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The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #32

by | May 15, 2015, 10:12am

  1. A Pixel Artist Renounces Pixel Art | “Our team has been debating this for a long time, because we all unanimously love the aesthetic. The debate arose from the occasional anxiety we would get from the “HD this, HD that” fetishism that began in the early 2000s.”
  2. R. Crumb Describes How He Dropped LSD in the 60s & Instantly Discovered His Artistic Style | “I was just staring at everything like I had never seen it before. And then it changed the whole direction of my artwork. […] I got flung back into this cruder forties style, that suddenly became very powerful to me.”
  3. A 2-Minute Walk May Counter the Harms of Sitting | “…those who walked around after standing, replacing some of their sitting time with a light-intensity activity like strolling, gained a substantial benefit in terms of mortality risk.”
  4. Hot take: The Bifurcation of Design Services (McKinsey acquires Lunar) | “…firms are deploying design practices at the highest levels of global corporations as a tool for creating strategy. This is actually a really big deal for design as an industry and a practice, and one that hasn’t yet been at all sufficiently appreciated.”
  5. The Legendary Yet Unknown Lettering Artist Ira Schnapp | “Ira Schnapp’s personal history is shrouded in mystery, despite the fact that his revolutionary lettering style for DC Comics continues to live on and inspire lettering and comic artists today.”
  6. The Evolution of the Web | “The color bands in this visualization represent the interaction between web technologies and browsers, which brings to life the many powerful web apps that we use daily.”
  7. Turn your typing into cool rhythms with Typedrummer | “Typedrummer lets you choose between hearing words as straight-up percussion sounds (cymbals, bass, snare) or as samples from a song called “Fool” by Moon Bounce.”
  8. The Little Book of IDEO | “Those of us who have been here for a while and have witnessed our constant ‘evolutions’ (we are being kind to ourselves there) and who want to know how to stay involved and on track. Our new hires, who inevitably end up (as we all did, remember?) asking themselves: ‘Now I’m in, how does it all work?'”
  9. What Passes for Excellence | “If you’re looking for housing in Silicon Valley, you may have come across the following listing for spots in a startup house/community of excellence outside of Stanford. Others have expressed thoughts about it, but what I think it’s really missing is a between-the lines interpretation of the requirements…”
  10. Why city flags may be the worst-designed thing you’ve never noticed | “Roman Mars is obsessed with flags — and after you watch this talk, you might be, too. These ubiquitous symbols of civic pride are often designed, well, pretty terribly.”

Image via Print Magazine.