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The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #48

by | September 25, 2015, 1:44pm

And we’re back after a two week vacation! Sample: instagram.com/p/7Ycf4SNXm7

  1. The making of FiftyThree’s beloved Paper app for the iPhone | “Three years in the making, the new app dares to rethink how people have worked with words on screens for decades.”
  2. What shape is the internet? | “According to patent drawings, it’s a cloud, or a bean, or a web, or an explosion, or a highway, or maybe a weird lump.” (via Waxy)
  3. The Fake Traffic Schemes That Are Rotting the Internet | “Marketers thought the Web would allow perfectly targeted ads. Hasn’t worked out that way.”
  4. Put an end to feature creep | “A great product manager knows how to say no to ideas that don’t serve their product, their vision, or their customers. Scroll down to learn when to say no to common reasons for building a feature.”
  5. 1980s Moscow subway map | Via Ben Schott.
  6. The Methods for SuperHuman Productivity | “Too many of us are overscheduled, overconnected and overstimulated by all the noise, interruptions and complexity of current society. The cost of this way of operating? You’ll arrive at the last hour of your final day and realize you spent your highest potential on your lowest leverage activities.”
  7. iPhone 6s’s Hands-Free Siri Is an Omen of the Future | “The headline feature in Apple’s latest smartphones, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, is something called 3D Touch, which lets you activate shortcuts on the phone by pressing a bit harder on the screen. For now, though, I found a less novel, but far handier feature in the new iPhone — one that has long been the butt of jokes but is now becoming a necessary part of modern computing.”
  8. Preorder The Steal Like An Artist Journal and get a free, limited-edition pen! | “A notebook for creative kleptomaniacs” by Austin Kleon.
  9. An Interview with Master Calligrapher Seb Lester | “Calligrapher and type designer Sebastian “Seb” Lester is one of my favourite people to follow on Instagram (@seblester). The hand drawn calligraphy videos that he creates are so satisfying to watch that I find myself returning to them time and time again. It’s no wonder he’s amassed a following of over 1.2 million followers on his various social channels.” (via Chris Glass)
  10. Adrian Frutiger Dies at 87; His Type Designs Show You the Way | “For more than 50 years, Adrian Frutiger made the world legible. A type designer who died on Sept. 10 at 87 in his native Switzerland, Mr. Frutiger created some of the most widely used fonts of the 20th century, seen daily in airports, on street signs and in subway stations around the world.”

Image via Austin Kleon.