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Inside the Failure of Google+ and Cézanne’s The Large Bathers

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of August 3rd brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.


Inside The Failure Of Google+: The slow demise of Google+ sheds light on how a large technology company tries and often fails to innovate when it feels threatened.

A Startup Is Trying To Catalogue Every Piece of Art On The Market: And once it’s catalogued, Verisart aims to help people buy and sell art digitally.

The Reason Every Meme Uses One Font: If you’ve spent much time on the internet, you’ve seen a meme: a picture, white words, a black outline, and the same exact font.

Spotify, Macromedia, And How Universities Are Failing Designers: Tobias van Schneider lives and breathes design. A rock star of the industry, van Schneider has worked with Google, BMW, Ralph Lauren, and most recently as the Lead Designer at Spotify.


Dot: A smartwatch that displays information using braille.

Walkonomics: An app to find the most beautiful walking route to anywhere in your city.

Shryne: By synchronizing data from across the social media ecosystem, Shryne is redefining how you remember the ones you love.


The Large Bathers: How Cézanne’s enigmatic masterwork ‘The Large Bathers’ helped guide art into the age of experimentation and abstraction

Aura Photography Brings Occult Art Back: Invented in the 1930’s by Russian electrical engineer, Semyon Kirlian, it is a process that visually captures the electromagnetic energy field given off by a person or an object.

Artists Who Use Lists In Art: A list of six artists who make art with lists, including artists John Baldessari, Erica Baum, Mel Bochner, Tracey Emin, Richard Serra and Christopher Wool.

Levi Brooks is the CEO/Co-founder of Use All Five.
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