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.
Observed this week, there's an(other) animated alphabet, skeletons all the way down, Weezer's comeback, and a new animated show. Enjoy!
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.
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.
In this week's art-and-illustration-heavy edition, caffeine-addicted wildlife, rivers run through coffee tables, brainsploding paintings and more.
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.