The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #213

  1. Black Lives Matter is Not a Design Challenge. | “If you’ve come here to be fragile, please check that at the door, or leave. If you’ve come here to listen and learn like you vowed you would, welcome. Thank you for following through and making time and mental space for this.”
  2. The Daily Heller: Demonstrative Typography | “Last week, President Trump got a typographic surprise near the White House. Democrat Mayor Muriel Bowser took to the streets to send a message to the president, ordering a giant two-block sign reading “Black Lives Matter” to be painted on 16th Street Northwest between H and K streets. It underscores the street’s new name: Black Lives Matter Plaza.”
  3. A criminal justice expert’s guide to donating effectively right now | “Chloe Cockburn’s job is finding and funding the highest-impact groups working on criminal justice. Here are her top picks.”
  4. Ways You Can Help | “When You’re Done: Educate Yourself. This Doesn’t Go Away Once The Topic Isn’t ‘Trending.'”
  5. MARTIN | “MARTIN is a non-violent typeface inspired by remnants of the Memphis Sanitation Strike of 1968. Memphis sanitation workers, the majority of them Black, went out on strike on February 12, 1968, demanding recognition for their union, better wages, and safer working conditions after two trash handlers were killed by a malfunctioning garbage truck.”
  6. Is There a Racist Monument In Your Town? Check This Map to Find Out | “The Southern Poverty Law Center has tracked Confederate monuments for years, but the map has taken on a new utility now.”
  7. A Missouri woman asked Merriam-Webster to update its definition of racism and now officials will make the change | “Kennedy Mitchum wasn’t expecting much when she emailed Merriam-Webster last month, but she wanted to let the dictionary publisher know that she thought its definition of the word racism was inadequate.”
  8. I’m an ER Doctor. Here’s What I Feel OK Doing as My State Reopens. | “Each person’s calculus will be a little bit different depending on their comfort with risk and their priorities.”
  9. ‘When I’m in a Crisis, Art Is Very Powerful for Me’: Miranda July on Creativity in Quarantine | “When each week becomes more unpredictable than the next, July considers, engaging in communities and art is one way to keep up with what’s going on. ‘This is a crisis, and we’re heading into an election—maybe we’re capable of more now,’ she says.”
  10. Creativity Can Be Taught | “Research reveals new ways to teach creativity to children and adults.”

Image: screenshot from link #5, the Martin typeface.