In this edition, best enjoyed over a cup of your favourite freshly brewed coffee: a film of a book, a parking-free future, a stunning video for my current favourite song, Mortal Kombat with scientists, and L.A.'s ghost streets.
Here for your enlightenment: a ridiculous, accurately scaled graph; a typeface that's equal parts Futura and Proxima Nova; a collection of plagiarised and inspired derivative works; a sting operation exposing bad science journalism; and my gushing about my favourite design book. Enjoy.
Oops. October's been a whirlwind month. Between deadlines and a new team setup in the studio and lots and lots of days off for the Jewish festive season, my weekly link list has had to take a back seat. But here we are, back on the Observed wagon, with a bold type-driven identity, amazing wildlife photography, new music, old music origin tales, and Moby Dick as a Mole.
My observing this week has been curtailed by multiple deadlines, but I did come across a few noteworthy tidbits, from a graphic identity combining hand lettering with edge painted cards to designer crab homes, as well as my current favourite working soundtracks and two beautiful animated shorts.
Slightly delayed after a week of deadline madness, it's this week's edition of Observed. We have handcrafted goodness in the form of paper aviation and vintage-inspired type, as well as a book that took me a year to read (I always read Taleb slowly) and fresh cartoons.
The first edition of Observed, collecting interesting links and tidbits I come across during the week. First up: snake photos, a beautiful typeface, Stefan Sagmeister interviewed, Christoph Niemann's pre-World Cup trip to Brazil, and Simon Dingle's Awesome Newsletter.