Through Lines 055

The Green Knight looks very intriguing. I know of the original 14th Century story known as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, but not much in the way of specifics. Apparently, at one time that story had been considered for what instead became Rush’s 1981 masterpiece, Moving Pictures.

  • Playing with Fire from Crowded House is my new favorite tune this week. A full Finn-family romp along with founding bassist Nick Seymour and producer/keyboard player Mitchell Froom.
  • I truly appreciate the intense focus and attention to detail in Darkroom. The newly released Clarity feature is very well done.
  • Cleft Twinline fits into that “it’s really intriguing but I’m not sure what I’d use it for” category of typefaces. I do like it a lot though.
  • It may be called Optional, but finding the right project for it is not.
  • “Without considering my values, I can not incorporate what is important to me in a meaningful way, and instead, I am letting my paid work define my practice.” This essay from Cortney Cassidy echos many things I think about regularly myself.
  • John Herrman isn’t wrong: very little of our current social networks are what many of us signed up for in the first place, but it’s hard to imagine getting out.
  • Modern tech companies really aren’t different from any other capitalist machine, I think people are just waking up to that reality in the light of Basecamp’s reckoning.
  • “Employers are trying to figure out what they can get away with down the line, and workers are trying to figure out what they can demand.” I don’t miss the stress, the commute, and the imbalance of work over all else. One or maybe two days is enough.
  • Bravo to WeTransfer for their The Supporting Act arts endowment.
  • RIP Art Gensler.