I’m back to it after a week skiing in the French Alps, so here are a few things I thought were worth sharing this week.
Aggregating data using Airtable #
I often find myself opening old issues of these emails trying to hunt down the tools and articles I’ve mentioned. After reading that Airtable just raised $52M in funding, I had an idea.
Maybe I could aggregate all the content from these emails into an Airtable (effectively is a customisable spreadsheet), making a searchable tool to accompany the email.
Brain—tactics: The Table is the results of my very early efforts to catalog the various articles, tools, books, videos, songs, people etc mentioned in these emails. I hope you find it useful.
If you have any feedback or ideas of how I can make it better hit reply on this email! I plan on doing a few tutorials on using Airtable to do all sorts of stuff to help your business. There’s tons of cool templates to get you started in the meantime.
Also worth a read is How to build a content marketing pipeline and How to build a UX research system that runs on autopilot.
Netflix Sans a custom typeface by Dalton Maag #
Following their success with BBC Keith, South London type design studio Dalton Maag team up with Netflix to develop Netflix Sans. It seems like theres a growing trend for big brands and custom typefaces.
A Typeface is not a tool is something else I read recently on type which I enjoyed.
The first visual identity for UK parliment #
SomeOne designs a simpler, more coherent visual identity for UK Parliament. You can see the full case study on the SomeOne website.
A 101 on icon design #
A good read on getting icon design right by Slava Shestopalov.
For your ears #
I’ve been enjoying the sound of Rival Consoles this week. Particularly Ghosting. If you like Jon Hopkins, or anything which sounds big, is electronic and full of texture you’re bound to like his music.
Talking of Jon Hopkins, his new Album Singularity is released on 4th May, here’s Emerald Rush taken from the album. Love this new animation vibe.