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The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #83

by | August 19, 2016, 3:29pm

  1. Advance praise for ‘Liminal Thinking’ by Dave Gray | “Liminal Thinking is a book about how to be mentally healthy, how to be present, and how to be a positive force in the world. But more simply, and more importantly, it’s a book about how to be.” –Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and To Sell is Human
  2. Introducing 1,000 Words, a podcast that describes internet pictures in binaural audio | “It’s a familiar problem for podcast listeners: a host vaguely references a picture or a video or something in their recording booth, but you can’t see what it is this person is talking about.”
  3. Great Artists Write | “Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly.”
  4. The evolution of physical music formats – an interactive timeline | “A celebration of the physical music format. Get physical with our interactive timeline which charts the evolution of tangible formats from Edison phonographic cylinders through various iterations of the vinyl record, onto magnetic tape and cassettes before finally plunging into the world of digital and optical discs.”
  5. Functional Mixtape Coffee Tables | “Catering to musicians and music lovers alike, Los Angeles-based company TAYBLES has created a functional piece of furniture that also acts as a nostalgic throwback to the time of homemade mixtapes. The trio of artists behind the company produces cassette tape coffee tables, each work crafted from hardwood and sealed with clear epoxy. Every table also comes with a classic cassette label affixed to the top, and LED lights hidden within the center of the mixtape’s holes.”
  6. Visualizations That Really Work | “Not long ago, the ability to create smart data visualizations, or dataviz, was a nice-to-have skill. For the most part, it benefited design- and data-minded managers who made a deliberate decision to invest in acquiring it. That’s changed. Now visual communication is a must-have skill for all managers, because more and more often, it’s the only way to make sense of the work they do.”
  7. The Ultimate Cheat Sheet of Photo & Image Sizes on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Other Social Networks [Infographic] | “What if you wanted to place text or an arrow on your Facebook cover photo without it getting covered by the profile photo? And what about the shared link thumbnails on Facebook or in-stream photos on Twitter… how big should those be? If you’re looking for a detailed guide to social media photo sizes — including recommended dimensions, minimum and maximum dimensions, image scale, and more — then this is it.”
  8. This filmmaker deep-dives into what makes your favorite cartoons tick | “Each video takes about two weeks for Williams to assemble. While the process varies from video to video, he typically starts by extensively reading and watching the material he’ll be critiquing. Throughout the process, he ‘[asks] questions and then [digs] through archives and interviews trying to answer those questions.’ He then animates the segments, puts together a script, records the VO, combines everything with bits of the source material, and finishes by uploading the completed video to YouTube.”
  9. Brag About How Many Books You’ve Read With This Scratch-Off Chart | “The poster features 100 literary classics, with covers partly obscured by gold foil. Since the point is to scratch that foil off as you read the books, there’s going to be some easy wins here.”
  10. Design.blog | “Features new stories every Thursday, starting 8/18 with Alice Rawsthorn, Cassidy Blackwell, Jessica Helfand, & John Maeda.”

Image: photo by TAYBLES, link #5.