Parker Ortolani is a product manager on the Vox Media brand licensing team focused on supporting The Verge, Polygon, and the Vox Media Podcast Network. A long time fan of the site, Parker has set out to develop a wide array of consumer products to surprise and delight The Verge community. Previously, Parker managed consumer product development and marketing for BuzzFeed and was a contributing writer for 9to5Mac.
See their reactions, including mine, right here. Let’s just say there were a lot of “whoa(s).”
Tim Cook shared a fun animation celebrating the 40th anniversary of the original Macintosh, and hidden amongst the colorful array of products and iconography is none other than Clarus, a lesser-known piece of Mac history otherwise referred to as the “dogcow.”
Designed by legendary graphic designer Susan Kare for the original Macintosh as part of the Cairo font, Clarus continues to make cameos in Apple’s software. Stephen Hackett has a great write-up at 512 Pixels on Clarus that I highly recommend, especially on a day like today.
Still need a gift for your tech-obsessed loved one? Just want to grab something special for yourself? Look no further than The Verge merch store. Today is the final day of our big Black Friday weekend sale. Take 30 percent off shirts and hats, 20 percent off tote bags, 40 percent off ceramic mugs, and so much more!
We’ve just added three brand new shirts to The Verge merch store inspired by various jokes sure to be familiar to the eagle eyed Verge reader. If you’re also wondering what a photo is now or are concerned about the future of content moderation these are for you. Plus, we’ve made the perfect shirt for fans of Decoder and yes, org charts.
In addition to new gear, we’ve also released The Verge store holiday gift guide. If you’re looking for a gift for The Verge reading gadget lover in your life, we’ve got you covered.
Last week we unveiled our partnership with dbrand that includes two new device skin designs: blocks and monogram. Early orders are beginning to arrive to customers and we can’t wait to see them on peoples’ devices. Including yours, so follow this link to order your own The Verge x dbrand skins.
Blocks and Monogram are new custom designs from The Verge and are available in either skin or case form from dbrand for all of your favorite devices.