Smells like design sales. A short post on A List Apart about win/lose pitch ratios and designers selling themselves. Some decent comments in the thread, too.
I don’t know what a big thinker is, and Forbes isn’t exactly a regular read, but this was interesting: The world in 2033: big thinkers and futurists share their thoughts.
A bird ballet. Beautiful.
“It’s not where you take things from — it’s where you take them to.”
— JEAN-LUC GODARD
Quoted from designmadeingermany.de.
As a healthier old age is supposed to await (most of) us, a professor argues that we should only work 25 hours a week.
“The way it is today, young people are slaving their way through work, looking forward to a long retirement. But why not move that retirement period around a bit so that young people get more valuable time off work?”
Clear night skies fascinate me, which is why I like this series of photo composites where French photographer Thierry Cohen matched darkened cityscapes with star-filled skies captured from remote locations. Via Kottke.
Branding’s cult-like culture. Danny Rogers, editor of advertising industry magazine Campaign, explained to the Today programme presenter John Humphrys that there is “an extreme version of living the brand.” Via @MatDolphin.
“You should bring something into the world that wasn’t in the world before. It doesn’t matter what that is. It doesn’t matter if it’s a table or a film or gardening — everyone should create. You should do something, then sit back and say, ‘I did that.’”
If I wore a cap, I’d doff it to Spencer Watson and his amazing indoor kite artistry.
It’s awful reading about how women are treated in India, so it’s a step in the right direction to see The Times of India giving attention to the issue with this spread: What’s the definition of manhood? Seen over on Social Design Notes.
A few good thoughts about working for prestige over on Luke Jones’ blog.
The logo that almost replaced the roundel. Thankfully, it didn’t.
Previously: From the reader #17