Typography is all around, just we can't always see it.
Benedikt and Joey have a plan to scan satellite imagery and OpenStreetMap to discover letterforms '"written" into the topology of buildings, roads, rivers, trees, and lakes'.
A bit like "The Big Letter Hunt in the East End of London" book by Alessandra & Nieto Ferreira, but more ambitious and with a more programatic pipeline behind it.
In opting for "Aerial Bold",Benedikt (a Geomob alumnus) and Joey have dealt fabulously with the font naming challenge. As explained by Tobias Frere-Jones in excellent genealogy of fonts and font names, naming is not as trivial as it sounds.
Back them on Kickstarter.
This is awkward, as the Crew.com shows that side-projects can be more powerful "content marketing" tool than blogging.
More importantly, the post has excellent good tips on how to structure side-projects for maximum impact.
I'm deeply conflicted about Github. They seem to be an egregious example of toxic nerd culture.
The problem is,much like the bullies from Dropbox, the service is deeply entrenched part of the tech stack. Besides, this type of behaviour is so endemic, I sincerely doubt the alternative providers are any better.
Yet, there's some good stuff coming out of it too - like this very informative talk on code, teams and processes. Shame that the author is deeply implicated in the scandal that forced GitHub CEO to resign.
Remember to do as they say, but not as they do.
Great writeup by Rocket & Squash of Saltimporten Canteen in Malmo.
I wish something similar opened up in Berlin. Or that Saltimporten publish a cookbook. At least Bon Appetit has a few sample recipes.
Cover photo taken from the Aerial Bold Kickstarter page.