#19 - Collecting Braun appliances

Hi folks,

Here are a few things I thought were worth sharing this week:

  1. Collector Tom Strong spent over 50 years assembling an incredible 250-piece collection of Braun appliances, designed by the great Dieter Rams. Here’s an interview with Strong about his obsession with industrial design’s great minimalist. The Strong collection is on display at Vitsoe London until 6th October.

  2. How new font technologies will improve the web takes a look at the rise of parametric fonts, or “responsive type” if you like. A good example is Spectral; the first Google font turned parametric using Prototypo.

  3. This might be the best colour palette generator out there. It uses a colour generator algorthim to create an infinite scroll of colour combinations. First you have to pick your 50 favourite colours in order to start “training” the software.

  4. Up your kerning game with this cool tool by Method of Action.

  5. For your ears: Charlotte Gainsbourg directs and stars in the video for her new song Deadly Valentine alongside musician Dev Hynes. The video “portraying romantic rites of passage with a dark twist”. I’ve had it on repeat. Her upcoming album “Rest” will no doubt be a big hit. The album is produced by Ed Banger Records’ SebastiAn and features Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft Punk.

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