Monday Quick Links: 06.27.11

First of all, I can’t do this week’s Quick Links without mentioning that New York finally passed the Marriage Equality Bill—woohoo! It was also incredibly serendipitous that the announcement was made during Pride Week and when the Empire State Building was lit up like a rainbow.

And on another serious topic, lately there has been quite a bit of chatter in the design community over gender roles, something that’s definitely been on my mind as of late. I read quite a few interesting opinions on the issue last week, so I thought I’d gather some of them all together in one place:

And on a lighter note, Freelance Ain’t Free t-shirts are now available! Get em while they’re hot!

Just in time for the fourth of July, Jon Contino offers up a patriotic desktop wallpaper over at The Fox is Black.

Attention young designers—this should be your bible: 34 Typographic Sins.

I discovered some gems in Brain Pickings’s article on the Best Daily Email Newsletters.

Two big announcements last week: The FPO Award winners and the A List Apart Web Design Survey findings.

These Pantone marker sets are high up on my wishlist.

Good Reads: What’s The Harm in Crowd Sourcing, Don’t Overthink It: 5 Tips for Daily Decision-Making, Science of Social Media Timing, On Keeping It Simple, Women’s Art of the Everyday.


Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now splits her time between developing brand identities for small businesses and soaking up (and passing along) as much inspiration as she possibly can.

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