I should start my post stating that yes, I am a tad later than usual posting the best links. We had a long weekend tied up on our kids’ swim meet. But fear not, here are the best links for February.
A very interesting article on the relationship between boredom and creativity: How Being Bored Out of Your Mind Makes You More Creative.
Sometimes we can’t go where the geniuses teach. And sometimes those geniuses become more accessible. Read this: Legendary Architect Frank Gehry to Teach a MasterClass on Design.
If you know me, you know I have a soft spot for the sketching process. So, you will not be surprised that I am posting this gem: Delicate Sketches of the Original Peace Symbol to be Exhibited in London.
But these drawings will leave you speechless. Take a look at this article: Beautiful Brain: The Stunning Drawings of Neuroscience Founding Father Santiago Ramón y Cajal.
Perhaps more importantly this article explains how drawing allows you to have deeper sense of presence: Art and the Mind’s Eye: How Drawing Trains You to See the World More Clearly and to Live with a Deeper Sense of Presence.
And let’s also enjoy that The Met has made more than 375,000 images available through open access. Check this: Introducing Open Access at The Met.
This installation/exhibition is an exquisite combination of color, texture, and type. Take a look at this article: Forest of Numbers by Emmanuelle Moureaux.
February is Valentine’s day month and what could be more appropriate than this article titled 5 Handwritten Love Letters From Famous Designers?
Have thoughts of how to navigate and survive the end of the world? Check out this article then: Here’s The Perfect Tiny Home For Riding Out The End Times.
Some people age with wisdom, others not so much. Read this: Stefan Sagmeister’s Jokes Have Officially Gotten Old.
Need to frame some work? Read this: 5 Online Custom Framing Services for the Art and Design Lover.
Well, sometimes we feel not only curious but nostalgic, right? Or shall we say curiously nostalgic? Check this out: Is Nokia Making a ‘Smart’ Move Bringing the Dumb Phone Back?
And while we are at it, check out this post too: Nostalgic Lofree Keyboard Brings Back the Touch and Sound of Typewriters.
But let’s look into the future now: Designers, Here’s Your Chance To Redesign NYC For Driverless Cars.
When autonomous cars become a reality, they will dramatically impact the design of our cities. Take the opportunity to play a role in that.
Want to create change? Read about Antoinette Carroll from Ferguson, Missouri and how she is working with other designers to create change: Want To Fight Inequality? Forget Design Thinking.
Along these lines it seems that the current political climate has been a great source for creative and humorous magazine covers. Take a look at this article: It’s A Golden Age For Magazine Covers.
Lettering and/or Calligraphy
Still working while sitting? Take a look at this article then. It may help you change your mind: Sitting Is Deadly. Could Banning Chairs Help?
A great article about how to get started as a designer by Julie Zhuo, Product design VP at Facebook titled The Beginning of your Design Career.
Love fashion? This article is for you then: How A Former “Vogue” Assistant Created The First Fashion Search Engine.
Ever wonder what happens after Kickstarter fame? I do too. Read this article: What Comes After Kickstarter Fame? If You’re Lucky, The MoMA Store.
Feel like taking a trip? This might be a good time. Check out this article: Argentina Announced An Awesome Money-Saving Travel Deal.