Loving the short videos on grammar from The New Yorker’s Comma Queen.
At the Voice, Tate became known for the slangy erudition he brought to bear on a range of topics, not just hip-hop and jazz but also science fiction, literary theory, movies, city politics, and police brutality. His best paragraphs throbbed like a party and chattered like a salon; they were stylishly jam-packed with names and reference points that shouldn’t have got along but did, a trans-everything collision of pop stars, filmmakers, subterranean graffiti artists, Ivory Tower theorists, and Tate’s personal buddies, who often came across as the wisest of the bunch.
I read Flyboy in the Buttermilk several times. Can’t wait to get my hands on Flyboy 2.
I do not know your name — but I know that a lot of people failed you that terrible January night and in the months that followed.
So proud of our VP for speaking up about this heart-breaking tragedy.
Jim Van Meer weighs in on the graphic design title in the new era:
In the 21st century, to be a designer means you are a typesetting psychologist with a proclivity for marketing strategy. You need to be a web designer and app developer, one of the elite Digerati, well versed at storytelling. You must be an experiential manipulator; able to use your design thinking skills to lead innovative endeavors others wish they had the wherewithal to accomplish. If these skills sets weren’t enough, you must be a futurologist as well. You have to see the forest despite the trees, and you have to be able to envision what is far over the horizon.
These are the books I wanted to get through this summer. The order starts with the ones I wanted to read first.
- Branded Interactions: Creating the Digital Experience by Marco Spies (reading)
- The Power of Letterforms: Handwritten, Printed, Cut or Carved, How They Affect Us All by Rosemary Sassoon
- A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George by Kelly Carlin (started to read)
- Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer
- Advertising Creative: Strategy, Copy, and Design by Tom Altstiel & Jean Grow
- InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign (2rd Edition) by Nigel French
- Letters of Credit: A View of Type Design by Walter Tracy (to be reread)
- The Sympathizer: A Novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen (started to read)