scribbles: Vol. 12 – March 26th, 2021

Good morning everyone! It has been another two weeks and I can hardly believe March is almost over. I know the joke last year was that “March never ended”, well I certainly feel as though this time it flew by. Here are some of the gems I have discovered recently:

Read 📚

One of my favorite films from the last few years has been, Little Women (2019). The dialogue is delightful and the story is told so well. Anyway, I recently stumbled upon a photographer that was commissioned to do a set of “tintype portraits” for the cast during the making of the film. There is something so mesmerizing about the final product of these shots. The process looks like so much fun and I would love to try something like that someday.

It has been a few issues since I shared a fun design post. I have always been fascinated with how different countries choose to print their money. Today, England announced a new £50 banknote that features the scientist Alan Turing. For those of you that don’t know who that is, Turing was a brilliant scientist who was also a codebreaker that helped end World War II. He is credited by many for paving the way for the creation of computers we use today. He was also gay and wrongfully persecuted by his community and government. The news of this new banknote brought me joy because it is honoring an incredible human being and also shows a country’s willingness to own their mistakes and make anew. This banknote is special and also very well designed, in my opinion.

Watch 👀

I recently watched a newer documentary called, Persona (HBO). It is very bold and takes on one of the most popular topics as of late, personality tests (Myers-Briggs & Big 5). They provide a very convincing claim that they are destroying our society by putting us in boxes and even worse, being implemented throughout nearly every work environment as a form of control and manipulation. Highly recommend this one.
People > Algorithms, always.

I haven’t started this recommendation yet but I am sure I would… I am very excited to watch the newest season of Drive to Survive. As of right now, I have plans for later in the year to go to my first ever Grand Prix and I couldn’t be more excited for it.

“The last days of the glacial winter are not yet passed, so young is our world. I used to envy the Father of our race, dwelling as he did in contact with the new-made fields and plants of Eden; but I do so no more, because I have discovered that I also live in ‘creation’s dawn.’ The morning stars still sing together, & the world, not yet half made, becomes more beautiful every day.” – John Muir

I love the idea that “creation is not over” and that there are still so many species that have yet to be created and we are living in just the smallest of moment in the grand timeline of this planet.