I’m in a bind. See, there’s this brilliant iPad app called Flipboard. When it first launched I knew it was special. In the weeks leading up to buying an iPad 2, I watched this video nearly once a day. Then I actually had the iPad in hand, Flipboard on screen - and I came across a perplexing problem: it’s completely free.
I love Flipboard. It’s the best iPad app I’ve used so far, and probably the best iOS app I’ve ever used. It’s smart, it’s dynamic and it never crashes. It constantly leaves me satiated, grinning stupidly at it’s glowing screen. But it’s completely free.
Someone tweeted at me saying that they aim to make their money off content suppliers, and not end users. What I’m saying is I pretty much have a blank cheque here, and nowhere to send it. I’m so pleased with the app that I’ve done everything else I can think of: tweeting, blogging, water-cooler-ing… but I still feel like I haven’t shown my appreciation enough.
Flipboard, you’re swell.
Crown Casino “Signature Club” Logo
Switch on a tellie lately and there’s a fair chance you will have seen the new advertisements for Crown Casino’s “Signature Club” or “Money Burns Holes in my Pockets Club”. The first thing that jumped out at me was the expense behind the campaign, and the use of the cliché free font “Scriptina”.
But when I began to investigate, they’ve actually gone to a lot of effort to jazz up what is a fairly amateur font. The designers have added 3D space to the letters curls (overlap shadows etc), kerned and joined the letters.
But, after all that, it’s still an over used free font. Hell, I used it on my parents B&B website I knocked together in an evening. It looks just as bad there too.