The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #183

  1. The Top 25 20th Century Typographers | “Those reading this magazine should know the difference between type design and typography. Right? ‘Learning to draw letters is hard enough,’ wrote type designer Jonathan Hoefler, ‘but learning to create typefaces is something else.'”
  2. Verbal to visual: Podcast sketching | “Since the beginning of the year, we’ve been creating a regular series of sketches to support Rhetoriq, a podcast about technology and innovation. Here’s how we do it.”
  3. This is the world’s worst UI—and it speaks volumes about design today | “The Antwerp design agency Bagaar built an impossible form for you to fill out—and it puts all your design assumptions to the test.”
  4. The signature film of every major city | “Even if you’re a casual movie fan, it’s impossible to visit a major city and not conjure the memory of a favorite movie that was shot there. You walk into the main concourse of Grand Central Station in New York City, and it triggers a flood of cherished moments — “North by Northwest,” “The Fisher King,” “Carlito’s Way” etc. You look up at the Empire State Building and see “King Kong!” You glance over to the Chrysler Building and there’s Q, the Winged Serpent! Metropolises like the Big Apple are loaded with film history. But which movies own these towns? Let’s trot around the globe to 50 cities and attempt to determine which fictional films best exemplify their real-life setting.”
  5. iPhone 11 Pro camera review: China | “I’m here as I continue on-going work photographing The Bach Project w/ Yo-Yo Ma, a world tour where Yo-Yo is performing Bach in unconventional places around the globe. It’s been a privilege to photograph this amazing journey, and when I considered how to test the iPhone 11 Pro’s new capabilities, I thought a shoot on this project could be a great fit as many of these shoots have been in extremely low light!”
  6. Google has a secret design library. Here are 35 of its best books | “The company’s industrial design team shares a handful of titles from its studio library, which is curated by team members.”
  7. 100,000 FACES GENERATED BY AI FREE FOR ANY USE | “We are building the next generation of media through the power of AI. Copyrights, distribution rights, and infringement claims will soon be things of the past. To give you a glimpse of what we have been working on we created a free resource of 100k high-quality faces. Every image was generated by our internal AI systems as it continually improves. Use them in your presentations, projects, mockups or wherever — all for just a link back to us!”
  8. My father was IBM’s first black software engineer. The racism he fought persists in the high-tech world today | “Minority underrepresentation in high tech has been present since the earliest days of the industry. In reflecting upon my father’s career for a new memoir I wrote about him, I saw important lessons about the history and nature of racism in high tech, and about the steps that corporations and individuals can take to bring about much-needed change.”
  9. Washington Post builds ad network for publishers to take on Big Tech | “The product will allow publishers to open their ad space to marketers directly through a real-time buying tool, similar to what Google and Facebook offer, across the network of publishers’ websites and apps.”
  10. The Office: An In-Depth Analysis of Workplace User Behavior | “How we love and hate to go to work.”

Image: photos by Austin Mann, link #5.