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The Weekly

JANUARY 19, 2021


A short week calls for a short introduction if I’m remembering the newsletter rules correctly. We hope this mailer reaches you safe, healthy, and energized to keep trucking forward.


Links That Kept Us Reading

Credit: Illustration by Julia Dufossé
I Recommend Eating Chips is a must-read. “Eating these chips will rescue us, above all, from the very worst things on our screens, the cursed news of the outside world—escalating numbers, civic decay, gangs of elderly men behaving like children.” Amazing.
Smithsonian Open Access was recently announced, giving us all access to download, share, and reuse millions of the Smithsonian’s from across their 19 museums, nine research centers, libraries, archives, and the National Zoo. Dive on in, y’all.
Wish Me Luck Tattoo, Chicago’s first Black-, trans- and queer-owned tattoo shop has opened in Logan Square. F*ck yeah. Don’t miss this lovely profile on artist and shop owner, Faith.
Does having a purpose in life make us happy? Always facinated with NewPhilosopher. This piece didn’t disappoint.

One of Us: Alibaster McDonald

A handful of months ago, design researcher and strategist Alibaster McDonald joined the One Design team—and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Before joining our studio, Alibaster kept busy by finding ways to embed human-centered design into every facet of his clients’ organizations.

But you know us. We're a curious bunch. If you want to go beyond the bio, click below to read Alibaster’s book, music-for-working, and LaCroix recommendations.
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