Links of the Week 05/2015: Japanese in Chocolate, 5 Tips for Best Twitter Covers, Best Time for Creativity, 11 Inevitable Typography Basics and the Hipster Logo Generator

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Besides crafting unique content for our ever-growing readership, we share loads more content through our social channels on a daily basis. Once a week we curate the best of these links to highlight great content further and to make our shares available to all those readers who refuse to partake in social networks, which as we all know is not the dumbest of ideas. Anyway, who am I to judge? Have it your own way. These are our Links of the Week 5 of 2015…

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Hipster Logo Generator

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Wanna create one of these vintage logos that you see on every other hero area? Then the Hipster Logo Generator by Elijah Zapien might be what you are looking for. The generator provides a step-by-step workflow that ends with the logo to make you look Hipster. If a smaller resolution suffices, the logo is free. If you want to download it as a higher resolution PNG or SVG even, you’ll have to pay the one-time fee that is stated alongside the download link. Our example here would have costed 5 USD as higher resolution PNG or SVG. I suppose these prices won’t break you. The inspirational value is free, however…

Hipster Logo Generator

Colossal: Chocolatexture by Nendo

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Textures have many names in Japanese. Design office Nendo from Japan took nine of these words and built them with chocolate. Each block of chocolate is made from exactly the same ingredients. But due to the extremely different textures of the blocks, they all taste completely different. Remember that for the next time a client claims that it “is all just about the looks anyway”…

Colossal: Chocolatexture by Nendo

QuickSprout: The Scientifically Proven Best Time to Think and Write Creatively

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The study turned infographic you’ll find here might surprise you. According to it creative genius is most likely to spark when you’d least expect it – namely when you are exhausted and completely distracted. That means morning people would have their best creativity moments in the evening and night people theirs in the morning. The reason sounds scientific, however. The trick is that when your mind gets tired, it loses focus and thus broadens. While it was sharp on a certain problem up till then, it is now starting to wander. Hmm, sounds not very profound to me…

QuickSprout: The Scientifically Proven Best Time to Think and Write Creatively

June Rockwell: 11 Things I Didn’t Know About Typography Before

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June Rockwell is a developer with a background in Computer Science. Thus, she hasn’t heard about anything creative like typography during her studies. Up until lately June thought that typography was all about choosing the right font. Then she stumbled upon “On Web Typography” by Jason Santa Maria and encountered one of these rare life-changing experiences. Having read the book, she sat down and wrote this blog post summarizing her eleven key takeaways that would most likely also be yours. This makes for a definite reading recommendation…

June Rockwell: 11 Things I Didn’t Know About Typography Before

Hootsuite Blog: 5 Tips On Creative Twitter Cover Photos From 10 Brands

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This article covers best practices in the design of Twitter Cover images. Though it focusses on Twitter, it can easily be translated to Facebook, Pinterest or whatever other social network may cross your mind now. Social Media consultant Andrea Johb gives you five easily digestible tips to maximize the success of your social network presence, such as mirroring the seasons in your imagery or showing your products in action and more.

Hootsuite Blog: 5 Tips On Creative Twitter Cover Photos From 10 Brands

Dieter Petereit

Dieter Petereit is a veteran of the web with over 25 years of experience in the world of IT. As soon as Netscape became available he started to do what already at that time was called web design and has carried on ever since. Two decades ago he started writing for several online publications, some well, some lesser known. You can meet him over on Google+.