If you can't polish a turd then can you polish a saveloy? Here at North V South we give it a bloody good attempt.
This week in the podcast that is, but isn't, recorded very often we discuss (among other things): Black Library novels; applying immediacy filters and other unwanted tips; a new boardgame magazine Senet ; War of the Worlds; The creator of Minifigs; Darth Maul and Fighting Fantasy, Ellie Sampson paper art, notable bookcover designs of 2019, and, to cap it off, pies. Although pies with lids are just stews with hats on.
- Stories of Your Life and Others — Rob's been reading: Ted Chiang's astonishing book of sci-fi short stories. Including the one that inspired the film Arrival.
- Netflix - Altered Carbon — Rob's been watching this.
- Our Universe - An Astronomers Guide — Rob's been reading this. A great primer on the current state of thinking about all things astronomical/cosmological.
- Antarctica — Rob's been reading: A great overview of the continent - its history, geology, flora and fauna, and the people who live and work there.
- Erebus - by Michael Palin — Rob and Jon have both been reading and enjoying this history of the Royal Navy ship Erebus.
- swissmiss | The “Immediacy Filter”
- Neural Network used to upscale a Lumiere brothers film — Quite astonishing. Watch the before and the after.
- Machine learning restores old photographs — More neural network / machine learning stuff.
- Notable Book Covers of 2019 | The Casual Optimist — Some wonderful book covers here, thoughtfully curated by the lovely people at The Casual Optimist.
- Dan Abnett's Warhammer 40K books — Jon's been reading and enjoying some of these.
- Jon's new family member - Boo — Jon has welcomed a new puppy to his household. A Lancashire Heeler called Boudica.
- Jens Nygaard Knudsen has sadly died. — Jens Nygaard Knudsen was the creator of the Lego Minifigure.
- Vaughan Oliver dies aged 62 — Vaughan Oliver, graphic designer of record covers for 4AD has passed away.
- Zanbar / Maul
- Ellie Sampson - paper designer — Jon and Rob both marvel at the incredible work of Ellie Sampson.
- Monotype acquires Fontsmith | Printweek
- Foundation Type Capsule Fonts | Fonts by Hoefler&Co. — Great idea from Hoefler & Co. Type capsules are sets of five coordinating font styles.
- A Little Film About… Helen Musselwhite on Vimeo — Lovely stuff from the lovely illustration agency Handsome Frank.