Welcome to the 3rd issue of Inspired By. What was cool this week? Lots! Let’s goooo!
📺 Eddie Murphy is back!
I’ve probably seen Delirious & Raw a million times so I’m very happy to hear that Eddie Murphy is going to do stand-up again! He talked about it in this episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and he’s got a new movie coming out out on Netflix Oct 25th. Plus he’s working on a sequel to Coming to America! 🤯
Interstate is a sans-serif typeface designed by Tobias Frere-Jones and released through Font Bureau in 1993. The design of Interstate was based on the letters found on US highway signs. It works well as a signage font due to its clear legibility at a distance and clearly-differentiated letterforms. See it in use at the 🔝 of this issue.
📗 The Testaments
I haven’t read The Handmaid’s Tale (originally published in 1985) but I’ve seen (and love) the dystopian TV-series. This book picks up the story more than fifteen years later, can’t wait to read it.
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
In this brilliant sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the questions that have tantalized readers for …
❑ Smooth shadows
A small CSS tip: this is a nicer way to render shadows (via Stephan).
Smoother & sharper shadows with layered box-shadows | Tobias Ahlin
With a simple CSS trick, we can get fine-tuned control over how shadows are rendered, and create richer and more realistic 3D effects
🎂 The Digital Marble Cake (In Dutch 🇳🇱)
Bram is Senior Creative bij Hoppinger en schreef een artikel over de toekomst van digital design (inclusief zijn ervaring bij Lego House ✌️).
The Digital Marble Cake - Bram van Rijen - Medium
Thoughts on where design might be going
📒 Field Notes Autumn Edition
These notebooks have been on my radar for years, but I’ve never bought them, because the shipping cost are about the same as 3 notebooks cost, but they do look very nice!
Autumn Trilogy | Field Notes
The “Autumn Trilogy” Edition is perfectly simple, but the process that made it that way was anything but. Three beautiful covers, all with a vellum finish.
📸 Analog Is Heavy
After 15 years working closely with agencies, design studios and start-ups, photographer & art director Julia Parris founded Analog is Heavy to bring thoughtful, vibrant storytelling to tech, beauty, and lifestyle brands.
Analog is Heavy, a NYC-based creative studio with a focus on photography
Founded by Julia Parris, Analog is Heavy collaborates with creative teams on all things photography.
👨🎨 Steve Simpson
With over 30 years experience, Steve Simpson is renowned for his hand lettered packaging design, whimsical characters and illustrated barcodes. Love his work, go check it here:
Clever and viciously funny, Fleabag is a touching, wildly inventive comedy-series about a complicated young woman in London. It won 3 Emmys and the writer/actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge is hosting SNL this weekend. Here are some funny clips:
That’s all for the 3rd issue of Inspired By. Hope you liked it and see you next time! ✌️