Top 5 Archive — 19

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Before our Tip 5 there was our Top 5. These are the archived pages from our 5 weekly hot tips from yesteryear.

1: Top down view

Overview offers endless selections of aerial photography for endless scrolling. The map-interface is a nice feature! Photography from space never gets boring and Overview is one of the nicest curated places to scroll it. If you feel like doing more of the curating yourself, you can just head over to NASA’s Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center of course, for instance to this nice collection.

2: Universal Nice That!

It’s Nice That has been a beacon of know how and interesting reporting on internet and design culture for over a decade. We turn there several times a week. They redesigned their site and now do some more in depth reporting than before. One of the first interesting longreads is on the brutally awesome Universal Everything.

3: Geoff McFetridge

This modest portrait of Geoff McFetridge is just excellent. He’s been on the forefront of illustration, blurring the boundaries between high brow and low brow, pop culture and the art world like no other. Rightly so, because his work is amazing!! More talk here.

4: L.A.’s best logo

What is a good logo? Ask any graphic designer or his/her client and you’ll get a slightly different answer. Aestheticly the “logo” of Western Truck Exchange may leave some things to be desired, but the way it works out there in the real world is definitely how most companies think of good logos : ) The story behind it is a very nice read anyway, if only to improve one’s appreciation of mudflaps!

5: Boda Boda Madness

The bad ass motor-taxi drivers from Nairobi known as Boda Boda customize their motors, sometimes with amazing aesthetics. However, Photographer Jan Hoekstra and fashion designer fashion designer Bobbin Case thought they forgot to adapt their own looks, so they made this funny and awesome project. And of course the cherry on the pie for the Boda Boda is that the project helped them get even more business.