Wow! It’s been a while.
A whole lot has happened since my last brown bag lunch links from mid-February. I’ve started a new job, doing communications and marketing for a local St. Louis non-profit organization. It’s an interesting change of pace from Kendeo – significantly more writing than design, and following strict brand standards rather than making them up as I go. It’s going to be an incredible learning experience in everything from Press Releases and Policy to the difference between 501C(3) and 501C(4) organizations, I’m excited to get challenge myself in new fields.
I absolutely intend to keep Brown Bag lunches going as well as a steady stream of freelance design & strategy work to keep my typographic obsessions and passion for doodling going strong. Let me know if you need anything designed or hear of any other opportunities!
Enjoy this week’s links:
Live the Language
A series of really beautiful videos that capture the essence of Paris, London, Barcelona and Beijing through typography. (Four videos that are each around 2:00 minutes)
About by House Industries
This is really a sales video for House Industries (a type foundry), but its absolutely beautiful and helps you appreciate the work that (might) go into making the typefaces you use on a daily basis. (House Industries is the genius behind the font Neutraface, amongst others. If you haven’t seen this Lady Gaga Pokerface parody for Neutraface, it’s a must see: http://bit.ly/hPt8TB) (3:53 minutes)
Tobias Frere-Jones for Design Indaba
Anybody who knows me knows that I have an enormous crush on both Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones, if for nothing other than Archer (What is Archer?). Here Tobias showcases some of his experimental type design – things we might not otherwise be able to see. (3 parts – watch part 1, then 3, then 2 – 4 & 5 are repeats: 5:42, 10:19, 8:42)
Aimee Mullins and her 12 Pairs of Legs
Anything that combines TED with Alexander McQueen is absolutely going to make my day. Aimee is a double amputee who takes the idea of being disabled and turns it on it’s head – she proves that disabilities can truly make people superhuman. (10:02 minutes)
JR’s Ted Prize Wish
A follow up post to the video I posted on February 8th about photographer J.R. winning the TED prize. He accepted his prize at TED just a few days ago and encourages us all to use art to turn the world inside out. You can start to change the world, yourself, by uploading photos to www.insideoutproject.net and posting your own posters, just like JR. (24:09 minutes)
@Jack (Jack Dorsey): The Power of Curiosity & Inspiration
Jack Dorsey talks about his love and passion for data visualization, disinterest in podcasts, and the birth of Twitter. (60:14 minutes, audio only)
It feels a bit bizarre to be posting a Fancy Feast commercial onto this blog, but every time this ad comes up on Hulu I love it more and more. Maybe I’m just a helpless romantic, or maybe tiny white kittens are just too adorably cute when they roll on their back and reach out to say hi, either way, it’s only a minute and hopefully you’ll love it too. (1:00 minute) UPDATE! I found the 2:42 minute extended version that I originally fell in love with: Click here to watch
The World’s First Goateed Robot is Unbelievably Creepy
Robot link of the week! Amen to the title, and also, how crazy is it that robots can be so very much like real-life creepy people. Of course robot inventors mimic the creepy people before the less-creepy! (0:55 minutes)