Thank you @daveaddey from the Internet you’ve made my evening. Thank you for analysing fonts from sci-fi. You are wonderful.
Well not exactly. But there’s many parallels in his talk about achieving deliciousness in the kitchen. All you have to do is replace the odd word here and there, and he could be talking about what it’s like to work in a decent agency: what the tradeoffs and sacrifices are, the importance of failure, and the feeling that you want to vomit sometimes.
Well worth spending 15 minutes with…
I’m a huge fan of Lucky Peach which is the magazine that his group publishes. I’m not a massive food nerd, but it’s one of the few publications that I read every single page of when I get one. It’s always full of great design, photos and writing.
Only one word. Outstanding.
via: Boing Boing
This is what it sounds like when you help a group of Asylum Seekers DJ with the tracks from their phones.
Mixed groups of arab adolescent men, african women, eastern european families with childeren and elderly people all participated in what resembled an unfamiliar wedding party. Each new song that was played introduced a different traditional or less traditional dance to the floor, which was then interpreted by the others, or simply denied in favour of cheerful improvisation.
I love this for so many reasons.
This had been kicking around for a bit, unfinished, and unloved. But as soon as I stopped going to work I knew I could kick it out in an hour or two. Please enjoy.
The Chokehold of Calendars is well worth a read.
In my experience, most people don’t schedule their work. They schedule the interruptions that prevent their work from happening. In the case of a business like ours, what clients pay us to make and do happens in the cracks between meetings, or worse, after business hours.
And I’ve often thought about this:
“I’m adding a meeting” should really be “I’m subtracting an hour from your life.”
What if meeting organizers had to ‘pay’ for the time they used from the assembled participants? And how the participants valued the meeting had a kind of multiplier effect on the cost to the organizer?
Meetingville – it’s going to be huge :-)