Mor­ris Mbet­sa, the 18 year old inven­tor of a sys­tem that allows you to mon­i­tor your car via SMS.

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Typography of “LOVE” by Robert Indiana

With all the cur­rent ini­tia­tives of get­ting peo­ple to go out and vote for this upcom­ing Novem­ber, I got an idea for anoth­er DIY project. Think­ing of inspi­ra­tion, I hap­pen to like how the “LOVE” sculp­ture by Robert Indi­ana stuck out. One of the tasks I need­ed to get me start­ed with the project was to find the type used for it.

After a while, I found a post in the Typophile forums which for­tu­nate­ly was the same sub­ject as my quest. From this, it seems that Claren­don Black is a good start­ing point. Though close, some tweak­ing will still have to be done by hand.

Any­ways, that’s one task down. I’m just hop­ing I can fin­ish the project weeks before Novem­ber. It’ll be a nice Design work­out.

PS. Here’s a poster of Robert Indi­ana’s “LOVE” sculp­ture in NYC if you are dig­ging it for your digs:

SUMO Paint — A Flash-based Photoshop Clone

SUMO Paint

Dope­ness. SUMO Paint is a free image edit­ing soft­ware that gives you the oppor­tu­ni­ty to cre­ate, edit and com­ment images online with pow­er­ful tools and lay­er sup­port. I tried it for a quick bit, and I bare­ly noticed any lag using it; then again, I did­n’t have so much lay­ers yet.

Being that its a Flash-based application/tool, that’s a whole lot of user-sup­port and mar­ket share. That’s remark­able as Design­ers and non-Design­ers a like can use it whether they’re away from their work­sta­tions or just don’t have Pho­to­shop or appli­ca­tions like it at their dis­pos­al. Some of the fea­tured I’m dig­ging are: Shape Trails, Sym­me­try Tool, and it’s sup­port for Cooliris3D Gallery (for­mer­ly Pix­el­Lens).

Any­ways, go check it out and let your mind free. You may access the appli­ca­tion direct­ly via sumopaint.com/app/