The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #223

  1. Face masks could be giving people Covid-19 immunity, researchers suggest | “Mask wearing might also be reducing the severity of the virus and ensuring that a greater proportion of new infections are asymptomatic.”
  2. Lorem Ipsum | “Lorem ipsum is placeholder text commonly used in the graphic, print, and publishing industries for previewing layouts and visual mockups.”
  3. The typographic scale | “The typographic scale has been used for centuries as a means of creating balanced and harmonious font sizing. It is the bedrock of modern typography.”
  4. Type Scale – A Visual Calculator | “Preview and choose the right type scale for your project. Experiment with font size, scale and different webfonts.”
  5. How Radiohead Struggled to Reinvent Themselves While Making Kid A | “Read the first excerpt from This Isn’t Happening, Steven Hyden’s new book about Radiohead’s prescient 2000 album.”
  6. Blacklight | “A Real-Time Website Privacy Inspector. Who is peeking over your shoulder while you work, watch videos, learn, explore, and shop on the internet? Enter the address of any website, and Blacklight will scan it and reveal the specific user-tracking technologies on the site—and who’s getting your data. You may be surprised at what you learn.”
  7. Typeset In The Future: Star Trek | “If you like the style of Star Trek or Star Trek Film, and want to use them to spice up your corporate communications, I have excellent news. In 1992, the creators of the Star Trek franchise partnered with Bitstream to release an officially licensed “Star Trek” Font Pack.”
  8. Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling’s fascinating life | “Rod Serling, the creator of the cult sci-fi classic The Twilight Zone, served as a paratrooper in World War II and emerged as a talented radio and TV scriptwriter in the 1950s. As the head writer and narrator for the Twilight Zone, Rod Serling earned six primetime Emmys and three Hugo awards.”
  9. For Math Fans: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Number 42 | “Here is how a perfectly ordinary number captured the interest of sci-fi enthusiasts, geeks and mathematicians.”
  10. Is this the most ingenious book cover design ever? | “The back cover of this edition of Frank Herbert’s Dune features a seemingly abstract quartet of semi-circular shapes. On closer inspection, these spell out the title of the book. And they’ll do so whichever way you happen to be holding the book up. It’s an ingenious piece of typographical design…”

Image: book design by Alex Trochut, via link #10.