With deference to the genius of David Bowie, here’s Space Oddity, recorded on Station. A last glimpse of the World.
Huge thanks in the making of the video to the talented trio of Emm Gryner, Joe Corcoran and Andrew Tidby, plus Evan Hadfield and all at the CSA.
While exuding an undeniable retro charm that was a fit for the early days of Instagram, the Billabong font it employed made for a rather chaotic and amateurish logotype — the wacky capital I, uneven letter spacing and inconsistent x-height just didn’t add up to best represent a service valued at a billion dollars. On the other hand, sucking all the life out of it and going with a boring sans serif face, as we’ve seen recently in such redesigns as that for Spotify, would have been to toss precious brand equity out the window. Designer Mackey Saturday came up with what seems to me to be a successful approach in designing a new logotype by hand that kept the spirit of the original one intact, while weeding out its arbitrary clunkiness. (via Instagram Refreshes its Logo | StockLogos.com)
This is a good example of one method to really think hard about the apps you are using, ones you could be using better, and ones you really don’t need to use at all.
Good read, and got me thinking.
Have now freed up 3gb off my iPhone. Dumping my ‘nice to have’ apple alternatives like Tempo and Mailbox, but have kept Forecast as I love the 7 day satellite animation.
Culled a number of games that were there for the kids, but they dont seem to play them anyway - of course I had to keep Minecraft PE for them tho!
These images of Earth were reconstructed from photos taken by three smartphones in orbit, or “PhoneSats.” The trio of PhoneSats launched on April 21, 2013, aboard the Antares rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility and ended a successful mission on April 27. The ultimate goal of the PhoneSat mission was to determine whether a consumer-grade smartphone can be used as the main flight avionics for a satellite in space. (via NASA - Smartphone Photos From Orbit)