This week’s You! Be Informed is a hodgepodge of news you’d find useful. We’re featuring Twitter’s logo redesign, a flowchart for bookworms, the winning entries of a video-making contest, an art gallery tribute to classic science fiction, and more! Read on, enjoy, and spread the information to your friends through our sharing buttons on the side!
Summer Reading Flowchart
If your attitude towards books is the same as mine — research, horde, schedule, and read — you’re probably left with stacks upon stacks of books on your bedside table (or floor). However, you still feel that your growing collection is inadequate despite the fact that most of the books you have are still unread. As someone who’s always looking out for a good book that suits my taste, I was only too happy to stumble upon this very long flowchart of books for summer reading. I found out that I’ve already read the book that’s recommended to me based on my answers, so I just decided to choose a random book! Tell us the recommended book for you through Facebook or Twitter!
World No Tobacco Day
Too much of anything, especially one that affects your well-being, is bad. According to the World Health Organization, tobacco use is one of the leading preventable causes of death. That’s why on April 7, 1988, the first World No Tobacco Day was celebrated. It was then moved to May 31st of every succeeding year after the first celebration, linking each year to a different tobacco- related theme. It is observed by all UN Member States where for one day, smokers are encouraged to abstain from their habit. This animated video made by o-motion for the World Health Organization stresses the negative effects of smoking.
Need new sheets for your bed, but the store carries nothing more than plain colors and pinstripes? Check out Vice Merchants‘ range of bed sheets and choose between two creative prints: Pearl Divers and Poppy Playground. Each design comes in two colors.
Rayguns and Robots!
Check out this tribute to classic science fiction at the Ltd. Art Gallery in Seattle. The opening reception is on Saturday, June 16, at 7pm. The artwork will be on display until July 22.
Twitter Logo Redesign
Doug Bowman, Twitter’s Creative Director, announced a change in the brand’s logo. Larry the Bird is given a new look– gone are the tufts of feather on his head, replaced by a slick look that, according to the official announcement, “grows out of love for ornithology, design within creative constraints, and simple geometry.”
Check out their short video showing how the new Larry is made up of three sets of overlapping circles.
2012 Vimeo Festival + Awards
The 2012 Vimeo Festival + Awards is a celebration of creativity through original videos. The awarding ceremony was held on June 7, 2012 at NYU Skirball Center, with Beardyman and Reggie Watts at the helm of the program. Winners from the 13 categories that include Fashion, Motion Graphics, Action Sports, and Experimental, were awarded $ 5,000 grants. A $ 25,000 grand prize is also given to the overall winner to fund their new work. Here are two of the winning videos! You can also check out their winners’ page for the other entries!
Yuri Arcurs, the top selling stock photographer in the world, just launched his own selling platform called PeopleImages. The site aims to provide quality stock photos that can serve any purpose — branding, promotion, visualization — and general graphic design needs. Visit their site to see thousands of photos in their collections!
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