💻 The UX of LEGO Interface Panels
These iconic, low-resolution designs are the perfect tool to learn the basics of physical interface design. Armed with 52 different bricks, let’s see what they can teach us about the design, layout and organisation of complex interfaces.
👹 Like Hell I Won’t
The story of rebel icon Todd McFarlane (Spawn, Image Comics) who fought against the status quo to upend the comics and toy industries. I was never that into the Spawn stories (I was more into Marvel…) but the artwork is amazing. So much fun to see the 90s Spider-Man with the extreme webbings again too.
📕 Kissa by Kissa
Craig Mod wrote a book about walking 1,000+km of the countryside of Japan along the ancient Nakasendō highway, the culture of toast (toast!), and mid-twentieth century Japanese cafés called kissaten.
Sold out in just over 48 hours, but a second edition is coming later this year.
Kissa by Kissa – SPECIAL PROJECTS (craigmod.com)
Note — August 7th: It’s 3am here and it looks like the books are about to sell out — WOW. Thank you all! This is bonkers. I did NOT think they’d go in just over 48 hours. I … clearly underestimated the demand for an expensive, esoteric book about walking in Japan and toast. The best way to stay on top of if we do a 2nd
I love a nice looking 🌎 (or 🌝 or 🪐) on a website. And GlobeKit is a toolkit to get started with this. GlobeKit enables developers to quickly bring animated and interactive globes to the web. Built by Rally.
GlobeKit enables developers to quickly bring animated and interactive globes to the web.
🎨 A Guide for Working with Design Freelancers and Creative Studios
This a handy, and extensive, guide written for clients looking for design services.
A Guide for Working with Design Freelancers and Creative Studios | Designer Fund
Nearly every startup needs creative help at some point in their lifecycle—often during key inflection points, such as raising funds, upleveling into a new market, or communicating who they are to the world for the very first time. Freelancers, studios, and agencies can also be more than just an extra pair of hands; they can be strategic thought partners, helping you create work that is core to your business.
🔬 The Exploratorium
Branding agency Collins wrote a case story about The Exploratorium, so much more than a science museum.
The Exploratorium is so much more than a science museum | COLLINS
Change for any organization is never easyâespecially if youâve been around for 50 years. Growth creates relevance and fuels your mission. How do you keep the soul of the organization intact while charting new futures to build?
🕵️♂️ Perry Mason
This HBO-series follows the origins of American Fiction’s most legendary criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason. A (hardboiled/noir) legal drama set in 1932 Los Angeles starring Matthew Rhys (The Americans) and John Lithgow.
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