The Battle of Sekigahara

 Yusuke Shigeta's work on this modernized  6-panel byoubu folding screen is a delight. (Watch the video!) / via Andy Baio

details of data charts focusing on legend colors

Which color scale to use when visualizing data

Queer Designers Share Their Vision for the Future of Design

I stumbled on to this article thanks to Rachel, but enjoyed clicking all around IDEO's site.

A yellow field with black type that reads "As your college"

Manager README

I really love this. Martyn Davies has a user manual on how he likes to work. There are too many choice lines to share. The concept is not unique, but it is solid and I aspire to write my own README. / via Rachel Kwon

Enoch Ku’s Ordinary Sacramento

An ongoing project documenting the visual language of the Californian city

After getting his second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at a clinic at Berkshire Community College, Yo-Yo Ma got out his cello and performed a 15-minute impromptu concert for the others folks at the clinic.

Yo-Yo Ma, and a bit of his impromptu vaccination site concert

Easing into the day listening to this and nodding my head in agreement with Jason. Let's invest in the arts.

Remarkable tablet


My friend Emily just showed me how this works and I'm very intrigued. I currently live in a sea of paper. I'm wondering if I can keep the paper for personal thinking and use this for work thinking.

A still from an animated personal website

Gergely Gizella’s personal website

Is unlike any I have experienced. / via

Quarantine inspired drawing by Parrish André

Teens on a Year That Changed Everything

There's wonderful art throughout this feature that spans illustration, photography, video and poetry

An old wizard in a hat

My friend is a wizard

I can't wait til Erik gets his second vaccine and the fluorescent ombre beard he has dreamed about for years. But for now? I'm excited right alongside.

A futuristic electric pickup truck

The Canoo Pickup Truck

This looks more interesting than the VW Microbus that is never coming out and the Ford Bronco

An illustration of accessibility tags

Making accessibility a feature, not a fix.

Thanks to Kay I've begun to understand the implications of accessibility. And Greg has a great summation of work by Stephanie Hagadorn and her team at Indeed to incorporate the thinking into the process of design.

A still of a family in the movie Minari

The movies Khoi Vinh watched, February 2021

I love Khoi's thoughtful bite-sized insights to movies.

Yamato Group new symbol mark on a truck

Yamato Groups identity refresh

The presentation of this update is as lovely as every element combined. / via UnderConsideration

The Van Conversion Bible

A guide to transform a vehicle into a home on wheels. With gas, water and electrical system diagrams and insights from those with experience. / via fontsinuse

The City Museum

My friend Nick Dewald says I need to move this destination in St. Louis toward the top of my bucket list, and I believe him.

A black and white geometric painting

Greyscale Prisms : Chapter 1.

A new series of black and white paintings by Matt W. Moore. Bonus? A behind the scenes video showing process.

Visual pieces combined to make new forms

Plus Equals

A quarterly zine in which Rob Weychert explores algorithmic art with a focus on combinatorics.

Illustration of a yellow dog getting a pet!

Can You Pet The Dog

A Twitter account, a Washington Post article and an important feature wherever dogs are present / via @desandro

A graphic that says SVG with radiating lines

Stop using icon fonts

For one thing? Icon fonts are notoriously bad for accessibility

Banksy Creates Bob Ross-Dubbed Process Video

of New Work Depicting Oscar Wilde Escaping Prison

Social Change by Design Database v2

We fundamentally don’t see other organizations that do this work as the competition. The competition is poverty, racism, and apathy. - George Ayw

A photo of Japan

Huh, by Craig Mod

Craig's new newsletter where you get the alt text of an image in your inbox that links to the zoomable photo!

pixelated vehicles

picoCAD by Johan Peitz

I want to spend all weekend learning this program to build and texture lowpoly 3D models. / via waxy

A snapshot of a database of award winners

The Society for News Design Best of Awards

Gold awards for visual storytelling that defines the state of the art in digital design. Some excellent nuggets buried in the database. / via Greg Storey

A sunset in a videogame

A thread about how videogames can change a life

Sometimes Twitter showing what your friends liked is a very good thing. Also? Firewatch is a great experience!

Abstract colored rectangles in a colorful pattern

Simplify your tech diagrams

Layercakes (a new term to me) should simplify, not overcomplicate. Stop filling your tech diagrams with TMI. An essay by Paul Ford

A tiny modern house


A-Frame, Barnhouse & Classic Cabin Plans / via Ugmonk

code generated type design that visualizes Outside the Box type on a virtual box

Outside the box

An example of visualization through code (Be sure to click out and see more work by Mathew Aldred) / via DJ

randomly generated colorful circles making abstract art

Open Processing

A community for creative visual coding / via DJ