Another week is over! I don't know about you, but my week has been filled with client relations, staff meetings and all manner of other agency-management tasks. It's nice to sit down and enjoy some creative inspiration – and boy do I have some for you this week! New planets, 3D-printed architecture and some seriously creative website "About" pages. Enjoy!
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1. I love looking at design retrospectively. Check out this look back at the very first issues of 19 Famous Magazines. I thought the issue of wired, with it's feature on war tech, a riveting piece on what life would be like if our appliances had computer chip brains, and a forward-thinking look at the future of "libraries without walls and books without pages", before ebooks were even conceived of as a thing.
2. Creative Market takes a look at 20 Creative & Useful About Pages. I particularly love this page from Kick Point, a digital marketing agency in Alberta.
3. Artist Lisa Hanawalt sketches big brand logos and invents new, and often hilariously truthful, slogans for them. I love this Subway one.
4. From the Harvard Business Review, new research has found that Success Doesn't Make Women Less Likeable.
5. If your work involves any kind of writing, you ought to read these 33 Unusual Tips to Being a Better Writer, by James Altucher. I'll grant him, they're unusual all right!
6. To me, nothing captures the imagination like astronomy. And this discovery is quite exciting – A giant pink planet with over 4x the mass of Jupiter has been discovered orbiting a sun 57 light years from Earth. The planet's discovery could change the way we view planet formations.
7. Have you ever thought of writing a book? If so, whom would you dedicate it to? Most dedications are poignant and thankful to people who've helped a writer thrive, but some writers use the dedication to send a different message. Here are 7 Book Dedications that Basically Say, "Screw you".
8. The Smith | Allen Studio in Oakland, California have become the first in the world to design and erect a 3D-printed architectural structure. The Forest Pavilion consists of 585 interlocking components made from plant-based bio-plastics, designed to mimic the shapes and forms of the forest. It took four days to assemble this 10x10x8 structure.
9. Do you fancy living in any of these buildings? Parasitic architecture: 15 Precariously Perched Structures.
10. Louise Hay went from printing 5,000 copies of a pamphlet she made as a kid, to being a best-selling author and founder of Hay House. She's a fascinating and engaging speaker.
That's it from me this week. What is inspiring you today?