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Webbed Briefs

Brief videos about web technologies and how to make the most of them. Featuring fun times and goats.

The Map

A short documentary about a revolutionary redesign of New York City's iconic subway map.

Designing Steamed Hams From “The Simpsons”

Today we’ll create the branding for Steamed Hams from “The Simpsons”.

United States of Letterpress

A short documentary film produced to accompany the release of a new Field Notes series.

A Time Lapse World Map of Every Covid-19 Death

In order to demonstrate the magnitude of the pandemic, James Beckwith made a time lapse map of each Covid-19 death.

The details of UI typography

Learn how to achieve exceptional typography in your app’s user interface that enhances legibility, accessibility, and consistency.

Why this font is everywhere

How Cooper Black became pop culture’s favorite font.

Every Covid-19 Commercial is Exactly the Same

Corporate Covid-19 response videos are eerily similar. Cue somber piano music.

The 8-bit arcade font, deconstructed

In his book Arcade Game Typography, type designer Toshi Omagari breaks down the evolution, design, and history of arcade game fonts.

Free Movie of the Week

Filmmaker Gary Hustwit is streaming his documentaries free worldwide during the global COVID-19 crisis.

Making Things Better: Redefining the Technical Possibilities of CSS

Over the last few years, rapid browser implementation of advances in CSS have given us the ability to do many of these previously impossible things.

Abstract: The Art of Design

Abstract: The Art of Design returns to take you beyond blueprints into the art, science, and philosophy of design.

Horrible Interfaces and How to Build Them

Anthony Frehner on how to build horrible volume controls.

The Ugly Truth about Design Systems

In our drive for scale, consistency and standards, have we considered the risks and the cost?

The Universal S

People from all over the world have been drawing this S-shaped symbol for decades yet no one seem to know anything about it.

Redesigning Popular Coffee Logos

Welcome to episode 2 of redesigning logos. This week: coffee.

7 Slicing Kitchen Gadgets Improved by Design Expert

Design and usability expert Dan Formosa takes a look at some common kitchen gadgets, rates them, and attempts to improve their designs.

The Art Of Warez

A documentary that dives into this world of warez and ANSI art.

The Faker You Are, the More Successful You Can Be

Pablo Stanley, Design Lead at InvisionApp gave an awesome talk to the backdrop of his own animations.

How freelance designer Matt D. Smith manages work, health, and family.

Greater than Avatars is a film series on the humans behind the avatars.