Yesterday I was at the 🍸UX Cocktail Hour and saw a very interesting talk about designing with data. Joris van Kruijssen, co-founder of Relive, talked about how they handle their customers’ data to come up with new ideas.
Relive helps you track, pin, and create visual stories to share with family and friends while you’re taking in nature. Pretty cool, check it out:
🏔 GT Alpina
Another sweet micro-site by Grilli Type, this time for GT Alpina, a super family variable typeface with seventy (!) fonts.
GT Alpina by Grilli Type â Download Free Trial Fonts
GT Alpina proudly calls itself a workhorse serif, but delights in playing with the very meaning of that concept. It reaches into the grab bag of typographic history to resurrect shapes some may falsely see as too expressive, resulting in a meticulous family melding these distinct shapes with a pragmatic execution.
🌎 World Travel: An Irreverent Guide by Anthony Bourdain
The late Anthony Bourdain was working on a travel guide and his co-author is finishing it. Readers will get unfiltered insight into how certain destinations came to be his favorites, plus “essential advice on how to get there, what to eat, where to stay and, in some cases, what to avoid,” (via Kottke)
Anthony Bourdain Travel Guide Will Be Released in October: Get a First Look | PEOPLE.com | PEOPLE.com
World Travel by Anthony Bourdain and Laurie Woolever will go on sale Oct. 13
💝 Looking at letters
Frank Chimero is back to blogging and wrote a well written article explaining how to look at letters when selecting a typeface. This is part of a series where he’s documenting the process of redesigning his website.
By the way, Frank wrote a nice book – The Shape of Design – in 2012, which you can read online here.
Frank Chimero · Redesign: Looking at Letters
Frank Chimero’s Personal Website
📘 Five Books – The best books on everything
If you’re looking for the best books on any topic, Five Books has the world’s largest collection of expert book recommendations.
Five Books | The Best Books Recommended by Leading Experts
Experts recommend the best books on their subject
🇳🇱 Dutch Graphic Roots
A tribute to the generation of designers that formed the basis of the success of Dutch graphic design. The latest article covers Ootje Oxenaar, famous for designing the Dutch banknotes.
✅ Design System Checklist
An open-source checklist to help you plan, build and grow your design system. This website is a collection of best practices to help you build extensive and robust design systems wherever you work.
Design System Checklist
An open-source checklist to help you plan, build and grow your design system.
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