Weeks 14 & 15: Lightroom Mobile, Fonts, and another wallet

Life got extremely busy recently and I didn't have time to write much outside of my day job. I've neglected this site and I apologise. Thankfully, things are under control again and regular posting should resume this week. However, I did miss 2 weekly roundups so I'm combining them into a single post.

These are some of the cool things I came across during my hiatus.

Adobe released Lightroom Mobile

If you read this site regularly, you've heard the news about the new Lightroom for iPad called Lightroom Mobile. I've been reading up on it and frankly, I'm disappointed.

On one hand it pisses me off that Adobe beat Apple to it. I've said before that I want an Aperture for iPad, and I've complained when Apple infers it works with iOS in any way. So kudos to Adobe for releasing it.

But on the other hand, Lightroom Mobile isn't what I wished an iPad version would be. It's limited in functionality and worse, requires a paid subscription to Creative Cloud. What a joke. I'll have more thoughts on it soon. UPDATE: Couldn't help myself and I just wrote my thoughts on Lightroom Mobile.

Font Men: Jonathan Hoe­fler and Tobias Frere-Jones

If you know who Hoefler and Frere-Jones are, watch this video. It's before their recent breakup. 

Comic Neue

Everyone that loves typography loves to hate Comic Sans. It's an awful typeface that's often overused in frightening ways.

Well, Australian designer Craig Rozynski decided to make a better version called Comic Neue. It's a brave effort and it does look much better. He's made it free to download.

Vinco Paper Wallets

Yes, another wallet. This one is kind of fun though. It's a paper wallet called Vinco and the creator has a Kickstarter campaign at the moment. If you pledge you get a wallet plus a guide to make your own later on. It's a fun idea.