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Why Beauty Matters and Talking Pictures

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of May 19th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas
Why Beauty Matters: Stefan Sagmeister of Sagmeister & Walsh demonstrates the unity of beauty and functionality.

A Bitcoin For Digital Art: Currency is boring. Let’s make GIFs!

The United States Of Metrics: We are awash in numbers. Data is everywhere. Old-fashioned things like words are in retreat; numbers are on the rise.

App Constellations: Putting a ton of functionality into a single app is not the right way to do it on mobile. Having a constellation of mobile apps that all work tightly with each other seems to be the better way.

Products
12ish: A social platform that lets people share their knowledge with those willing to pay for it.

MonkeyParking: On-street parking on demand.

NerdyData: A search engine for source code.

Visuals
How Walker Evans Mastered Magazine Photography: His stunning Life magazine series of buildings-at-risk had such sway it started a picket line, but he’s still best known for his Depression-era portraits – until now.

Talking Pictures: Great interview by Alexandra Lange with Lance Wyman and his penchant for iconography.

Arcangel Surfware: Artist Cory Arcangel makes a statement with his new clothes for Internet fiends


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