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.
In this week's edition, we have craft, coffee, clowns, cities, and a non-alliterative 90s software flashback.
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.
A glimpse of the business of design with ways to screw up a client presentation and client feedback for God, then a scientific ABC, algorithms in action, and a beautiful poem about dying.
This week we visit outer space: your brain doesn't know how big the moon is, and an astronaut is stuck on Mars. Also, amazing backlit paper cut dioramas, and tools to help you name stuff.
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.
Observed this week: big data and social networks in the Gaza war, a geek-friendly coding font, Robert Plant's latest, and a monkey selfie copyright battle.
It's a mixed bag this week, featuring Twitter-serialised fiction, a Photoshop time-saver, mutual unsuspecting portraits, magic numbers and a rollercoaster zoom through Barcelona.
In this week's edition, generative design, big data, *Alice in Wonderland* and money vs wealth, as well as a couple of beautiful graphic design projects.
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.