The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #52

  1. Covers – A series of 55 animated vintage book graphics | “How would these great book covers from the past look like when set in motion? Here we go…”
  2. Saul Bass On His Approach To Designing Movie Title Sequences | “Graphic designer and Oscar-winning director Saul Bass worked with some of the most creative filmmakers in Hollywood to set the tone for their work through his unique title sequences for films ranging from Psycho to Goodfellas. In 1977, Bass sat down with Herbert Yager to discuss his process and the theories behind his signature contribution to film: the title sequence. Following is an excerpt from their conversation, as found in the Saul Bass papers, which reside at the Academy’s The Margaret Herrick Library. The interview was conducted as part of the film, Bass on Titles.”
  3. Why ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ Sound So Similar in So Many Languages | “The story of a strange linguistic coincidence.”
  4. Minimum Viable Ethnography: One question. Ten minutes. No excuses. | “After reading yet another account of how so many entrepreneurs and business people find excuses to avoid research, I want to expose these objections as the fear-spawned, ego-propelled straw herrings they are.”
  5. Graphic Artist Michael Bierut on Logos and Emojis | “The man who shattered Saks Fifth Avenue’s fusty insignia and created Hillary Clinton’s controversial campaign logo talks memorable hotels, Wile E. Coyote and the best typeface for résumés.”
  6. Creating Principles for Your Design Team | “Most designers are familiar with design principles, or the key characteristics and goals for a product that help designers validate their design decisions. Our design team at SalesforceIQ decided to define not just the design principles that drive our product design decisions but also the principles that drive our behaviors as a team.”
  7. 3Doodler 3D Pen | “Forget those pesky 3D printers that require software and the knowledge of 3D modeling and behold the 3Doodler, the world’s first pen that draws in three dimensions in real time.”
  8. How Well Did Back To The Future Predict Our Lives In 2015? | “…October 21, 2015, is the very day Marty McFly and Doc Brown appear in the famous DeLorean time-traveling machine from the year 1985. Back in the 80s, when the second installment of the Back to the Future trilogy was released, the year 2015 must have seemed like the distant future, full of technology that would be have appeared completely unrealistic at the time…”
  9. Climate change is here. | “Record heat, melting ice, and rising seas show how climate change is affecting us. But there’s new hope we can cool the planet. Here’s how.”
  10. Too much time on his hands | “Too much time on his hands. This is just a Sunday afternoon rant, nothing newsworthy or necessarily noteworthy, but something I’d like to say, anyway. “That guy has too much spare time” is one of the most odious, intellectually dishonest, dismissive things a person can say.”

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