1. A Mother Lets Her 4-Year-Old Finish Her Drawings | “At first, artist Mica Angela Hendricks didn’t want her four-year-old daughter near her new sketchbook. She is serious about her art, and she knew little Myla would want to scribble all over the pages. Then, her daughter said the words that changed everything… ‘If you can’t share, we’ll have to take it away.'”
  2. What Screens Want | “Some thoughts on digital canvases by Frank Chimero.”
  3. Introduction to Book Cover Design: Making Stories Visual | An online class from Chip Kidd: “What do stories look like? This is a question that I ask when starting each project I’ve worked on during my 28 years designing book covers at Alfred A. Knopf.”
  4. Leonardo Da Vinci’s wacky piano is heard for the first time, after 500 years | Leonardo da Vinci, “the Italian Renaissance genius who painted the Mona Lisa, invented the ‘‘viola organista’’—which looks like a baby grand piano—but never built it, experts say. The viola organista has now come to life, thanks to a Polish concert pianist…”
  5. Fritz Kahn: The Little-Known Godfather of Infographics | “How a German gynecologist transformed science into visual poetry and laid the foundations of modern information graphics.”
  6. Musician’s Scathing Letter Offers One Way to Respond to Requests for Free Work | “A strongly worded letter has gotten a surprising amount of attention in photography circles recently. It was written by UK musician Whitey (aka. NJ White) in response to a TV producer who requested to use his work for free…”
  7. The creative processing your brain won’t tell you about | “…the findings shed light not only into how the brain works in unison with our sight, but also how things we don’t consciously see impact our creativity.”
  8. IdeaPaint Clear | “Whiteboards need not be white. IdeaPaint is a clear paint-on coating that can be applied to any smooth surface for dry erase functionality.”
  9. IMAGEQUILTS | “Our new website imagequilts.com shows the new work of ET and Adam Schwartz on quilts (a variety of small multiples) that show 100 to 500 images on a single screen.”
  10. The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards | “The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards celebrate excellence and beauty in data visualizations, infographics and information art.”