Monday Quick Links: 10.10.11

There was an outpouring of love and sadness expressed over the passing of Steve Jobs, a true creative visionary, from within the creative world and beyond. Many, many beautiful words were written, with a greater and more profound impact than I could ever manage—see Frank Chimero, Russ Maschmeyer and Laura Vit.

Creative super couple Kate and Will are currently holding a fundraiser to help reduce the costs of medical bills incurred during Will’s cancer treatment. Though I’ve never met them in person, I’ve been following Kate’s blog for years, so I feel like I know them on some level. Hopefully I can do a small part to help by sending some of you awesome readers their way. They’re selling a selection of prints of both of their work on Etsy, so head on over and check it out.

Yes!: 9 languages all with a positive message.

If you contribute $30 or more to the purchase of The Lost Type Co-op’s Ribbon typeface—by Dan Gneiding—you’ll receive this lovely printed specimen book.

Can’t wait to get my hands on Iron Beasts Make Great Beauty, Gestalten‘s new book about the work of Studio on Fire.

Art Works is a new poster contest to support American jobs: Obama for America is seeking poster submissions from artists across the country illustrating why we support President Obama’s plan to create jobs now, and why we’ll re-elect him to continue fighting for jobs for the next four years. Make a contribution right here.

Andrew Kolb just launched the Neat Shop featuring a great selection of prints.

Monacle reports on Playtype Copenhagen, where e-Types has recently started selling fonts out of a shop around the corner from their office.

The Reginapolis Map: a New York City map composed of Regina Spektor lyrics.

Good Reads: He Said/She Said: Designing Together (with Eight Hour Day), Difficult People, To Be a Happy Entrepreneur, Build a Business That Meets Your Needs, Banishing Your Inner Critic, Steve Jobs and Paul Rand: The Impact of Confidence.


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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