Lego maps

John Nelson‘s blog post on Lego-ified maps inspired me to play around with some satellite imagery myself. John’s description of the process is very clear and easy to follow. The only thing I’d add is a recommendation to use a graphics software that has a function to “Pixelate” or “Downsample” images. I used on … Continue reading Lego maps

Finds V

→ What it’s like to read with dyslexia People with dyslexia, or reading disorder, struggle to read texts because their brains have problems processing language. Daniel Britton, a typeface designer and dyslexic, set out to create a typeface that would allow people not affected by the condition to experience what it might feel like to … Continue reading Finds V

Logo look-alikes

Few days ago, Spencer Chen posted this picture on Twitter: and commented: Nothing is original, esp. in #design. (btw, these are NOT the logos of Medium, AirBNB, Flipboard, and Beats) That’s right. Spencer’s photograph contains the names of the institutions those logos belong(ed) to: a publishing company, a drive-in, an oil company and a city in Germany. … Continue reading Logo look-alikes

Finds IV

→ Reconsider Schumpeter, disruption, break things, unicorns eating the world. This article by David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of Ruby on Rails and founder of Basecamp, on starting up is the opposite: “Part of the problem seems to be that nobody these days is content to merely put their dent in the universe. No, they have … Continue reading Finds IV