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The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #64

by | February 19, 2016, 8:11pm

  1. Reading Design | “Reading Design is an online archive of critical writing about design. The idea is to embrace the whole of design, from architecture and urbanism to product, fashion, graphics and beyond. The texts featured here date from the nineteenth century right up to the present moment but each one contains something which remains relevant, surprising or interesting to us today.”
  2. International Advertising & Design DataBase | An amazing collection of well-designed periodicals.
  3. 50 Books | 50 Covers | “Established in 1923 by the American Institute of Graphic Arts as “Fifty Books,” the 50 Books | 50 Covers competition is now the longest continually running design competition in the United States. And the competition is open again for books published in 2015.”
  4. How to read a movie — by Roger Ebert | “You know how football coaches use a stop-action 16mm projector to study game films?” he asked me. “You can use that approach to study films. Just pause the film and think about what you see. You ought to try it with your film class.”
  5. Punctuation in novels | “When we think of novels, of newspapers and blogs, we think of words. We easily forget the little suggestions pushed in between: the punctuation. But how can we be so cruel to such a fundamental part of writing?
    Inspired by a series of posters, I wondered what did my favorite books look like without words.”
  6. Jessica Hische: How do you fight creative burnout? | “It kind of depends on what kind of burnout we’re talking about. These are the main kinds I experience…”
  7. How BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti Is Building A 100-Year Media Company | “Once the “bored at work” network, BuzzFeed is now a globally distributed digital media powerhouse read by 79 million people every month.”
  8. She Created Netflix’s Culture And It Ultimately Got Her Fired | “Patty McCord created Netflix’s revolutionary culture, treating employees ‘like fully formed adults,’ but did that culture force her out?”
  9. Our 47 Weirdest Charts From 2015 | “We made more than 1,500 charts in 2015 at FiveThirtyEight. Many were bar charts, line charts and scatterplots — but not all. Here are some of the more unusual graphics we published.”
  10. How Bon Appétit Shot Its March Issue With An iPhone | “For its Culture issue, Bon Appétit shot a 43-page spread with an iPhone—a heresy to print photography.”

Image: charts by FiveThirtyEight.