LK's Slack channel #check-this-out gets a purge every Friday. We get together, take a break, and recap what everyone's posted. We'd like to share these blobs with you! Enjoy.
I wanted to share the link to a gift I received this past Christmas—it's a beautiful printed manual of the NASA brand guidelines for the 1970's Danne & Blackburn design work. I was particularly moved by the foreword by Richard Danne and accompanying essay by Christopher Bonanos. The story of creating and selling through the design system is equally inspiring and heartbreaking. Highly recommend checking it out!
It involves a lot of controlled chaos.
This is pretty interesting. These are rejected comps made by Saul Bass for the poster of The Shining, and you can read Kubrick's harsh comments on them.
This brand just launched their own body soap with zero waste packaging. The body wash is in the form of single-use sheets that are completely water soluble.
Finally, a big business like Unilever is making a push for inclusivity across their wide range of brands. They announced this week that they will stop using the word normal on all hair and skin products (because what is "normal" anyway!?) + they will stop altering model's shapes, size, or skin color. From a strategy perspective, I love to see this. I hope many more brands follow suit!
A sweet website commissioned by a bar in Mexico that wanted to give customers something to look forward to. I love the simple design and low key interactivity.
The movie about the imperfect life in the Villages retirement community premieres in theaters on Jan. 8 and at home through Video On Demand starting Jan. 15.
My awakening to the sound of Elizabeth Cotten. Not sure how I missed this. Did I miss it? Well, I found it now. Heard this sometime ago and assumed it would follow me around. Heard it again this morning and I realized I should grab on before it hides away again. Now I'll never not know. Shake Sugaree
Oh the poetry. You can be a billionaire and live in the penthouse overlooking Central Park. And, have water leaking from the ceiling, get stuck for hours in the elevator, be terrified at night from the howling, swaying building in the wind.
The most exclusive sandal ever made is a Birkenstock-like piece of footwear with an official Birkenstock cork-and-rubber sole, but with a leather upper made from purposefully chopped-up Hermès Birkin bags. Shock, horror, fashion sacrilege!