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The Tremendous 10, #1

by | January 29, 2013, 3:19pm

Remember xBlog? Starting back in 1999 I used to post daily design/etc. links. Did it for about 13 years or so. This is the next iteration of that, but weekly (or so). Enjoy.

  1. Foldify is a brilliant app from Poland’s Pixle that allows you to create 3D paper art on your iPad, print the design, then fold it up to become a real object.
  2. Quirky helps inventors get their products to market. Quirky says it brings “at least three brand new consumer products to market each week, by enabling a fluid conversation between a global community and Quirky’s expert product design staff.”
  3. A great post by Anil Dash on The Web We Lost and a follow-up post on how to rebuild it.
  4. A detailed and terrifying data visualization of where every bomb dropped during the London Blitz of World War II fell.
  5. The first style guide I ever did was for St. Louis Bread Company (Panera to you), sometime around 1996. Here’s a collection of dozens of corporate and institutional identity guidelines from around the world, including Adobe, Princeton University, Apple, and BASF.
  6. A Rare Look At The Eames Office’s Graphic Design: FastCo has a look at an exhibition of ads, packages, and pamphlets from the husband and wife team better known for their furniture and films.
  7. These are the best celebrity photos we’ve ever seen. Great project by Chris Buck.
  8. Nancy Duarte on How to Present to Senior Executives.
  9. An older post on “The Line Length Misconception“.
  10. We’re going to be releasing our first iPhone app in the next couple months, so this retrospective on Design Mistakes We Made in Our iPhone App made for interesting reading.

Image credit: screenshot from link #4, bombsight.org.