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?!?!?!
openpeeps.com 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.
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.
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.
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?).