10ft Deep —

How's everyone doing out there, (or "in-there" I suppose)?

Somewhere in the middle of March every year, I buy myself a fresh skate deck to kickoff spring. This year looked a little different, but was still able to support my local shop by DM-ing with the shop owner and snagging the goods in window drive-thru style. My new little mental-health weapon of choice has proven to be yet another great investment.

My wife and I have also been learning the importance of maintaining a rhythm and routine through these quarantine days, while trying to keep creative momentum in our work and leisure.

One in particular has been Gym Johnston; a living-room transfiguration every day at 5pm, from couches to crunches. (A full branding rollout in progress). And what would a DIY gym be without an explosive playlist to set the mood! (Thanks honey).

Hope you all are finding rhythms and creative sparks during these tough times as well. Enjoy:  

Mona Chalabi: Visualizations 
She's is a data journalist who lives in New York, and is known for creatively showing boring numbers and graphs through striking doodles and illustrations. Check out her instagram for captivating non-virus related work.
BESIDE: Quarantine Guide
Loaded to the brim with nifty and creative resources, indie mag BESIDE shares ten tips to help transform your isolation into something meaningful.
A 'Life-Saving' Open-Brief 
In its first open brief to the creative community, the United Nations details how it is looking for “a multitude of creative solutions to reach audiences across different cultures, age groups, affiliations, geographies and languages.”

Buried Treasures

↳ Video Conferencing
"Zoom" this, "Google Hangouts" that, bleh bleh. Here's a beautifully designed alternative that makes you feel more like a human than a robot. 
Portland Curbside
↳ Take-out Directory
Highlighting Portland, Maine businesses who are participating in safe, curbside delivery. Those amazing oysters and lobsters aren't going to eat themselves people! (well...maybe).

Deeper Dive

Olympics Rebrand
Lol, never thought I'd see those two word together. An interesting design problem here worth diving into.

by benjonstn

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