Readings for Lunch — [ 26 Nov 2018 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
A monk in Amsterdam (source)

TYPOGRAPHY

Why are tech companies making custom typefaces?

For most of the last century, corporations have licensed their corporate typefaces from type foundries. But there has been a growing trend among technology companies. It all started with the larger companies such as Apple, Microsoft and Nokia, but in the last decade has spread to smaller companies as well.

HISTORY

The Great War

via Nikhil Verma
Each week, this YouTube channel covers the events that happened exactly 100 years ago: the story of World War I in realtime. Super informative and interesting.