How do other creative people work? "From the Desk Of" offers a variety of interesting answers to that question. Artists and designers show off workspaces that vary from highly organised to semi-chaotic. They also discuss their creative processes with some eloquence. Overall, a valuable reminder of the focus, sense of play and long-term discipline required to succeed in any creative field.
If precise typefaces with mathematically determined curves put together on a computer leave you a little cold, there is a tiny corner of the typosphere that is embracing a hand made alternative. The Organic Type features hand-drawn, painted, sketched, rubbed and eroded typefaces, achieving warm and charming effects impossible with standard type. Their typefaces cannot be installed via a font manager. Instead, each letter is supplied as a separate layered image file, and needs to be manually placed and kerned. Perfect for arresting and highly individual headers, and capable of heavy lifting in almost any design context.
Controversially restored a few years back, Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel masterpiece is now online in amazing interactive detail. Visitors to the site can pan, zoom, swoop and generally marvel at one of the West's triumphs. Best viewed on a very large screen for maximum 'wow' factor.