The (Mostly) True Story of Helvetica and the New York City Subway

There is a commonly held belief that Helvetica is the signage typeface of the New York City subway system, a belief reinforced by Helvetica, Gary Hustwit's popular 2007 documentary about the typeface. But it is not true—or rather, it is only somewhat true. Helvetica is the official typeface of the MTA today, but it was … Continue reading The (Mostly) True Story of Helvetica and the New York City Subway

Ryan Markel

I spent this past weekend in Lisbon visiting colleagues and friends and attending the first-ever WordCamp Lisboa, which was a very nice event. I was able to meet and greet with the Lisbon WordPress community for the second year in a row (familiar faces!) and help a few folks at the Happiness Bar between talks.

I love Lisbon and was delighted to return there. It was amazing to see this community that has grown from a handful of people we invited to a get-together at our Happiness meetup last year to a WordCamp with almost 200 registrants. It’s the power of open-source publishing at work.

I didn’t bring my camera this year, but I did snap more than usual with my iPhone.

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Back to School at Cantina da Estrela « André Ribeirinho’s Blog

One of the first interesting things about Cantina da Estrela is the fact that you can decide how much the food and the service are worth and (sorf of) pay the bill based on that. In reality you actually have a lower and a upper limit between which you can choose to pay based on … Continue reading Back to School at Cantina da Estrela « André Ribeirinho’s Blog

2011 State of the Word

Last weekend was WordCamp San Francisco - The annual WordCamp of WordCamps (Meca for WordPress lovers!). In previous years I've always attended, but this year I couldn't make it, unfortunately. It was the biggest WordCamp ever - a success from what I've heard and seen (on the live streaming)! Matt Mullenweg - co-founder of WordPress and founder of Automattic … Continue reading 2011 State of the Word