August 5, 2022
3 approaches to solving problems
Appreciate these reminders gleaned from Steve Jobs - 1.) Zoom Out 2.) Focus In 3.) Disconnect
The Other Forty-Eight States
This joke about Marvel's universe of movies mixed with Sufjan Stevens made me laugh. I doubt it's funny to many.
Customize a Hawaiian shirt with your pet
A convergence of things I appreciate very much
August 4, 2022
Right On! A Documentary on Student Protest
AIGA has a solid deep dive (and video thumbing through pages) of this distilling reports of campus protests. David L. Burke's design keeps the vibe of a zine in a paperback format. It's gorgeous.
August 3, 2022
Practice any art…
music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow.
August 2, 2022
July 29, 2022
An interview with Mike Mills about C’mon C’mon
Just watched this movie (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️) and it was soul filling with lovely, quiet performances and emotion. Been trying to devour more about it and this interview helped expand the concepts.
The Future Belongs To What Was As Much As What Is
Colorful typo/graphic gatehouse installation by Morag Myerscough and poet Ellen Moran in northern England
July 18, 2022
Hyundai N Vision 74
I don't think about sports cars too much because I generally couldn't fit in them if I tried, but dang Hyundai's design team is on fire.
July 15, 2022
July 14, 2022
Hasbro Selfie Series
It's pricey ($60), but just the fact that it's possible to get a good 3D scan from a phone and get an action figure made is really neato. It'll get cheaper.
July 11, 2022
July 8, 2022
July 1, 2022
McDonald’s POV: 5 Minutes of Lunch Rush
I thought it was just the algorithm taunting me, but I guess these first hand videos by Stephen Patula are getting around. I find these mesmerizing. Also, living wages should be the thing.
Mndsgn “Truth Interlude”
A bit more of Ardhira Putra's illustration paired with some smooth sounds to close out the week.
It’s Nice That profiles this Jakarta-based illustrator and motion designer and I’m super digging the vibes.
June 30, 2022
June 29, 2022
The photography and words of Ronny Salerno
Used to follow his former blog and delighted to find he activity maintains an expansive personal site. Every section is filled with near endless awesomeness.
Golden Gate Bridge in type
Lovely letterpress print by Cameron Moll coming soon. Pre-orders of the limited edition open now.
June 28, 2022
June 27, 2022
How to Temporarily Disable Face ID or Touch ID
It's very simple on iOS to bypass biometric authentication and require the passcode.
The Necessity of Hope
Mariame Kaba reminds us that “hope is a discipline.” It is also a political strategy and a survival mechanism.
June 24, 2022
June 22, 2022
Imaginary Beverage Reviews
"Reviews of products that mostly do not exist..." as Kevin Fanning puts it, "This is so dumb, But maybe it’s not totally dumb?" (but it's also about just writing, you know, for fun.)
10,000 years of branding
Explained in 6 minutes by Debbie Millman. Many favorite moments, including this beautiful stretch: "Branding has become a profound manifestation of the human spirit."
June 21, 2022
June 20, 2022
‘Otomo’ at the Royal Albert Hall
Bonobo close their 5 night residency at the Royal Albert Hall with Anna Lapwood on pipe organ. Her expression of joy is beyond doubt. I can only image how those 9,999 pipes sound irl.
June 17, 2022
June 16, 2022
June 15, 2022
Best colors for resale value of a vehicle
They're brighter than you think (yellow?! orange!). I chuckled at the new to me term "The German Rainbow"
June 11, 2022
What do you want to add?
MetroCard top off / existential crisis
June 10, 2022
Don’t just write words
June 9, 2022
June 8, 2022
Teenage Engineering created a pocket operator app to sequence sound and video (for Google Pixel phones). No real idea what this does, but I love their approach to interface design.
June 6, 2022
Prompts plus powerful AI
Two examples show another approach of how tools like Dall•E can generate imagery
June 3, 2022
Asking AI to generate some logos
Janelle Shane's AI Weirdness blog is great. This particular post makes me wondering about job security.
June 2, 2022
The first Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade
Held in New York City, New York, on June 28, 1970, to commemorate the first anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. / via Nayland Blake