What I know now // 004
It’s a long one: it’s the last two weeks.
- The People Who Approved These Ads Have A Lot Of Explaining To Do. Sexism in advertising, you know the drill.
- This is where fonts come from. Things I can’t do on my fountain pen.
- New $100 Bill to Debut in U.S. This October. Article/cheesy government video about the new features of the $100 bill. Pretty neat, I can’t imagine being a currency designer.
- 20 Graphic Designers You Should Know. I read this article and made me go crazy and want to read up on all the designers mentioned.
- Logos, Flags, and Escutcheons | Paul Rand, American Modernist (1914-1996). Paul Rand is a famous graphic designer most remembered for his logos work (original UPS, original ABC network, Enron, etc) and his movie titles.
- Herb Lubalin. Another graphic designer known for his typography and layouts.
- Alexey Brodovitch. Another designer…Yeah, I was literally just reading short biographies of designers online. Most famous of his breakthrough work on layout design for magazines, Harper’s Bazaar.
- Storm Thorgerson dies aged 69. Graphic designer famous for his album covers. No, seriously. Think: Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon.
- Keys To The City Mural: Invisible Creature. Super cute video of making a sugary mural. It was very technical, as opposed to the freehand stuff you might have seen before.
- A Million Times: Humans Since 1982. Neat art exhibition.
- How to Use Your Alone Time More Productively (and Actually Enjoy It). Feel good about your alone-ness.
- She Works: The Only Woman in the Room. Short read. It’s basically just an interview with NPR corespondent Nina Totenberg about whether she has been the only women in the room (“yes”). But now she’s not. That was the whole article. I don’t know why they posted it, quite frankly.
- Trends With Benefits. Oh my gosh, such a good This American Life episode! It talks about an increasing problem with people going on disability not because they’re disabled, or because they’re lazy and are cheating the system, but because they live in communities where there is no work for their skill set. So interesting.
- Study shows college students think they’re more special than ever…even those that can’t read or write and barely study. It’s true. Our generation has an over-inflated confidence. I compared my group of friends to the future renaissance people of our generation….
- Why Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” Video Makes Me Uncomfortable… and Kind of Makes Me Angry. Why the Dove ad wasn’t god’s gift to women and how it still perpetuates sexism. Interesting read. You can’t please them all, especially women. (Huck huck).
- The World’s Most Amazing Animals in One App. Awesome app, very well designed, and the information is horrifying in a “do something about it” sort of way.
- Public Shaming. For when someone posts something absolutely inappropriate online in response to some event. It’s a little depressing that people can be so cruel to others. The comments made after the Boston Marathon bombing about who was the blame were awful.
- New Zealand Legalizes Gay Marriage; Spectators Sing Love Song “Pokarekare Ana” For Lesbian Lawmaker (video). Awwww. Singing in the courthouse after gay marriage is legalized in New Zealand.
- An Open Letter to Facebook. Letter to facebook after a lady posted an diagram of female body and her account was blocked as “porn” when she was just trying to inform women about their bodies (she uses her facebook as some sort of, lady thing, I don’t know) even though Facebook allows actual pornographic accounts to proliferate. Come on, Facebook!
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