Right now I’m searching for anything and everything that is alternate to the base news coming off the TV, Internet, and Radio. This war, though I believe it’s justifiable (see today’s Salon article about those on the left who believe in the occasional use of the military for a few select values-based reasons), is going to be insane. Well, to get your mind off it for 2 minutes, check out Typophile’s project called “The Smaller Picture”, which is quite brilliantly allowing a collective of interested people to create a font from scratch. It must be one of the first examples of mass design, and it certainly must be the first example of collective type design. Perhaps most interesting visually, The Smaller Picture also allows you to see the timeline of the development of individual type characters. This is an amazingly sophisticated project, created by Kevan Davis.