002 — Week 02

January 17th, 2021

I finally was able to start watching The Queen's Gambit. I was never interested in chess and all I know is some basic rules how to play but nothing more. Even tho I am not finished yet I know I will not start playing chess after watching it. And I don’t think you need to be into chess at all to enjoy watching it. This series has a very special mood, female lead characters and some great shots that will stay in your head for a while. Before I started to watch The Queen's Gambit I already found an article about it on The Art of the Title which brings me to this weeks first link:

© David Whyte
  • The Queen's Gambit • The Art of the Title
    Some in depth thoughts about the title design, the end title sequence and that processing is a great tool for creative programming.

  • German, Swiss, and Austrian typefaces named Royal or Akzidenz
    Dr. Dan Reynolds aka typeoff updated this nearly two year old article about Akzidenz Grotesk. If you love Typography have a look and be impressed by the research.

    © Rob Keller / Mota Italic
    John Boardley is not only a great human being for loving cats but he has a little knowledge about Typography. So after a year ends he gives a roundup of his favorite typfaces of 2020.

  • The Surprising Things That CSS Can Animate
    CSS can do so much nowadays but every day I find new articles what else CSS can do without ever thinking that is possible. Animations are a big thing for years and CSS helps to keep it Javascript free and in this article you will find out CSS can do way more than you thought.