Blog diary

News, updates and interesting links.

Choose your own adventure

26th November, 2019

There are little over fifty days to go. We've introduced six speakers, with two more (and a couple of other sessions) to announce soon. Our lineup is incomplete, and yet we've never been more excited.

Fairytale of New Adventures

13th December, 2018

The conference returns next year —\_and next year is in the future, so it's likely not really on your mind yet. More pressing for most is the heavily task-oriented distraction they call Christmas.

Stream

Regular quicklinks to things we find interesting and valuable.

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.

12th February, 2019 #

Jeremy considers beauty, moving from Rams to Sagmeister and ending with Keats. If you like this, we also recommend reading John Berger's The White Bird.

22nd January, 2019 #

Few really communicate the grain of the web like Jeremy Keith. His recent State Of The Browser talk is a powerful reminder that we must build the future of the web together.