Obsessions: June 21, 2010

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Typography for the World Cup from Paul Barnes.

Mister Mort—whose name street fashion fans will recognize—has a fantastic eye for vernacular forms of fashion and self-ornamentation. His observations cross boundaries of age, social standing, and now, state lines. He’s posted a beautiful look at a modern Alabama shindig. There are pictures from a group of friends showing a keen balance of understanding their context as modern people, modern Southerners, and people whose history is all around them.

Bike fans, this link is for you. Here’s a site called Bicycletutor, showing you how to care for and repair your ride.

Typography and football—who would have made that association? Typographer Paul Barnes speaks with the FontFeed at FontShop about his typography created for World Cup team jerseys through Puma

…and here’s a fantastic gallery of World Cup balls through the years, created by the New York Times. Proof positive that a ball is never just a ball.

I ran across this article via another discussing the morality of cloning. As a cultural artifact, it’s fascinating—a New York Times article on dealing with the disappointment that your cloned pet isn’t exactly the same as the original. The unaware display of privilege is breathtaking.