Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Santa's fashion makeover, creepy jiggly GIFs, Bond's new set of wheels and more in our weekly look at the web

1. Aaron Draplin’s Logo Tutorial Aaron Draplin—owner of Draplin Design Co and creative mind behind the popular Field Notes memo books—documents his design process in a tutorial showing just how much calculation goes into creating the simplest of logos. Throughout the video, Draplin discusses what it takes to create a great logo in 2014 and offers insights into his ideas and techniques, all while moving …

Instant Translation With Skype

Skype recently released a new program that can instantly translate a conversation between an English and a Spanish speaker in real time. The “Skype Translator” breaks new ground in communication technology as it proposes a future reality where people can communicate with each other no matter what language they’re speaking. The program is still in preview mode and will take continual use to work out …

There You Are

Sandro Kopp's Skype sessions reflect the hybrid nature of painting reality from a two-dimensional plane

A series that evolved out of two friends chatting online while on opposite sides of the world, Sandro Kopp‘s Skype paintings are a natural progression for the young portrait artist. As a half Kiwi, half German, Kopp—who currently lives in the Scottish Highlands—is no stranger to the nomadic lifestyle that Skype enables, telling us he regularly uses it keep up with friends and family. One …