Weekly thoughts, 21st November, 22

Things that I've been thinking about this week.

1. Typefaces

This week I stumbled across this article 40 fonts that will be popular with designers in 2023 on Creative Boom. Refreshingly this is more than just a list of typefaces

2. Theseus’ Ship

The Ship of Theseus has cropped up several times in very different circumstances in the last couple of weeks. For those not familiar with the story, think Triggers’ Broom. This led me to consider whether a person working at a company for a long time, through multiple changes in leadership and strategy, is still working for the same company.

3. Newsletters

Recently I’ve been enjoying email newsletters again. My inbox is as full as everyone else’s, so I’ve been reading these via Substack. It isn’t a newsletter aggregator but more of a mini-publishing platform. A couple I would recommend would be Iterations By Jeffery Saddoris and Austin Kleon by Austin Kleon.

4. Disturbing, beautiful explorations

Tobias Gremmler is an artist whose work is both beautiful and disturbing simultaneously. He has been exploring animal shapes and motions, which are mesmerising

5. Social networks turning into social media

When social networks became social media, the algorithm changed our behaviour. Valeria Maltoni highlights this shift in this article.

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