Friday Fast Finds

I decided to do a digest-style post with awesome things I’ve witnessed this week. Take a look! Should I make this an email newsletter? WHO KNOWS?!?!?! is a design library that allow you to quickly create “hand-drawn” avatars for your designy-type projects. This is SO cool and I can’t wait to play around with the various combinations.

Looks like Cooper Black, right? But it’s not. It’s New Kansas, a really cool twist on the style from Newlyn. I fell in love with the E’s and lower-case F’s. It’s a tad pricey but…for the right project I’d be willing to shell out some dough.

(Image from SmashingMag)

What Does a Foldable Web Actually Mean?

This is a neat article from Frederick O’Brien at Smashing Mag.

My take: Ugh. Now we have to talk about “The Fold” again in web design. Thanks, Samsung-or-whatever.

(Image from Uber, by way of FastCo)

FastCompany has a breakdown of how Uber took a lot of cues from public transit in their recent updates. As though Uber hasn’t taken a lot from public transit already (oooh, sick burn).

The Smithsonian just released 2.8 MILLION YES YOU READ THAT RIGHT images to the public domain. Heck. Yes. I can’t wait to dig through these and see what I can print out and frame and put up in my house to see if my wife notices.

(Image from Off the Beaten Press)

My calligraphy and letterpress teacher, Natalie Kay, just released her hand-drawn and lettered Richmond, VA City Guide. I am willing to co-sign on every recommendation she makes here. You can buy one for yourself on Etsy (link on the same blog post there). I might buy a few as a “City-warming Gift” for folks who just moved here.

And that’s it! What did you think? Share with some pals, will you? I love you, in an Agape kinda way (the friendly, brotherly kind of love, not like, “let’s kiss,” y’know?).