John Meada’s “Design in Tech Report,” a wonderfully succinct review of the animated film “My Neighbor Totoro,” minimalist web publishing platforms, Googles Docs + WordPress, the Heinz ads seen on Mad Men become real, every MST3K episode ranked, and more.
International Women’s Day, what is gaslighting?, the Commander-in-Tweet, propaganda, fact checking, how insurance works, and… more :-/
Today, March 8, marks International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate achievements women have made in culture, society, politics, and economics. A day to celebrate their genius, beauty, and wit. This day is also a call for action to lessen the disparity in gender equality—individuals and organizations all over the world are doing their part to rally for equal rights. Here at Tremendousness, we want to mark this special day by celebrating some of our favorite women as queens in the fields they excelled at, because after all, a queen is always a woman and women are always queens.
Have a look and you’ll learn much more, but here are a few bits of information to give you some context: 1.) “Gaslighting” is an abusive psychological manipulation tactic. 2.) The term comes from a 1938 play called “Gas Light” in which a man deceives his wife to cover his crimes. 3.) The term has seen a spike in searches and mentions over the last year—especially in the lead-up to the U.S. presidential election and in the aftermath—so we decided to help explain it.
Happy 30th birthday Adobe Illustrator, how Futura narrowly escaped the Nazis, Harry Potter movie graphics, surprise maps, zines, and more.
Pixar lessons on storytelling, posters for female scientists, be an Adobe Creative Resident, the original sketches for the peace symbol, and more.
What exactly is a PDF?, W.E.B. Du Bois’ hand-drawn infographics, George Saunders on storytelling, Stanley Kubrick’s typography, news burnout, and more.
Just one link this week: one living infographic made of humans.
1984 cover designs, boredom & creativity, how complexity creeps in, working from home, RESISTL, and more.
This is our 100th ‘Tremendous 10’ post! A vintage wall chart of human history, Adobe app workspaces, password strength, Minimalism, green buildings, Trump’s lies, and more.
Useful mental models, getting your attention back, Slack’s threaded conversations, equity & unicorns, and more.
Lunch hour walks, Trump, lessons in stereotyping, design plagiarism, best identities of 2016, and more…
A few “Best of 2016” lists, RIP John Berger, 1,200 years of women composers, pursue meaning instead of happiness, and more.
Client prospect email generator, women who draw, leadership hacks, tyranny, self criticism, self-control, icebreakers, and more.
Better employee 1-on-1, gratitude in the workplace, mindfulness on the field, an alien alphabet, the best book covers of 2016, and more.
Visual thinking reading list, principles for picture books, story structure 101, imposter syndrome, keep tech in check, productivity, and more.
A few links relevant to the recent U.S. election, and a few more links about animation, design, language, The Aberdeen Bestiary, and more.
…or a practical package of postcards?
You get to decide! Well, you get to decide only if you were lucky enough to receive these in a care package we recently sent out to some of our favorite publications.
Saving Internet art (and the entire Internet), Microsoft vs Slack, combatting sexual assault, Adobe’s State of Create report, and more.
Our core values, thinking like a contrarian, No. 2 pencils, Kodak and the A-Bomb, Etsy Design, WordPress, and more.
It’s easy to be dismissive—even cynical—when a company talks about its “mission statement,” its “beliefs,” or its “core values.” Because no matter what the U.S. Supreme Court says, corporations are not people. They are, however, made of people.
So when we set out to capture our core values, we decided to focus on our people rather than our company.
HBR’s “Elements of Value,” recruiting great people, using distraction to your advantage, designing smells, mobile phone addiction, punk rock, and more.
Here’s our take on last night’s U.S. presidential debate. This is all in the candidates’ own words. And the moderators’. And the citizens’.
The Science of Gratitude, the history of electronic music, how to resist distraction, how to survive bureaucracy, the 2016 Information Is Beautiful nominees, and more.