Monday, 18 September 2017

Peer review: not as old as you might think (2015)


Peer review - is not as old as you might think (HERE). Above the Google ngram for `peer review'.

Best Practices for Scientific Computing (2014)

 A really good, readable paper. HERE.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

The Book on the Floor (2016)

This book begins with an in depth, but entertaining, analysis of the famous picture of Malraux and one of his books spread out in front of him in his salon taken in 1954. HERE.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Unendurable Line (2017)

Unendurable Line: A Fun Short Film that tracks the Movement of Everyday Objects as a Real-Time Graph. HERE.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Draft No. 4 (2017)

Here is Michael Durda's review of John McPhee's new book: Draft No. 4. He ends the review by quoting McPhee:

“Creativity lies in what you choose to write about, how you go about doing it, the arrangement through which you present things, the skill and the touch with which you describe people and succeed in developing them as characters, the rhythms of your prose, the integrity of the composition, the anatomy of the piece (does it get up and walk around on its own?), the extent to which you see and tell the story that exists in your material, and so forth. Creative nonfiction is not making something up but making the most of what you have.”

John McPhee - Structure (2013)

A great piece in the New Yorker by John McPhee on how he structures his long non-fiction pieces. The image is a series of the illustrations he has of his structural motifs. From HERE

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Harmonics, Patterns, and Dynamics in Roman and Italic type (2016)

The website for Frank Bloklund's PhD Thesis at Leiden University - On the Origin of Patterning in Movable Latin Type. (HERE).

Saturday, 2 September 2017

The Shape of Design - Frank Chimero

Frank Chimero's "odd little design book",  The Shape of Design, is available to read online HERE.

On Margins Podcast (2017)

On Margins is a podcast by Craig Mod on Book making (HERE).

The Data Visualisation Catalogue

The Data Visualisation Catalogue HERE.

Friday, 1 September 2017

To Make a Book, Walk on a Book (2017)

 A great essay on the practicalities of designing a book, by Craig Mod (HERE).


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