Monday Load of Links

Ease into your Monday with some great design reads from far and wide

Do designers limit themselves by favouring a handful of typefaces?

Seth Godin always has something interesting to say, feeling like an imposter?

I always love to browse through the Muji store down Broadway when I’m in New York, check out how they accomplish just the appropriate amount of branding.

Michael Bierut has a new book out, check out this excerpt on how he chooses a typeface.

The subtle art that differentiates good designers from great designers. It’s not beards.

The Design Kids is a great resource not only for design students and recent graduates, but also for old codgers like me. Frankie Ratford has been (and continues to be) on a long, strange journey to how she put together her amazing site.

Dumbo Feather is a great Australian magazine that always features incredible interviews with amazing people. This interview with Humanist Jaron Lanier is a particularly thoughtful, standout piece.

Paul Sahre is one of my design heroes and he has a new book out. This is a great discussion with him on the process.

A look at the work of Jamie Hewlett, one half of the Gorrillaz project.

Design is Kinky was one of the very first dedicated Australian design sites. It turns twenty this year and is celebrating with a 200+ page book. You can help support its release and be one of the first to receive a copy, by pledging to the Kickstarter campaign.

The age old question for designers, to code or not to code.

Speaking of which, I’ve been polishing up on some of my online skills set and Superhi has been a great teaching resource.

I love arabic calligraphy, this is simply sublime.

The process that goes into designing an appropriate book cover.

Whenever I’m feeling anxious or in a low mood, this picture (and the video at the top) have been my go to distractions of late.

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