Monday Quick Links: 04.09.12

Abstract City, a compilation of 16 of Christoph Neimann’s popular New York Times visual essays, is now available for sale.

Fast Company is launching a new design and innovation competition.

Fontshop has released a Beta version of their Photoshop plugin that allows you to preview any of their fonts (150,000+) for free, in your own projects.

Startups, this is how design works. An excellent guide by Wells Riley.

A great project by a new design studio in the UK: Butcher’s Hook Make Your Mark.

I’m a big fan of the PS22 Chorus, a choir of 5th graders from Staten Island. The group has been in the news quite a bit in the last year, most recently because of a new documentary that will be screened at the Tribeca Film Frstical, Once in a Lullaby.The Heads of State is responsible for the artwork.

I can’t believe it’s baseball season already, but you can be prepared to keep track of your favorite team’s stats using Jared Fanning’s Baseball Season Tracker.

Frank Chimero has updated his shop with all sorts of goods related to his forthcoming book, The Shape of Design.

I just came across this book, Andrew Kuo: What Me Worry, which was released last year in early 2011. I’ve been a fan of his infographics for The New York Times for quite awhile, so I’m happy to see them compiled in one offline place.

Good Reads: The Six Most Important Ideas from AEA Seattle 2012,Why Entrepreneurial Thinking Is For Everyone Now,How Facebook Finds The Best Design Talent, And Keeps Them Happy.