November 21st: Weekly Design Links

“No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.” ― Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

T is for Tuesday? No, T is for Tank, from Atari’s Combat

Last week I announced my book, 8-Bit ABCs. It is exactly what you think it is. The digital version is free (on Apple iTunes, Kindle, ePub or PDF) but if you love the project, you can pre-order a physical copy of the book. Only 10 more days before the pre-order is over.

Happy Thanksgiving. A short work week is a good thing after a long, hectic year. I hope you all embrace the time off. I will try.

Time for the links, that’s why we are here


Liquid Gold Appears to Flow, Drip, and Drain Through Galleries by Vanderlei Lopes •

Work & Life

Building the Case for Diversity: Key Takeaways from New Adobe Research Report •

Trigger Warning: Breakfast •

How to stay sane as a designer •

Web Design/UX/UI

The User Experience of Blockchain •

Gestalt Theory for UX Design: Principle of Proximity •

The anatomy of a CTA button in 2017 •


BLACK BOX II / Natalie Dionne Architecture •

Huangshan Mountain Village / MAD Architects •

AOR Present Proposals for a Church Which Doubles as a Pedestrian Bridge, Spanning a Finnish River •


This Is How The Practical Miniatures For Blade Runner 2049 Were Created •

Matereality: A Mesmerizing Short Film of Macro Magnetism Captured by Roman De Giuli •

Product/Industrial Design

Form Us With Love uses recycled wood and plastic to create sustainable IKEA chair •

The Fraggle Rock Collection Chocolate Bars •

Seven of the best collectible designs at The Salon Art + Design New York 2017 •

Industrial Design: Taptop Computer Concept •

This ‘Weirdly Awesome’ Clothing Line Mashes Up Fashion and Candy •

Graphic Design/Identity

Coca-Cola x Adobe Collaboration by Vasjen Katro •

New Logo and Identity for SM Entertainment •

Everyday Practice •

New Logo and Identity for Annecy by Graphéine •


Giant Bear •

Watercolor Illustrations That Trace the Dark and Light Elements of Storybook Myths by Amber Ma •

and that’s this weeks pull, give a clap for the effort (please)




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