Links of The Week 001

Posts like these will provide links that kind of dance around design and branding. We won't post links that only have to do with design here, and we'll definitely never try to sell you anything.

Hypercritical: Jony Ive

Jony Ive, designer of seminal products iMac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, will leave Apple to start his own company, LoveFrom.

The lives of creative people are often animated by a few deeply held notions. These may be philosophical, aesthetic, fanciful—anything that stirs the soul. Early creative work often fails to embody these ideals to the satisfaction of the creator. Perhaps one’s skills are not yet adequate. Perhaps one lacks the confidence to defy convention to the degree required. An early-career creative professional is surrounded by constraints.

Why We Choose Profit

Basecamp founder Jason Fried speaks unashamedly on the fundamental value of profitability in business.

Typically when people talk about FU money, they think about millions. … Well, actually, all you need is $1 in annual profit. Because once your company is self-sustaining and profitable, and you don’t owe anyone anything (in my book, if you owe money you aren’t truly profitable), then you can say FU to just about anything.

Sidebar Newsletter

This is a great newsletter about design.

Why U.S. Women’s Soccer Star Alex Morgan Won’t Settle for Anything Less Than Equality

U.S. soccer star Alex Morgan is a force to be reckoned with, and now, she’s throwing her full weight behind a lawsuit for equal pay in women’s soccer.

The federal claim, citing “years of ongoing institutionalized gender discrimination,” points out salary and other systemic inequities, including subpar travel, training, medical treatment and playing conditions. Morgan tweeted at the time: “All we ask for is what we rightfully deserve.”

1975 NASA Graphics Standards Manual

A fascinating overview of characteristically detail-obsessed NASA’s 220-page Graphics Standards Manual. See here for the full volume.

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