‘ANYWHERE’: A Free, Visually Exciting Book For Freelancers, By Freelancers

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In freelance app AND CO’s compelling study on the future of freelancers, it was found that the quality of life of 68% of solo workers has improved dramatically ever since they took up the decision to go freelance.

The startling results point at an interest of these digital nomads in pursuing the same path in the future. However, what’s stopping them? The life of an independent worker is rife with unknowns—AND CO suggests—and the unknown is always scary.

The company has thus put together ANYWHERE, a gorgeous 150-page handbook that might help inspire freelancers, solopreneurs and remote workers to wish you work—you guessed it—anywhere.

“Since living and working as a digital nomad is such a unique experience, we leaned on insights from more than 100 people who have been there before to capture the fundamentals of living a nomadic lifestyle.”

“Each chapter was written by a current digital nomad, and dozens of best practices from their peers can be found throughout the chapters.”

The ANYWHERE eBook is free for download. However, if you wish, you can purchase the paperback version for US$29.99 and the Kindle version for US$5.99 on Amazon.

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‘ANYWHERE’: A Free, Visually Exciting Book For Freelancers, By Freelancers

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In freelance app AND CO’s compelling study on the future of freelancers, it was found that the quality of life of 68% of solo workers has improved dramatically ever since they took up the decision to go freelance.

The startling results point at an interest of these digital nomads in pursuing the same path in the future. However, what’s stopping them? The life of an independent worker is rife with unknowns—AND CO suggests—and the unknown is always scary.

The company has thus put together ANYWHERE, a gorgeous 150-page handbook that might help inspire freelancers, solopreneurs and remote workers to wish you work—you guessed it—anywhere.

“Since living and working as a digital nomad is such a unique experience, we leaned on insights from more than 100 people who have been there before to capture the fundamentals of living a nomadic lifestyle.”

“Each chapter was written by a current digital nomad, and dozens of best practices from their peers can be found throughout the chapters.”

The ANYWHERE eBook is free for download. However, if you wish, you can purchase the paperback version for US$29.99 and the Kindle version for US$5.99 on Amazon.

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'Silicon Valley' said goodbye to Erlich in the most Erlich way possible

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This post contains spoilers for Silicon Valley Season 4, episode 10, titled “Server Error.”

Much like everything Erlich Bachman has ever attempted, T.J. Miller’s Silicon Valley exit was kind of ridiculous.

In the Season 4 finale, after venturing to Tibet to catch up with former Hooli CEO Gavin Belson for a fresh start, Erlich wasted no time going back to his old habits — literally — and getting cozy with an opium pipe. 

As Gavin left to rescue Jack Barker from a hostage situation in a Chinese factory to try and curry the favor of the Hooli board, he encouraged Erlich to come with him, but the curly-haired miscreant was too high to pay any attention to him. Instead of dragging him along while stoned, Gavin paid the owner of the drug den enough cash to allow Erlich to stay there for five years, and left him giggling up at the ceiling in a fugue state. Read more…

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Fascism’s Colorful Disease

People of a certain generation recalling the bad old days of Italian Fascism and Benito Mussolini will say by way of apology, “At least he made the trains run on time.” I’m not actually certain that the Italian version of our own Duce Trump actually did make trains run on time, but it sounds as good as “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” or “carrots are good for the eyes.”

Still, despite the horrors of the Fascist regime, they did attempt to do some civil service for the Italian population. And one thing that was high on the agenda was health and disease prevention. Among the most aggressive campaigns mounted by the regime was the initiative to eradicate tuberculosis. Italy was not alone. Most countries in the world had active programs to fight this killer disease.

These colorful seals or stamps are very much like American Christmas Seals, but there is a spirited quality that belies the fact that the fasci image on the stamp represents an iron-fisted government that would just as soon stamp out resistance to its rule as TB itself.

 

 

 

 


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Chinese Characters Whirl, Shift And Bounce In Animated Typography Project

Although motion graphics play a significant part in visual storytelling, the majority of motion graphics are based upon the Roman alphabet, with far fewer examples based on other language systems.

In response to this, Taiwanese designer Ting An Ho created the ‘Motion Type Project’, a motion graphics project based on Chinese characters.

“Because of the difference between Oriental characters and Western, using the same design approach is not entirely appropriate.”

Through the project, Ho seeks to broaden designers’ understanding of how Chinese characters function in relation to typography and motion graphics. Due to the structural differences between Roman and Oriental characters, designers must evaluate the characters in different ways.

“The main difference lies in the structure… Chinese words are logograms, presenting a phrase or a word in single pictograph (instead of phonograph), and since the traditional calligraphies were written by oriental Ink and brush, either strokes, serifs, base lines and structures are all different from Western’s.”

The project sees Chinese characters come to life in a series of motion graphics. Because Chinese characters are based on pictograms composed of many individuals strokes, these strokes can swirl and bounce together to form a very different moving composition than can a Roman character.

View the project below, and be sure to check out all of Ting An Ho’s designs here.

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Michelle Obama helps make Chance the Rapper's BET Humanitarian Award historic

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The BET Awards featured a surprise guest on Sunday: Michelle Obama. And she taped a special message for none other than Chance the Rapper. 

The occasion for the visit from the former first lady was Chance’s acceptance of the BET Humanitarian Award. 

Michelle and Barack Obama both called Chicago home before moving to the White House, which explains why Michelle was able to reveal to the audience that her family knew the Chicago rapper since he was “a wee little baby rapper.” 

Not only is Chance now the youngest recipient of the award, he delivered a pretty damn good speech for a 24-year-old rising star.  Read more…

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Apple’s New Store In Chicago Teases Colossal MacBook Air For Its Roof

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Last week, the construction crew working on Apple’s new store at the Chicago River unveiled a mammoth-sized Apple logo that, when placed atop the building’s curved metallic roof, revealed what resembles a MacBook Air.

DNAInfo Chicago reported that the logo was removed after an hour, suggesting that it could have been a test run or tentative design.

Apple is moving its flagship store in Chicago from 679 North Michigan Avenue to the north bank of the Chicago River. The exact date for the store’s opening has yet to be confirmed.

The tech giant recently debuted its new store in the Middle East that reacts to the environment via one of the world’s largest moving art.

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