The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #202

  1. I Illustrated National Parks In America Based On Their Worst Review | “I’m an illustrator and I have always had a personal goal to draw all 62 US National Parks, but I wanted to find a unique twist for the project. When I found that there are one-star reviews for every single park, the idea for Subpar Parks was born.”
  2. For Decades, Cartographers Have Been Hiding Covert Illustrations Inside of Switzerland’s Official Maps | “They’ve eluded one of the most rigorous map-making institutions in the world to do so.”
  3. So You Wanna Design for the Movies? | “Just say her name and most graphic designers will inwardly ooh and ahh: Annie Atkins, that art department star of some of the most visually rich films and series made today (Joker, Bridge of Spies, Isle of Dogs, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The French Dispatch, West Side Story). But she didn’t start there. Her film world roots stretch back to her school days, when she studied to be a director. It wasn’t until she discovered that she had more of an affinity for finessing a film’s minute details than say, working with actors and running a set, that she rerouted her career.”
  4. Linguistic Constellations | “Illustrator Jerry M. Wilson has drawn a series of constellations that explore the etymology of the constellations’ names and related words in several languages.”
  5. Mid-century Uruguayan Graphic Design Proves that Creativity Flourishes With Limitations | “…just because the country’s design is lesser known doesn’t mean it isn’t there. For years, Uruguayan designer Martín Azambuja had been finding the work of midcentury Uruguayan designers on sites like Flickr and various blogs…”
  6. Build a Rover, Send It to the Moon, Sell the Movie Rights: 30 Years of iRobot | “Colin Angle on iRobot’s 14 failed business models and the lessons the company learned from those failures.”
  7. How to Detach Emotionally From Work | “When you’re too attached to your work, it becomes a major part of your identity. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, maybe especially if your work is creative. You’re a writer, an editor, a photographer — it’s part of who you are. The danger is in letting it become all of who you are.”
  8. Storytelling for Designers | “Why storytelling is an essential UX communication tool.”
  9. Do Not Touch Your Face.
  10. Is it canceled yet?

Image: linguistic constellation by Jerry M. Wilson, link #4.