Tuesday, January 15, 2008

the email i sent to my student assistants yesterday

(I want you all to see these links, too)
Hi guys!

Here are some links that I hope you get a chance to check out:

1.) Richard St. John: Secrets of Success in 8 words, 3 minutes (video)
This is a TED talk and it was really motivational (for me, anyway).

2.) The 2007 Feltron Annual Report
Oh man, oh man. I've seen this guy's annual reports before — they are awesome! And unless you've already checked 'em out, they are like nothing that you are thinking in your head right now. This guy creates an annual report for his life each year. It's sheer brilliance.

3.) Michael Beirut Talks Typography with The Atlantic

Also, along the same lines, I watched Helvetica this weekend and it was so, so good! I really encourage you to check it out (especially Txxxx and Kxxxx; but Jxxxx I think you might dig it, too). It's inspiring and fun and informative and just great all around. It tells the story of Helvetica, both in its making, its impact, and its ongoing popularity through design phases.

Alright. Onwards and upwards. Hope you like the links.



REALJimBob said...

Thanks for these Mar, you always find the bestist links...

Link #2 has a trailing BR tag though.

emdot said...

Fixed! Thanks James. :)

Bodhi47 said...

the guy with the annual report? yeah, he's got too much time on his hands

emdot said...

yes? or maybe he doesn't spend too much time surfing the internets? cough! cough! :)