The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #15

  1. A brief history of web design for designers | “…instead of debating whether designers should learn code or developers should learn design, let’s set some common ground on how design for the web evolved and how we could bridge the gap between code and design.”
  2. 2014 Make-Your-Own Annual Report by Warby Parker | “Use our generator to build your custom annual report.”
  3. TMBG | They Might Be Giants arranged their upcoming tour to spell out the band’s initials (see above). Awesome! No idea why they only included the map in their email blast and not on the tour page.
  4. Circling the Globe With the Mid-20th Century’s Most Brilliant Matchbox Art | “Jane McDevitt discovered the beauty of vintage matchboxes via eBay, where her obsession with beautiful typography and well-designed ephemera led her to the paper labels.” Via Coudal.
  5. Infographic: A Scientific Map Of Optimal Food Pairings | “What tastes good with what? Now you can know before the food hits your tongue.”
  6. 50 Books | 50 Covers | Call for entries time. “Beginning in 1924, the 50 Books competition was a yearly mainstay of the AIGA.”
  7. A mile wide, an inch deep | “:I [Evan Williams] was recently quoted as saying, “I don’t give a shit” if Instagram has more users than Twitter.”
  8. 7 Things I Learned in 7 Years of Reading, Writing, and Living | A video adapted from Maria Popova’s October 2013 essay.
  9. How LEGO became the Apple of toys | “After a decade-long slump, LEGO has rebuilt itself into a global juggernaut. An exclusive look inside the company’s top-secret future lab.”
  10. Hotel That Inspired ‘The Shining’ Announces Contest to Design a 61,500 Square Foot Hedge Maze | “The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, is famous for hosting celebrities, politicians and other notable figures over the last century, but perhaps no visitor was more significant than writer Stephen King, whose stay at the 140-room neo-Georgian hotel inspired him to write The Shining.”

Image by TMBG.