We took the month off but are back!
- What Killed The Infographic? | “If you’ve seen fewer experimental data visualizations lately, it’s only because the medium has grown up and gotten a job.”
- HOW TO WRITE by David Ogilvy | “On September 7th, 1982, Ogilvy sent the following internal memo to all agency employees, titled “How to Write”. I made this tribute after sharing an image on Twitter (4/1/2016) and it resonated with a lot of people. These words are timeless, and still ring true today (whatever day or year that may be that you’re reading this).”
- I don’t hire for culture and neither should you | “The research is in. Employees perform more effectively – and this is a highly correlated finding – when they have someone at work that they call a best friend. In fact, Gallup found that having a best friend at work meant more than just employee engagement, it was also highly correlated with…”
- The Braun Products That Inspired Apple’s Iconic Designs | “Do you remember what your first Windows PC looked like? Of course you don’t. But I bet you remember what your first Mac looked like sat atop your desk. That’s because Apple produces such incredible and iconic designs that we can’t help but remember them. But even Apple gets its inspiration from somewhere. And it’s quite clearly from Braun.”
- What Could Have Entered the Public Domain on January 1, 2016? | “Current US law extends copyright for 70 years after the date of the author’s death, and corporate “works-for-hire” are copyrighted for 95 years after publication. But prior to the 1976 Copyright Act (which became effective in 1978), the maximum copyright term was 56 years—an initial term of 28 years, renewable for another 28 years. Under those laws, works published in 1959 would enter the public domain on January 1, 2016, where they would be “free as the air to common use.” Under current copyright law, we’ll have to wait until 2055.1 And no published works will enter our public domain until 2019. The laws in other countries are different—thousands of works are entering the public domain in Canada and the EU on January 1.”
- Creativity, Not Money, is the Key to Happiness: Discover Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihaly’s Theory of “Flow” | “The title of the TED talk above, ‘Flow, the secret to happiness,’ might make you roll your eyes. It does indeed sound like self-help snake oil. But as soon as you hear the speaker, psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, describe the rationale for his happiness study, you might pay more serious attention.”
- The Art of Illustrated Maps: A Complete Guide to Creative Mapmaking’s History, Process and Inspiration | “This is the first book ever to fully explore the fascinating world of “illustrated” conceptual maps. Author and map artist John Roman traces the roots of imaginative mapping from their beginnings over two thousand years ago, and shows us how the human mind is programmed to instinctively relate to the geographic exaggerations illustrated maps are famous for.This book maps the origins and history of creative cartography, analyzes why our brains so easily relate to conceptual maps, presents how professional artists create illustrated maps, and showcases the works of contemporary map illustrators from around the world.”
- The Best And Worst Branding of 2015 | “From Google and Snoop Dogg to Hillary Clinton and the new school, it’s been an exciting and controversial year in logos and branding.”
- 100 things that made my year | By Austin Kleon.
- It is 2016. Update Your Footer. | “Change your static timestamp to an automatically updating copyright year or other dynamic timestamp. Just copy a code snippet from below or read more.”
Image via Center for the Study of the Public Domain, link #5.