There are so many links I come across and there is not enough time to write longer posts about all of them. Borrowing an idea from Ben Dowdy and his Misfill feature at The Pen Addict, I have started sharing these links in a blog post with a short description about why each article is interesting for authors.
- Powell’s says it won’t sell books on Amazon anymore (OregonLive) – To celebrate Independent Bookstore Day, my hometown bookstore says they will stop selling through their Seattle-based competitor.
- What Font Is That? (Field Notes) – To create their water transfer decal, the team at Field Notes searched through government documents and design manuals in search of the source of the famous National Park script typeface.
- How to pick more beautiful colors for your data visualizations (Datawrapper) – This is a great post on how to use color better in the work you do. The tips include…Avoid pure colors. Data visualization designers love a combination of yellow, orange, and red with blue. Borrow palettes from movies and nature.
- North Pacific Logbook (100r.co) – This logbook records a passage from Japan to Canada that was made early this year. There are posts every three or four hours across the entire journey. The writing is interesting. I found it riveting in both the drama of sailing a small sailboat across the ocean. It’s equally interesting to see how circumstances and emotions rise and fall like waves on the water.
- Issac Newton’s College Notebook (University of Cambridge) – You can read the notes that Newton took between 1663 and 1666, while studying mathematics at Cambridge.
- Momentum (momentumdash.com) – I love this homepage extension for Chrome. It features a beautiful nature photo that changes each day, a big clock , and an inspirational quote. You can also enter your ONE Thing and see that every time you open a new tab.