Twitter Digest for Week Ending 2011-10-23


Steel Wire Sculptures

By Gavin Worth:

[W]hile I can appreciate postmodernism and pop culture in art, it always seems like a cop out to me. It seems to get its meaning as much from what it says it’s not instead of what it is. Just say a thing, say a real thing that you believe. Put yourself out there. And I believe that people glimpsed in honest moments are very, very beautiful.


Average Font

Average Font from moritz resl on Vimeo.

This project shows what a font would look like if it consisted of all typefaces installed on my system. Every character from a to z is drawn using every single font with a low opacity. In total there are over 900 typefaces in my library. I didn’t exclude the ugly ones.

By Moritz Resl.

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

John Lilly:

One of the best pieces of advice I ever got, back when I was 23 and newly out of school, is this: look around and figure out who you want to be on your team. Figure out the people around you that you want to work with for the rest of your life. Figure out the people who are smart & awesome, who share your values, who get things done — and maybe most important, who you like to be with and who you want to help win. And treat them right, always. Look for ways to help, to work together, to learn. Because in 20 years you’ll all be in amazing places doing amazing things.