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The Weekly

FEBRUARY 16, 2021


It might be safe to say that it has been a cold few weeks for most of you reading this. Are you staying cozy, finding warmth in things like your favorite TV shows, hugging your pets, or reading a good book? We sure hope so.


Links That Kept Us Reading

Credit: Vincent de Boer
A jazz band improvises an entire track in one take for an animated music video honoring the brushstroke. Prepare to be mesmerized.
How do we prepare for the changes ahead? World After Covid is an interactive database and time-capsule of scientists’ hopes and worries about the post-Covid future. Dive in deep.
Public Media Institute has created a Mutual Aid Map and Directory for Chicago. Read on to learn about our local mutual aid groups, food distribution programs, kitchens, and food pantries that provide free meals and provisions to the public.
Is graphic design too trendy? What a question. Harry Bennet for It’s Nice That questions what’s wrong with current trends, what’s right about them, and the unexpected significance they have on us all.
Music nerds: Remember that digital experience where Spotify completely roasted you? Well, the minds behind that experiment are at it again—this time with Live Music Jukebox. Enjoy dissecting which live versions of your favorite artists’ songs stand out the most compared to the studio versions.
FKA twigs and Getty Images aim to elevate the visual narrative of Black history by donating visual content from its Hulton Archive and Editorial Collections for free non-commercial use, helping Black storytellers, educators, and content creators make history accessible. As if we needed another reason to love FKA Twigs.

Client Shout-Out: Nature’s Fynd

Credit: Nature’s Fynd
Yesterday, our partners, Nature’s Fynd, announced their first-ever product launch and they sold out within 24 hours!

Their first release, the Fy™ Breakfast Bundle, includes Meatless Breakfast Patties and Dairy-Free Cream Cheese. Both items are made from their revolutionary Fy Protein™ which requires 99% less land, 87% less water, and a fraction of the energy it takes to produce traditional protein sources.

It was such a pleasure to build the digital home for Nature’s Fynd and help them go to market with their completely digital, category-defining product launch. (And we have to admit, it was pretty cool to watch Bill Gates and Anderson Cooper talk about Nature’s Fynd on 60 minutes!)  
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