Welcome to the 2nd issue of Inspired By. I was planning on sending a new update every Sunday, but I came across so much new cool stuff, I thought: why not send one right now? 😎Let’s jump in!
📺 Abstract Season 2
This Netflix series goes inside the minds of the world’s greatest designers, showcasing the most inspiring visionaries from a variety of disciplines whose work shapes our culture and future. The last episode showcases type designer Jonathan Hoefler, I can’t wait!
Abstract: The Art of Design | Netflix Official Site
Step inside the minds of the most innovative designers in a variety of disciplines and learn how design impacts every aspect of life.
📕 Papillon — Henri Charrière
This autobiographical novel written by Henri Charrière (Papillon), published in 1969, covers a 14-year period where Papillon gets incarcerated and escapes several times from the most brutal prisons in South America.
I saw that the remake of the Papillon movie, with Rami Malek (!), was on Netflix, so I decided to read the book first. I thought it was very good. Better than the movie even, although that was good too. I do think it would’ve worked better as a mini-series, because for the movie they re-wrote his adventures left many thing out.
Papillon by Henri Charrière
Henri Charrière, called “Papillon,” for the butterfly tattoo on his chest, was convicted in Paris in 1931 of a murder he did not commit. …
Maelstrom is a reverse-stress design by Klim Type Foundry. The strokes you expect to be thick are instead thin, and vice-versa. Bethany Heck wrote a very cool in-depth article about her design process using this typeface. See it in use at the 🔝 of this issue.
Maelstrom Fonts · Klim Type Foundry
Maelstrom is a forceful, reversed-contrast display typeface. Test the free fonts, see them in use, read about their design and buy for Desktop, Web & App.
🤟 Hello Monday
Hello Monday is a creative studio that makes digital (and magical) ideas, products and experiences for brands like Google, Lyft, T-Mobile and National Geographic. Their work is always full of lovely little details and they just released a new website, check it out:
Hello Monday is a creative studio in New York, Copenhagen, and Aarhus that handcrafts digital (and magical) products, brands, and experiences.
📺 Gravity Falls
My daughter and I have been watching this series on Disney+ for the past few weeks and I really liked it! I can’t believe how I missed this series a few years ago. The stories are so well written, covering classic mysteries, myths, ’80s references and more. And each episode has hidden cryptograms!
👉 See the trailer
Able Parris is a New York-based Designer and Creative Director with ~15 years experience leading teams to design award-winning global platforms, invent products, and launch brands. Check out his cool work for brands like Adidas, VW.com and Taco Bell.
WTF.studio — Able Parris
The creative practice of NYC-based designer and creative director, Able Parris
Batman’s arch nemesis gets his own origin story and I can’t wait to see him portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, one of my favorite actors.
☕️ AeroPress Go
I’ve been making coffee with my AeroPress for a few years and love it. Now they’re releasing a compact travel version, although the original isn’t really that big, but it now comes with (and fits inside) a mug. I’m intrigued!
AeroPress Go - The Better Travel Coffee Press
The AeroPress Go is thoughtfully engineered to provide all the delicious brewing capabilities of the original AeroPress plus a convenient drinking mug that doub
That’s all for the 2nd issue of Inspired By. Hope you liked it and see you next time! ✌️