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A big thank you to everyone who checked out the Amazon Design studio tour this week. We were totally blown away by the speakers, hope you had fun! If you missed out, no fear there’s a bunch of fun stuff on this week – join Slack for a talk on Product Design (14 Nov) or read up on our interview with Airbnb’s Meredith Schomburg. Annnd attention recent grads – we’ve just launched TDK awards. Woot!! Get submitting for the chance to win (and it’s free!).

Good reads from TDK friends

A list of recommended articles that you might like

On the Grid San Francisco

On the Grid is a user-friendly guide curated by talented local designers who want to share exceptional places in their neighborhood with the rest of the world. On the Grid was created by Hyperakt, a design agency based in Brooklyn.

Visit onthegrid.city/san-francisco

Brand New

Brand New is a division of UnderConsideration. Its sole purpose is to chronicle and provide opinions on corporate and brand identity work. We cover redesigns and new designs of well-known products, companies, and organizations. Brand New is edited and 99% written by Armin Vit.

Visit underconsideration.com

Burning Questions

A free online weekly video series for creatives of all creeds who’ve lost their spark and are searching for soulfire.

Visit youtube.com/JamesVictore

Friends of Type

Friends of Type features original typographic design and lettering – fresh visual content – practically every day, by the four primary contributors. Posts are meant to log ideas, express ourselves, and inspire each other and our readers. The last week of every month we feature a guest designer, someone we admire and think will elevate our work and the site through their contribution.

Visit friendsoftype.com

AIGA San Francisco

The San Francisco chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, represents over 1,600 designers in graphics, interaction, experience, motion, and affiliated fields in the Greater Bay Area.

Visit aigasf.org

Designer Fund

We believe the world needs better designed products and services. Successful designers invest through our fund in the next generation of design leaders. We back mission-driven teams who solve problems in markets that traditionally lack design innovation like education, health, and energy.

Visit designerfund.com

Sagmeister & Walsh

Sagmeister & Walsh is a NYC based full service design firm that creates identities, commercials, websites, apps, films, books and objects for clients, audiences and ourselves.

Visit sagmeisterwalsh.com

ME & EU

We had a chat with friend of FFF Craig Oldham to hear about the latest print title he’s been involved with, this time as a publisher via his Common Practises – ME & EU: Postcards from Post-EU Britain – which is available now. Filled with over 100 anti-Brexit postcards, free to (&helli…
Visit formfiftyfive.com

Discovering A Mid-Century Design Powerhouse Through Her Recipes

A little over four years ago, illustrator Wendy MacNaughton was browsing through some faded, fragile volumes at an antiquarian book……
Visit eyeondesign.aiga.org

TSH.

TSH is a career resource for student designers and young creatives looking for insider insight, honest answers and solid solutions to go pro.

Visit learntsh.com/articles

When is a Designer Not A Designer? When He’s a Conceptual Fine Art Printmaker Too

Once the first decade of professional life has passed by, it’s easy to feel that a chosen (or perhaps stumbled……
Visit eyeondesign.aiga.org

Happy Hour

Every Friday we raise a glass to celebrate some of the best new boozy bottles to hit store shelves. Today we are oddly inspired by the worldwide phenomenon that is PokmonGo. What started as a throwback to 90s nostalgia has grown into a terrifying addiction overnight. But whether youve dodged the cra…
Visit eyeondesign.aiga.org

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