⇾ TWUMBLE – Episode 5 with Tobi Lessnow

Tobi is a musician. From the bottom of his heart he is a musician. In 2013, after he made some electronic music for a wrap-up video for beyond tellerrand, he suggested to make sketchnotes in music during the breaks between the talks. And since this, he is part of the btconf family, summarising the talks in music right after the speaker leaves the stage.

In show number 5 of TWUMBLE (in German), I was speaking with Tobi about passion, motivation, honesty and his life as a musician.

⇾ The Typography of Star Trek

I love if someone is completely into one specific topic. Certainly for Yves Peters this is type and typography, especially when it comes to movies, as you might have noticed, when he gave his talk about Trajan in movie posters at beyond tellerrand. In one of his latest blog posts, he is writing about the typography of Star Trek … I love it!

Stranger Things

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I made the mistake and started watching Stranger Things on Netflix. Of course I had to watch all 8 episodes nearly in one go. Don’t know exactly what it is, but this series somehow caught me. It reminds me of movies from the 80’s like ET, Back to the Future, Goonies or a Stephen King novel. Not only the way it is filmed and written, but also how the actors play, the dialogues, the typography and the overall feeling. Guess I was exactly their target group somehow.

Because I liked the soundtrack a lot as well, I searched for it and found a playlist on Spotify. On “What’s on Netflix you can find a list of all episodes and related songs, which will we constantly updated as well. Furthermore I found an extended version of the theme song on YouTube.

⇾ Designing a Styleguide

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Everybody seems to speak about style guides at the moment. This post by Jonathan White is a good starting point on how to learn designing a style guide.

An Interview with Tito

Photo by Nils Riedemann

In March I had a very lovely two hour Skype conversation with Aoife Reaper-Reynold, who interviewed me to write a story about customers of Tito. I use Tito for a long time to sell my tickets for my beyond tellerrand events and I am very pleased and happy with them and their service.

Yesterday Paul announced the new series, starting with my story, on their blog and I like what Aoife made of it.

For me it is nice to read the story, as I am able to look back on the time I run beyond tellerrand and see how it grew from an idea I had to a successful event.

But read yourself ;)

⇾ The Itinerant Geek by Rachel Andrew

Rachel Andrew had written a nice article with a lot of useful insights for people who travel a lot. Whether for speaking or working in different parts of the world.

⇾ A comprehensive guide to font loading strategies

In addition to Kenneth Wang’s link to his Typography Handbook from earlier in the morning, this guide about font loading strategies by Zach Leatherman might help you to avoid the biggest pitfalls with loading your fonts.

⇾ TWUMBLE – Episode 4 with Eva-Lotta Lamm

Eva-Lotta Lamm visited me in my home base in Krefeld. We sat in the sun, drank coffee and chatted about life, work, money, motivation and all those things that belong to our lifes.

⇾ Typography Handbook

Kenneth Wang has written a great guide on web typography. He says “This is a handbook on best typographic practices through the lens of a web designer.” You can find the handbook right here.

An Interview with Host Europe

Photo by Tilman Schenk

Last week I met Tobias Schwarz and Tilman Schenk in Düsseldorf. For the relaunch of the Host Europe website and brand, they asked Tobias to interview a couple of so called digital pioneers. We had a lovely chat about life, how work integrates with it, and all things that collide with these topics. I am using Host Europe ever since I started running my own website, which was when they still where called One-2-One and also answered a couple of questions, why it is like this.

Read the full (German) interview, which is part of a series, where more is coming soon. So far they list Rouven Kasten and me in this series, but also have Michael Praetorius and Susann Schronen ready to be listed.