One of my photos from Venice, now featured on Fotolia.com, was used in the book, Da Capo, by Antonio Morena, Donatella Melucci, Annamaria Moneti, and Graziana Lazzarino, with the caption “Un giorno di pioggia” (A day of rain).
In light of my design studio’s new branding initiative, and based on some positive feedback about the lettering, I decided to expand the logo into a whole typeface. The font, which contains 256 glyphs and ligatures, is called era404 Regular and can be downloaded from MyFonts.com (along with my previous font, [d]online). Please only use it for personal use. Contact me (or post a comment) if you’re interested in commercial licensing of either typeface. And as always, I’d love your feedback.
This January marks the quinquennial anniversary of [d]online. That means that for the past five years, I’ve been boring you with news, product reviews, sketches, design critiques, photologs, prose, poetry and whatever mental drivel I could conjure at 2am when I should be sleeping.
It’s a milestone year for me. My studio turned 10 (and the recipient of a shiny new identity), I’ve lived in NYC for over a decade and looking back at the early posts of [d]online certainly illustrates how much I’ve changed in the past five years. Thanks to my subscribers and commenters for keeping this blog relevant and for sharing your viewpoints by email and in person. I’d love to hear what you’d like to see in the next five years of the site. Also, five years is the “Wood Anniversary,” so send me something wooden.
My company, ERA404 Creative Group, just finished editing this book trailer for the new novel by Emma Donoghue, “ROOM.” The book has already been shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize and has received a ton of wonderful publicity. This video was shot in the client’s audio lab at Little, Brown and Company. The actor is the son of publisher Michael Pietsch and is actually a very good artist. Coaching a little kid to draw poorly is more difficult than it sounds, but he did a wonderful job anyway.
While I selected the script, edited the audio and directed the shoot, the editing and cinematography was done by Mike Citarella and the video was shot under the guidance and creative assistance of LBC Marketing Maven (and Craft Services for the shoot), Amanda Tobier. The official site for ROOM (www.roomthebook.com) is expected to launch next week.
This is the third video we’ve concepted for a book. The first was the viral video (NSFW) for Charles Bock’s “Beautiful Children,” which rocketed through the web with the help of Adrants and Gawker articles. The second was for Joshua Ferris’s “The Unnamed” web site, which showcases surveillance video from Grand Central Terminal.
How am I only now hearing about this? What is wrong with my artsy friends that live/work in Manhattan not cluing me in to the controversy surrounding this. You’re all on probation until I find a more reliable group. Sheesh…
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