The five best design links, every weekday


The Plot of All Objects in the Universe

You just have to admire a chart that casually purports to show every single thing in the Universe in one simple 2D plot.

Antique Book Patterns

From the Bergen Public Library Norway, a collection of antique book patterns from front or end papers.

The Process Tee

When you start something new, how do you know where you’re going to end up? Most of the time, you don’t.

The Illustrated Book of Poultry

The Illustrated Book of Poultry by Lewis Wright was first published in 1870 and revised several times in the following decades.

Striking Vintage Calculators

From Greg Maletic, glamour shots of his collection of calculators from 1968-1983.

New Woodblock Prints of Hokusai’s Previously Unpublished “Book of Everything”

A team is carving woodblocks and creating prints from a series of previously unpublished drawings by legendary Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai.

The Winners of the 2023 Drone Photo Awards

I am a sucker for aerial photography, so I had a lot of fun looking through all the winners and runners-up of the 2023 Drone Photo Awards.

Logo Factory

Jigar Patel uses 3D modelling software to imagine factory production lines that “build” logos and app icons.

SineRider: A Game About Love & Graphing

Remember Line Rider? It's a simple video game / physics toy where you draw slopes and curves for a person on a sled to navigate.

Tiny Illustrated Sci-fi Stories

Over on Twitter, @smllwrlds is publishing a new tiny illustrated sci-fi story every day of 2023.

A History Of The World According To Getty Images

An extraordinary amount of human history -- cultural, scientific, artistic -- is held in private hands.

Why Lego Won

Lego did not invent the stacking, interlocking plastic brick -- Kiddiecraft did. So why did Lego’s version win?

A Potential Major Discovery: An Aperiodic Monotile

A single shape that can cover a two-dimensional space with a pattern that never repeats itself exactly.

Alien Worlds - Macro Photos of Fungi and Slime Molds

Incredible close-up shots of fungi and slime molds by photographer and amateur mycologist Max Mudie. Is 25 Years Old Today and I’m Going to Write About It

I realize how it sounds, but I’m going to say it anyway because it’s the truth.

Lessons on How to Draw by Hokusai

In 1812, Japanese woodblock print artist Katsushika Hokusai published a three-volume series called Quick Lessons in Simplified Drawing.

The Best Opening Title Sequences of 2022

The Art of the Title, Print magazine, Slashfilm, and Salon have each compiled their picks for the best film and TV opening.

The Best Movie Posters of 2022

It feels weird to admit this, even to myself, but maybe I love movie poster design even more than I love book covers.

The Best Book Covers of 2022

The book cover is one of my all-time favorite design objects and a big part of the reason I love going to bookstores.

Announcement: I’m Going to Miss You, But I Am Taking a Sabbatical

Hello, everyone. I’m going to be taking an extended break from, starting today.