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News, updates and interesting links.
28th January, 2020
The first coverage from last week's conference is beginning to surface, and we've a dedicated page to collate it all.
7th June, 2019
A sagacious exploration of the metaphors we've borrowed from architecture, uncovering how to build resilient, performant, accessible structures that work with the grain of the web.
30th May, 2019
We're excited to share Ethan Marcotte's urgent talk concerning the web as an agent of power, its potential to do harm, the changing nature of our work, and the need for hope.
Regular quicklinks to things we find interesting and valuable.
29th January, 2020 #
Yes, another article about design systems, but you know our angle by now. With Architects, gardeners, and design systems, Jeremy Keith adds his voice to those wondering if this relentless pursuit of efficiency will edge us closer to redundancy.
10th January, 2020 #
Our friend, Frank Chimero, is writing almost daily about his live redesign. Every post is worth your time, but this dive into typeface selection — specifically typographic atmosphere and setting criteria — is exceptional. Few can articulate this stuff like Frank.
3rd January, 2020 #
In Systems, Mistakes, and the Sea, Robin Rendle finds that most design systems are like hyperobjects (one of our favourite ways to think about overwhelming things) within which we must see ourselves and our mistakes.
1st January, 2020 #
If the world is a mess, why isn’t angry music more culturally present? Frank Chimero goes in search of caustic music for the times and finds two EPs from Dry Cleaning, "that feel completely appropriate for the Brexit era."
18th December, 2019 #
Almost a year on from The World-Wide Work, Ethan Marcotte reflects on that brave talk and considers what's happened since — the hope he feels as workers continue to organise, and his frustration at the aggressive response from tech companies.
17th December, 2019 #
Rob Weychert is generating a unique color scheme for every day of the last 30 years. "Colors would change with the seasons and fade over time. In effect, every single day of the past 30 years would have a unique color scheme, each day looking slightly different than the day before."
17th February, 2019 #
Patterns in Islamic Art draws from the rich heritage of architectural decoration in the Islamic world. The collected geometric patterns and borders are an inspirational treat.