Some Links

An Introduction To Typographic Families

In order to create a successful typeface I think it is vital to have at least a basic knowledge of the various typographic families and the characteristics that set them apart from one another.

Henry Jame’s Testicular Injury
A literary quest.
Diddy’s tattoo + Bierut’s Facebook wall

Diddy got the New York Magazine logo tattooed on his arm…

How Netflix is turning viewers into puppets

Netflix’s data indicated that the same subscribers who loved the original BBC production also gobbled down movies starring Kevin Spacey or directed by David Fincher. Therefore, concluded Netflix executives, a remake of the BBC drama with Spacey and Fincher attached was a no-brainer, to the point that the company committed $100 million for two 13-episode seasons.

The Neurocritic: Fisher-Price Synesthesia

…a new study has identified 11 synesthetes whose grapheme-color mappings appear to be based on the Fisher Price plastic letter set made between 1972-1990.

Metafilter n-gram viewer | MetaTalk

A clone of the Google Books N-Gram viewer, but for Metafilter.

Ad-free social network moves from Twitter clone to cloud platform | The Verge
I’d pretty much dismissed as social network for wealthy nerds, but this move opens up all sorts of interesting possibilities.
Arch BSD

…a lightweight and flexible BSD® distribution that tries to Keep It Simple.

Must Read
Nominate a ‘must read’ article, along with a brief note; follow the ‘must read’ articles saved by others.