Owning All The Music in the World

Remembering Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall, the USPS' long-overdue rebrand, smartphones charged by sound and more in our weekly look at the web

São Paulo-based Zero Freitas has one weakness: vinyl. He owned around 3,000 records before graduating from high school, and went on to study music composition in college before taking over the family business, a bus company. Now, he has a 25,000-square-foot warehouse containing, at his best guess, over several million albums. This NYT Magazine piece uncovers Freitas’ fascination with buying all of the records in …

Vale, The Great Lauren Bacall

Remembering Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall, the USPS' long-overdue rebrand, smartphones charged by sound and more in our weekly look at the web

Not only was she a scene-stealing actress, but many of Lauren Bacall’s performances stand as a benchmark for acting and continue to influence the craft and cinema studies today. Bacall may have recently passed but her talent, elegance and beauty live on. Whether it’s her debut opposite Humphrey Bogart in “To Have and Have Not” or the cynicism of her character in “How To Marry …

Logo Wisdom: Ivan Chermayeff

Remembering Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall, the USPS' long-overdue rebrand, smartphones charged by sound and more in our weekly look at the web

The 82-year-old graphic designer Ivan Chermayeff is credited with some of the most iconic and widely seen logos in the world—from NBC’s peacock to the National Geographic’s gold border graphic. One of the certified godfathers of the field (Yale’s graphic design department was only in its second year when he was a student), when Chermayeff talks, it’s best to gather around and listen. With an …