March 2013. Why Most Published Research Findings Are False by John P. A. Ioannidis
Finding one font is fun. Finding a second font and third font that both go great with the first is a challenge. And while computers can win game shows, they haven't yet developed the aesthetic sensibilities required for picking great font combinations.
Kernest Konstellations delivers an amazing font combination to your email inbox each month. Some months we're inspired by a powerful essay; other months we're inspired by the shapes and letterforms of the fonts. We select a palette of 3-5 fonts each month from our growing library of more than 1,500 fonts. The fonts we select are fully optimized and licensed for web use and any other use you can think of.
Each month we not only tell you why this is a great font combination, we'll show you. Every Kernest Konstellation includes the HTML and CSS highlighting these fonts both as individuals and as a team making great design.
February 2013. Rudyard Kipling's Elephant's Child.
January 2013. Sir Authur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes VIII. The Adventures of the Speckled Band
Happy New Year 2013. How to Play Kubb - the Konstellation that formed the basis for the Planet Kubb identity system.
December 2012. Our annual interpretation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
November 2012. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
October 2012. A tragic love depicted with a trio of unloved fonts.
September 2012. Loving v. Virginia - the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that legalized marriage between people of different skin color.
August 2012. EFF's Know Your Rights.
July 2012. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's official guidance on preparing for the zombie apocalypse.
June 2012. Machiavelli's “The Prince” as political campaign poster.
May 2012. Justice Frank Murphy's dissent against a racist US Supreme Court.
April 2012. Join us in celebrating the coming of spring with an excerpt from Henry David Thoreau's ode to the natural world, "Walden; or, Life in the Woods."
March 2012. This fun poem tells the story of seeking out a leprechaun in order to obtain his treasure. We welcomed the opportunity to use a non-prose piece for a Konstellation, especially one with such delightful rhyme and rhythm.
February 2012. The Hippocratic Oath has been administered to medical professionals for thousands of years. This Konstellation envisions a world in which robots become full doctors - a world in which the Hippocratic Oath is taken not just by humans but by machines.
January 2012. The Fir Tree” is Hans Christian Andersen's the tale of a little fir tree dreaming of becoming a Christmas tree. When his hoped-for adventure finally arrives - it doesn’t quite go as he imagines. But the fir tree is an eternal optimist. He continues to dream of glory, adventure, and bright future. We felt that youthful enthusiasm should be highlighted.
December 2011. It's that time again for another holiday season and what better way to remind us all of the true meaning of this time of year than with an excerpt from Charles Dickens's “A Christmas Carol.” This particular piece shows the interactions of Scrooge with that of his deceased partner, Jacob Marley.
November 2011. Patrick Rhone is a technology consultant, writer, essayist, curator, husband, and father who happens to live in St. Paul, MN. Here we have a selection from his upcoming book, “Enough.”
October 2011. What begins as a harmless, even comical visit from a bird in the night becomes an ominous reaper as the narrator drowns in his own madness and internal fears.
September 2011. “Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There" first published in 1871. The sequel to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.” (1865) and it is all complete and utter nonsense. Enjoy!
August 2011. The content in this Konstellation comes from “The Architecture of Open Source Applications” by Amy Brown and Greg Wilson (eds.) and more specifically, chapter two, aptly named “Audacity” by James Crook.
July 2011. CouchDB is a data storage technology I've been keeping an eye on for a couple years now. CouchDB promises to make browser-based software simpler, more portable, and most importantly - relaxing.
June 2011. This month's we have a typographic re-interpretation of Lawrence Lessig's classic work 'CODE' the second edition originally published in 2006 under a CC-BY-SA license.
May 2011. This month's Konstellation - a typographic re-interpretation of Public Knowledge's paper on 3D Printing - is about noticing small changes in expression.
April 2011. The HTML5 recommendation is quickly being adopted by desktop and mobile browsers alike. There's no better overview of HTML5's capabilities than Mark Pilgrim's “Dive into HTML5.”
March 2011 . Danny Colligan's essay “What We Lose When We Embrace Copyright” explores the history of copyright in the US, the goal of copyright overall, and comes to an unexpected and unsettling conclusion.
February 2011. Linux is subversive. Who would have thought even five years ago (1991) that a world-class operating system could coalesce as if by magic out of part-time hacking by several thousand…
January 2011. Highlights both a great font combination - but also an inspiring, openly-licensed essay about the open web. “Reply" features Kroc Camens remarkable essay on the value of RSS - “RSS: A Reply.”
December 2010. In this retelling; Electrum Light is plays the technology, Venturis Condensed plays the humanity, and Tagesschrift is the hacker, the parasite, the “Emerging Techers.”
November 2010. Velo - was the second Konstellation designed by David Crow.
October 2010. Welcome to the first official Kernest Konstellation - Flouris - designed by David Crow.