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A Typeface for the Underground – London Reconnections

The typeface was, of course, Johnston Sans and, although Eiichi didn’t know it at the time, it was a typeface created by Edward Johnston and unique to the London Underground. It was this typeface that helped motivate him into becoming … Continue reading

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The Typography of Speed — re:form — Medium

Among other very insightful comments, he questioned my decision to bring the terminals [the tip-ends of the ‘S’] all the way around. His point was that it seemed out of character with the style. He was right. So, I went … Continue reading

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Work Habits at Apple – Ole Begemann

Melton: Oh, Christ! Yeah, exactly, I couldn’t do that. I had to do something right away. I said in the article that I wrote for The Loop magazine, when Steve asked you a question you didn’t ramble and whatever you … Continue reading

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Spark | Open source IoT toolkit

Spark | Open source IoT toolkit.

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The Sound So Loud That It Circled the Earth Four Times – Facts So Romantic – Nautilus

The Sound So Loud That It Circled the Earth Four Times – Facts So Romantic – Nautilus.

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Beautiful Reactions

Beautiful Reactions.

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Defensive Pessimism

I often describe myself as an optimistic pessimist; I guess it’s really defensive pessimism at work. But still, I like the ring of optimistic pessimist better.  When you plan for the worst, things will almost never go that badly—there’s no … Continue reading

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Electronic Music History

EarlyE.com Points of Study for early electronic music “Electronic music: a generic term describing music that uses electronically generated sound or sound modified by electronic means, which may or may not be accompanied by live voices or musical instruments, and … Continue reading

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Johnnyswim

Once you’re able to see this three-song set by the band Johnnyswim, NPR Music will have published exactly 350 Tiny Desk Concerts — so we’ve developed a pretty good sense of when a set will stick in our memories for … Continue reading

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Usman Riaz

This is simply astonishing. Watch twenty seconds and you’ll be sucked into the world of Usman Riaz, an immensely talented 23-year-old Pakistani musician who will change your perception of how a guitar can sound and be played. What’s more remarkable … Continue reading

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