Quick Links: 04.04.14

Quick Links: 04.04.14 / Austin Kleon / on Design Work Life

I really enjoyed this week’s interview with Austin Kleon on The Great Discontent.

This video showing how lettering is painted on city streets is pretty surprising. I never took the time to think about what the process might be before now, but I never would have guessed this was the way. via Kottke

FontShop is working on a new website, and they’re bringing us along for the ride. Here are their initial thoughts.

There was a lot of noise this week about a high school student who proclaimed that the U.S. government could save hundreds of millions of dollars each year just by switching their typeface to Garamond. Thomas Phinney wrote a really interesting response.

IXD Checklist is a helpful tool that can be used to keep yourself on track while working through interaction design projects.

Between the written content, and the page’s engaging design, I loved reading the Teehan+Lax story about their work for Prismatic, an app that provides a home for all your interests.


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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