This morning I had edition 200 of Veerle’s wonderful newsletter in my inbox. I am still a big sucker for newsletters and am subscribed to a lot. But honestly: there are not too many that are as consistent in terms of being sent and quality for such a long time.
I raise my coffee cup, say congrats! and on to another 200. ;)
First: yeah … maybe some of you have known this for years and found it somewhere else on the Web. But I thought, I just write it down for myself and those who have not found it somewhere else yet.
You might know, that you are able to rest your whole development settings with the “Reset” button down in the lower right.
This is, as said above, where you erase all the changes you made and bring your photo back to import state.
But what, if you don’t want to reset all settings? When you only want to reset a certain setting. Yes, you can fiddle around with the slider and drag it back to zero. Or click at the single click on the number and type in “0”.
But did you know, that you can double click on the settings name to simply bring it back to zero? What?!? Yes, simply double click it and it resets the corresponding setting to zero. I never ever have to fiddle around with either the slider or the numeric entry. Yay!
Well, I did not and this already made my day. Hope it made anyone else’s day also! ;)
I actually don’t know when I met someone from Clearleft for the first time. And even not, if that was in Brighton back then. Maybe these details sometimes don’t matter Especially as I only connect good memories with the times I meet anyone working Clearleft. The conversations, the experiences when I meet someone from Clearleft at events, or, attending event organised and hosted by Clearleft.
This year Clearleft turns 15. Time to say congrats for 15 years and on to another 15 and more and new adventures.
Yesterday, I hosted the second edition of Stay Curious, my little online event about a huge variation of interesting people and their topics. After opening with Rob Draper and Vic Lee two weeks ago, I had the honour of welcoming Nadieh Bremer and Shirley Wu who both create amazing work.
I still have been sceptical about how I like hosting these virtual online events, not meeting anyone in real, but I have to say, that it does not feel as bad as I thought. Surely some people are a bit silent, but silence is something you have to get used to, when “presenting” online. In front of a camera. It misses the instant reaction and feedback from the audience. But if you focus on the people who react, writing in the chat for example or even tweeting things or posting photos on other social media channels during the event, gives you a bit of alternative to the “real” events.
Next to the four wonderful guests I had so far, I have to say, that it really lifts me up to host those event. The interaction with the attendees upfront, sending out emails with growing excitement to meet the attendees online, helping them with questions … it is a small part of what I usually do and it feels good.
What a perfect fit, I thought, and surely I was happy to connect dina and Chris. So I sent an email to both, just quickly stating how great dina’s work is, how lovely Chris (and dina of course as well) is and boom … a perfect match. How I love if something like this happens. And all just because I throw a little party a few times a year, inviting people to come and watch inspiring and wonderful people together with me.
When I had seen the final outcome of what dina, in cooperation with Asem kamal, had created, I was even more happy. Not only do I really like the stop motion animation in general, but it is so well fitting. As you can read in Chris’ blog post about it, they thought everything well through either and did not just give it a try. They wanted to keep something of the old intro in it, to have a connection, make it snappy, so that people won’t skip the intro and of course dina took things apart 😂
Oh and: it only did cost me an email. And next to making these two happy, it made me happy as well. As I said earlier on my website – and repeatedly, I think – why don’t you try and say something positive and great about someone each day, or, say thank you once a day for something, or, to someone on social media? Doesn’t cost much …
I am always amazed by the work that Ulrike Rausch releases and am using a couple of her handwritten fonts at beyond tellerrand (like LiebeGerda and LiebeDoris for example).
Now Ulrike published a new digital font called “LiebeHeide”, which simulates the writing with a ballpoint pen. It comes, as usually most of Ulrike’s fonts, with a lot of ligatures and alternate letters, which makes it even more realistic and it is pure joy to play with. I just made this litte note above and I am sure that i will see this font used in a lot of different products, websites and other occasions.
It is just 🤯 to me, what you are able to do with digital fonts these days and for just $19 it is worth even buying to simply have a play with LiebeHeide. I can’t even imagine the time to develop something like this, but using it, puts a big smile on my face, if that is anything worth, Ulrike ;)