Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: ASL Keyboard App, Tate Sensorium, Trees Type, Balloon Cloud and More!

Good day, my friends, and happy September! I’ve got some fairly random Quickies for you, but all super cool. Here’s what…

Sadly, we bid goodnight to Oliver Sacks, a brilliant neurologist and writer. Just as important as his pioneering work is the fact that he was so relatable and readable and committed to helping people. There is a lovely video short included.

The Signily keyboard app brings sign language to the emoji landscape. {via @StanCarey}

The Tate has a new way to experience paintings. Smell, feel and hear art in their new Sensorium. Go now! The Sensorium installation only lasts until 20 September. {via Smashley}

Code Nerdz: Have some elegantly simple communication icons for free. In AI and PSD formats.

At Sywork, you can watch live recordings of illustrators at work. This is the schedule.

BRASSENS IN SPACE! Art by Boulet and many thanks to Quarksparrow for this.

Protest artist Raoul Haspel on getting one minute of silence to top the Austrian charts: “I had to speak loudly about the migrant crisis.”

Irish artist Katie Holten’s new book “About Trees” is not just a book about trees, it’s written in “Trees”. You can pre-order at Holten’s website.

French artist and photographer Charles Pétillion has created a gorgeous installation: a cloud of 100,000 illuminated balloons inside Covent Garden.


Featured image is an installation by photographer Charles Pétillion.



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