The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #191

  1. The Bézier Method Zine | “20-page printed zine designed and written to help explain the Bézier Method. 2-color Risograph printed on 60lb Whip Cream Pop Tone paper by French Paper. Limited Edition.”
  2. The Breakthrough that Made Animation Look Natural | “In the latest in a series of videos on film innovations that came from outside Hollywood, Phil Edwards highlights rotoscoping, a process of filming live action and transferring the motion to produce realistic animated movement invented by Max Fleischer.”
  3. The 78 Best Book Covers of 2019 | “As chosen by the experts, the designers themselves.”
  4. “Link In Bio” is a slow knife | “We don’t even notice it anymore — “link in bio”. It’s a pithy phrase, usually found on Instagram, which directs an audience to be aware that a pertinent web link can be found on that user’s profile. Its presence is so subtle, and so pervasive, that we barely even noticed it was an attempt to kill the web.”
  5. How To Build An Organic Marketing Engine — 4 Lessons From Spotify Wrapped | “What Spotify has achieved this year with Spotify Wrapped is the creation of an organic marketing engine. The experience, which Spotify has been honing over the past year years, begins in-app and takes users on a journey down music memory lane, highlighting the artists, songs and genres that were the soundtrack to their 2019. Supported by email and in-app prompts, the experience is optimized for sharing, creating virality organically through social sharing and augmented by ad money and sponsored hashtags.”
  6. The State of UX in 2020 | “From the tools we’ll use, to our process, to the behaviors that will change the way we design — here’s a list of what to expect for User Experience (UX) Design in the next year.”
  7. From 500,000 Photos to 116: How Our Editors Distill the Year in Pictures | “A painstaking selection process ensures that The Times’s annual visual review highlights the biggest news events and strongest images.”
  8. How Allbirds, Patagonia, and Reformation Choose Their Sustainability Priorities | “Many companies want to make more sustainable packaging choices but they don’t know where to start. The good news is, there’s not one right way to be a more sustainable company. The bad news is, that leaves a lot of options, and can lead to analysis paralysis as you try to decide what is ‘good enough’.”
  9. The Deep Sea | A lovely scrolling infographic that takes you to the bottom of the sea.
  10. The Decade the Internet Lost Its Joy | “What began as cheerful anarchy was devoured by vulture capital and ruthless consolidation.”

Image: visual via Lumi, link #8.