Come at me Bro!

One of the i's in the Team.

Don’t make stuff because you want to make money — it will never make you enough money. And don’t make stuff because you want to get famous — because you will never feel famous enough. Make gifts for people — and work hard on making those gifts in the hope that those people will notice and like the gifts.


Fascinating documentary about programmer and information activist Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide at 26.

(Thanks to Ed for the tip.)


Delivery (by No Weather)

Bill is fifty-two years old. He has a mountain man beard and delivers pizza round Brooklyn on a fixed-gear bike. Over the course of several shifts, this short film unveils an intriguing man rushing food to your door while it’s still hot and fresh. 

Tell yourself at every step in the design process that someone has undoubtedly already thought of this and what can you do to really set it apart. In design, and particularly logo design, the pessimistic axiom that “everything has already been done” is becoming more and more true, and it is only the virtuous designer who can continue to stand out in a sea of sameness.

The mother of all cock-ups?

KIEV, Ukraine — As news broke of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 being downed in eastern Ukraine, the separatist’s shadowy commander with a pencil mustache issued a dark warning on social media.

Through his account, Russia’s version of Facebook, the self-proclaimed defense minister of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Igor Girkin — who goes by the nom de guerre Igor Strelkov — boasted about shooting down a plane.

"We did warn you — do not fly in our sky," he wrote.

Thinking it was a Ukrainian transport plane, Strelkov added that “a plane has just been downed somewhere around Torez, it lays there behind the ‘Progress’ mine,” referring to the mining town of some 80,000 people.

“And here is the video proving another ‘bird’ falling down,” he continued. “The bird went down behind a slagheap, not in a residential district. So no peaceful people were injured,” Strelkov wrote, adding that there is also information about a Ukrainian military plane shot down.

However, Strelkov deleted the post when he found out it was actually a commercial jetliner carrying 295 innocent people — not a military aircraft.

Do not judge men by mere appearances; for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy.
- Edward Chapin  (via thatkindofwoman)


Barcelona GO! (by Rob Whitworth)

Timelapse artist Rob Whitworth takes his viewers on stunning, lightning-fast tours of some of the world’s most vibrant cities. 

On the cutting edge of timelapse photography since 2011, he uses architecture, local events, and swarming throngs of people to illustrate the uniqueness of his chosen cities.

Check out his other work on his website, including the fantastic This Is Shanghai and Traffic In Frenetic HCMC.


36 days of type

I noticed this open project over on Instagram recently, organised by Alejandro López Becerro. There’s a huge variety of characters to look through including just these 3D designs by Alejandro himself. 

While the main letters were going up in April/May the project still seems quite active. Search on #36daysOfType and #36days_<glyph name>.