"Sarsfield is short, though you wouldn’t notice at a distance. He has long, slim features and talks with well-articulated confidence. He’s thin, dresses in black, and wears a sinister smile. He looks like a poet." — Mosaic Collective
Vox is a general interest news site for the 21st century. Its mission is simple: Explain the news. Politics, public policy, world affairs, pop culture, science, business, food, sports, and everything else that matters are part of our editorial ambit. Our goal is to move people from curiosity to understanding.
Vox Media, the company behind Polygon and The Verge, has managed to short circuit conversations about contemporary publishing — which seem to be dominated by speculative and irrelevant academic types, or “give-the-people-what-they-want" business types— by producing intelligent content that appeals to a general audience. Vox, their latest project focusing solely on news, just launched, and I am very excited about it. Head on over and check it out.
Everybody knows Vice. We realize that writing this is like a food blogger singing the gospel of In-N-Out Burger. But Vice News has rapidly become one of the best sources of original journalism on the internet, and they’re worth acknowledging.
In general, it’s Vice’s avoidance of incessant macroscopy that makes their stuff so unique. Rather than operating at a distance with only statistics, second-hand reporting, and speculation, Vice’s seemingly fearless crews have spent serious time in serious shit, filling their work more with the voices of those involved than those spectating.
We’ve been a little quiet on the Tumblr front. After Readymade, we decided that the next round of themes would involve a different approach, and provide a different experience. We wanted, as our main muggle Liam noted, to make something that “inspires a sense of play”—something you’d want to spend a Saturday morning with.
Rainier is the first of three projects to come from this creative reset. We blew up our normal process and started over completely, diving headfirst into the smallest, most atomic levels of detail and structure. We spent hours tuning Rainier’s typography, fussing over minutiae, and had a great time doing it.
The result is a stunning, elegant, and vibrantly flexible blog with brand new features and functions. Even Rainier’s mobile experience is snappier and more responsive than ever, and topped off with an incredibly cool video-capable header. Pick up Rainier for only $49 today.
This theme is a lot of fun. Check mine out for what I look like on Saturday morning.