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:
- It would seem that the conversation started with this article found on GOOD, Why We Can’t Let Design Become a Boys Club. (Also check out their list of 25 female designers and illustrators they love.)
- Much of the debate stemmed from Evan Stremke’s Momentus project—a project I’ve showed some excitement for in the past—which has an all-male contributor list. He personally addressed the issue here and here.
- We heard a couple of responses from females in the design world including Margot of Pitch Design Union, Melanie Richards of Fuzzco, Tiffany Rolfe of AdAge and Katie Kirk of Eight Hour Day.
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.
on an ironic note, only the men’s ‘freelance’ t-shirt sold out.
But the women’s is still available!