A curated list of those design news and artifacts, bits and pieces that made it in the second week of February 2016. This is our first edition, so bear with us for a while and we’ll get better. Leave a comment if you find something interesting or if you find we missed something important.
We’re not alone — First, a few other weekly compilations and roundups:
- Cool Hunting \coolhunting.com
- Weekly Makers Roundup \core77.com
- What we’re Reading \core77.com
- Best of the Web \designsponge.com
- Friday Links \betterlivingthroughdesign.com
Who’s Marrying Who? — Bloomberg compiled a list of long-term human relationships and exposed the results in an interactive graphic. To find out who you are likely to marry beside “the first person who agrees to,” just type “designers” in the box. \bloomberg.com
Maybe that’s why — Speaking of marriage, let’s raise the question: Why? Could it be because there’s an awesome design behind that lingerie? \fastcodesign.com
IxD — What should an Interaction Designer do to get hired? What they do, don’t and should be doing. A “vital” guide. \webdesignledger.com
Movie Titles with a Negative Twist — Some popular movie titles re-invented in black and white, using negative space to convey the message. \fubiz.net
Imaginary Creatures — Bugs with personality. \behance.net
How to Brand — A tutorial on better branding designs. That’s if you believe in unicorns: “Branding is what will take your horse and not simply tie a horn to it, but turn it into a true unicorn—magical abilities and all.” \tutsplus.com
Open that email! — How to design emails that will be opened. \tutsplus.com
Cuban Beauty — Photos from Cuba: a “different and stronger atmosphere.” \fubiz.net
In a Galaxy Far, Far Away — Someone made a “map [of] the staggering complexity of Star Wars, across 125,000 data points and 35,000 years.” \fastcodesign.com
An Infinite Pencil — The Tsunago sharpener. Long live the short yet infinite pencil. A must-watch video. \core77.com
Everyone Needs Heroes — Celebrity culture among web designers: the good, the bad and the ugly. \webdesignerdepot.com
That’s all for this week. We’ll be back … next week.
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