Weekly Design Links — 01/23/24

John Freeborn
4 min readJan 23, 2024

Some weeks there is just a lot out there. Maybe it’s the energy of the new year, maybe it’s random. Either way, enjoy the link bounty.


The Stunning Winners of the 2024 Close-Up Photographer of the Year Contest
The Top 100 winners gallery of Close-up Photographer of the Year 5 (2023)

A New Book Reveals Ernest Cole’s Clear-Eyed Photos of Civil Rights America
Cole kept this body of work largely secretive, and it was thought to be lost until 2017 when it turned up in Sweden. And now for the first time, the images are compiled in a book published by Aperture


Shepard Fairey and Randall Poster Keep The Birdsong Project Going Strong with a New Art Print Portfolio
The Birdsong Project: Art Print Portfolio is available now via Fairey’s Subliminal Projects shop with proceeds benefitting the National Audubon Society.