On my mind this week, 31st October 22

Five things that I've been thinking about this week.

1. Color palettes

Wes Anderson’s films stand out for their unique visual and narrative styles, and I’m a fan of the colour palettes that define each of his movies. Sometimes this attention to detail can go unnoticed in most films or is crudely added in post-production via colour LUTs. However, Anderson pays particular attention to these details. Imagine my delight stumbling across this collection of colour palettes based on scenes in Wes Anderson films. Kindly curated by Present & Correct.

 

2. Things To Do Before You Die

Reading this article on Huckberry made me stop and think about bucket lists in general. I don’t have one as I’m not one for predefined adventure, I prefer the adventure of discovery. It’s probably why I’m comfortable heading out without a planned route, whether cycling or problem-solving.

 

3. Rewards from Lazy Discipline

I received an email from David Hieatt and The DO Lectures letting me know they’ve added a new bonus lesson to the Lazy Discipline course I completed a couple of months back. This was brilliant for a few reasons. New knowledge is great. It drew me back to the platform. Provided extra, unexpected value. It keeps me engaged and loyal to DO Lectures, as they continuously provide great service. Get yourself on to the mailing list, they only send helpful stuff and go check their beautiful books too.

 

4. Record Covers

In his newsletter, Jeffery Saddoris highlighted Project Thirty-Three,  which celebrates excellent record cover designs from the likes of Saul Bass, Milton Glaser, and Reid Miles. In my opinion, these covers highlight the graphic design of the period perfectly. They are a shrine to circles and dots, squares and rectangles, and triangles, and the designers that make these shapes come to life on album covers.

 

5. Medium.com

I logged into my Medium account last week to read my good friend Sandra’s week notes and realise I’d not posted anything on the platform since 2016. A quick search reveals others in a similar position, plus many questions about whether the platform is still relevant. I like it, but I think I’ll keep posting here on my own blog. What are your thoughts?

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