Cor Blok’s Tolkien illustrations
Dutch artist Cor Blok passed away. His illustrations appeared in 60s Dutch editions of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Here’s a thread with examples of his work. / via @arkanjil
Cube Portable BBQ
This is a pretty fine looking charcoal BBQ. / via Kathryn
On Type with Erik Spiekermann
Part of Adobe’s Creativity Explained series (wonderfully) animated by Oddfellows in Portland. / via Sean Sharp
Be There, Be Present
Nick Pumphrey spent May 2020 showing up to the sea with his camera. The results were beautiful and the realizations deep.
Protect Asian Lives
A collection of posters designed by Asian American artists, free to download and share.
The Ranger Behind the U.S. Forest Service’s Signs
Career ranger Virgil “Bus” Carrell had no design training but instilled a philosophy to create a system of “Signs to Complement Natural Beauty” for our National Parks / via Kathryn
How to Design Better Icons
Great short introduction to some of the basics when developing a family of icons
Write to find out.
“When you’re writing, you’re trying to find out something which you don’t know.” – James Baldwin. This and more ruminations on writing by the late author. / via @voicesandnoises
Ink traps explained
Extremely well deep dive into ink traps and all the variations. Get to the bottom for the kicker of the Imperial Trap. / via Under Consideration
Our iPhone Notes Are Poetry
“People don’t open up your Notes app and look through your notes. It’s sacred.” this and lots more good thinking about the notes app / via Om Malik
Little Goat Recipes
I’ve been to Little Goat in Chicago a few times and it is incredibly good. I want to buy all their seasonings and try every single one of these recipes. Magic Green Beans.
Some relationships have to end
Because that version of you has ended. / via wehavebecomevikings
An entirely modular laptop. Looks extremely awesome in concept. / via Daring Fireball
Piotr Szyhalski / Labor Camp
Born from a daily drawing practice responding to the COVID-19 pandemic as it unfolded in real time resulting in 225 drawings created over eight months / via Creative Mornings Cincinnati
National COVID Memorial Wall
A wall of hearts representing those lost to the coronavirus pandemic in the United Kingdom
Black Art: In The Absence of Light
Excellent HBO Documentary explores two centuries of art by African-Americans, and the path they forged for contemporary Black artists. / via Brian Hill
Auto-Converting Optimus Prime
Of course there is a big kid inside me that marvels at the level of miniaturization that makes this possible. The adult version can wait a decade for when it doesn’t cost 700 dollars.
Group X branding
An anonymous group of artists and curators making things happen in Philly. Now with a fine identity to mask their identity. Always solid seeing what Smith & Diction make. / via Under Consideration
Fantastic and beautiful photography / via nikhil.io
Type exploration w/ orange peels
I always enjoy Manfred Westreicher’s explorations with type
Bridge Over Troubled Water
“Everywhere I went led me where I didn’t want to be, so I was stuck.” How Paul Simon wrote ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ / via Creative Mornings
Vintage Supermarket Photos
On December 13, 2005 I posted this, my first link from swiss-miss
Amazing Spider-Man #61
Love seeing the process and result for this variant cover by Julian Totino Tedesco
An Illustrated Catalog of American Fruits & Nuts
Assembled between 1886 and 1942, a collection of watercolor fruits and plants made by 21 artists. (This book looks beautiful.)
A collection of stories and photographs about the feeling of unity and belonging from the Over-The-Rhine community in Cincinnati. Wonderful work by Asa Featherstone, IV.
Each tile is a layered set of matching art. Keep finding pairs and build up combos. Its not about perfect matches, but matching elements. Took a while, super dig now. / via Thor
Diana Beltran Herrera
Sculptures and designs with paper / via thisiscolossal
J.S. Ondara “Lebanon”
I linked this song back in 2019. Got lost in the tracks today and went down a rabbit hole. Bringing it back to the top cos it holds up.
A chair for needy pets
Simone Giertz has made the chair I and millions of other folks need.
Geometric felt tiles for the wall that add visual interest and dampen acoustics. Preset designs, all customizable and reasonably priced compared to commercial options. / via Joe Mesa