Feb 28

The Chimerist: Once Magazine, three stories


Once Magazine brings photojournalism to the iPad in monthly issues of three stories each. The format is simple — several pages of intelligent reporting interspersed with gorgeous photography — but native to the device, so that the essays are pleasing and straightforward to navigate, with…

Now with fiction.

Feb 21

The Chimerist: Experiments in handwriting fonts


Alison Bechdel disclosed in a little preview booklet for Are You My Mother? that she used a font based on her own handwriting for the new book, as she did in Fun Home. Computer lettering looks so good when she does it, I got curious about the logistics and downloaded iFontMaker ($6.99)…

Spoiler: My “fonts” don’t look like this.

Feb 06

The Chimerist: dwell in possibility


I probably wouldn’t have bought it if I’d known two years ago what I know now about the conditions for workers who make it, but I wake up with my iPad and go to sleep with it. It’s my alarm clock, my nighttime and commuting library, my dictionary, my hand-held radio, my portable…

A new site about art, stories, and technology that I’m doing with Laura Miller.

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