The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #70

  1. How A Color Designer Creates The Perfect Backdrop For Famous Art | “At major museums around the world, the color experts at Farrow & Ball train their discerning eye on the walls behind the artwork.”
  2. Tobias Frere-Jones: On North Carolina’s HB2 | “Education has been a part of my career for over twenty years. As a student, I was fortunate to have the support of established professionals, and I try to repeat that generosity in my own teaching and academic visits. So I was happy to accept an invitation from Associate Professor and Chair Department of Art + Visual Studies, Tammy Evans to speak at Winston-Salem State University later this month.”
  3. Colour Wheels, Charts, and Tables Through History | “Featured below is a chronology of various attempts through the last four centuries to visually organise and make sense of colour. A wide variety of forms and methods are represented: from simple wheels to multi-layered pyramids, from scientific systems to those based on the hues of human emotion.”
  4. Finally, The Golden Ratio Gets Its Own Coloring Book | “Venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo creates meticulously detailed drawings of the Fibonacci spiral in nature—now, you can color along.”
  5. MoMA to Abolish Architecture and Design Galleries | “New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is closing its galleries dedicated to architecture and design. The museum is famous, of course, for having the first sustained department of architecture and design of any museum in the world… Since at least the 1960s, MoMA has had dedicated spaces reserved for its vast—and ever expanding—collection of nearly 30,000 architectural models, works on paper, design objects, and interiors like the Frankfurt Kitchen. These galleries, along with the Edward Steichen Photography and Paul J. Sachs Drawings galleries, are what the museum calls ‘medium-specific’ galleries. These rooms will be absorbed into larger spaces devoted to general exhibitions and displays of the museum’s collection.”
  6. The dark side of Guardian comments | “As part of a series on the rising global phenomenon of online harassment, the Guardian commissioned research into the 70m comments left on its site since 2006 and discovered that of the 10 most abused writers eight are women, and the two men are black. Hear from three of those writers, explore the data and help us host better conversations online”
  7. We Are Singing Stardust | “Carl Sagan on the Story of Humanity’s Greatest Message and How the Golden Record Was Born.”
  8. Virus trading cards | “This week I made a set of virus trading cards! Viruses are surprisingly symmetrical, and I love them because they remind me of a biological version of snowflakes. Each trading card shows you the structure of the viral capsid – the protein shell protecting the genetic material inside a virus.” (via
  9. Mysterious Stacks of Books | “Shaheryar Malik has left stacks of books from his own library at popular destinations all over New York City. He doesn’t stick around to see if anyone takes one of his books, nor does he re-visit his stacks. Instead he leaves a bookmark with his email address printed on it inside each book, in the hopes that he’ll hear back from whomever decided to pick that book up.”
  10. A Fallen Tree Bench By Benjamin Graindorge | “Allegorizing the true DNA of an arboreal form and playing with wood as a living material, French artist Benjamin Graindorge created the sculpture ‘Fallen Tree’.”

Image: Richard Waller’s “Tabula Colorum Physiologica” via Wikimedia Commons, link #3.