The world’s largest permanent outdoor chandelier shines and sparkles with 70 GE LED Infusion Modules. Designed by GE engineers, the 20-foot tall chandelier hangs outside in Cleveland’s Playhouse Square, the largest performing arts district in the U.S. outside New York’s Broadway. Because of Cleveland’s harsh winters, the chandelier had to be exposed to the freeze and thaw tests seen in the GIFs. In addition, instead of glass, the crystals were made from light acrylic resin, which is “practically indestructible,” says Tom Einhouse, vice president for facilities and capital at Playhouse Square. Learn more about the creation of the record-breaking chandelier here.
Ira Glass … has said that “the power of anecdote is so great that it has a momentum in and of itself.” He contends, “no matter how boring the facts are,” with a well-told story, “you feel inherently as if you are on a train that has a destination.”
Last week, our design team did a little exercise: with the timer set, they simultaneously worked on four different illustrations. For each illustration, a single designer would add Type, Color, Line, or Image. Then the illustration would be taken over by another designer to work on another aspect. The result? A collaborative project with an unexpected end result.
James Joyce is a good model for punctuation. He keeps it to an absolute minimum. There’s no reason to blot the page up with weird little marks. I mean, if you write properly you shouldn’t have to punctuate.
The Proper Art of Writing (1655)
I stumbled upon these calligraphy examples on The Public Domain Review. They are taken from a 17th Century German book. Some of the characters are so highly decorated aren’t even recognisable anymore.
The volumes’ full title is as extravagant as the examples it shows: The Proper Art of Writing: a compilation of all sorts of capital or initial letters of German, Latin and Italian fonts from different masters of the noble art of writing. See more here
One of my favorite GIFs of one of my favorite NASA visualizations to preview Monday’s It’s Okay To Be Smart and get you excited and all that jazz. Think you can guess what tomorrow’s vid is about?
Blue = sea salt
Green = organics
Red = dust
White = sulfates
Check out the full NASA video below, featuring simulated global “stuff in the air” over a two year period on Earth. Ain’t Earth beautiful? (Even if, as in this case, it’s a 3 million processor-hour computer animation)
Words Really Do Matter
As much as we at Resound love to talk about tone and style, the actual words with which you choose to write and speak really do matter.
Presentation without substance is just a lie.
Need proof? Watch this product presentation. If you understand what he’s actually talking about, you get a gold star.
"But his presentation style was good!"