Pick of The Week
Google is Really Good at Design
Soft, colourful and delightful designs.
"The company that had the generic rainbow serif logo for 17 years made this?" Apparently so. Google, who seemed so stuck in solving problems with engineering rather than design, seem to have finally taken a step in the right direction.
The Best of The Rest
Grape Expectations: The Transformation of Wine Labels
A new generation of wine lovers is coming of age (literally).
So they deserve suitably new- and modern-looking wine labels. “There’s a new type of wine buyer out there, and they’re a bit more daring.”
The Anatomy of a Thousand Typefaces – Florian Schulz
When it comes to fonts, there are either too few or too many options.
Which often leads to a poor choice. Rather than an endless list of seemingly unrelated fonts, a new way to look at and select the font right for your design needs to be a reality...
Rebuilding slack.com – Several People Are Coding
Slack got a pretty new makeover.
See the ins and outs of the new design — from the cleaner code, to the modern, responsive layout, to fluid typesetting and new art direction.
Libraries, An In-Depth Look
Sketch's latest feature, Libraries, is here.
A quick and easy way to update a Symbol once and apply this change across all documents containing that Symbol. All of your, and your team's, documents can be perfectly up to date! Sweet!
One More Thing
Big Data Meets Big Brother as China Moves to Rate it's Citizens
Black Mirror warned us...
But apparently China haven't listen to the warnings. With plans to begin a system of rating it's citizens in terms of trustworthiness, China seems to be taking a radical step into a closely-watched future...