Daily Archives: September 24, 2009

Link Love: 9.24.09

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• In Fashion’s Secret Helpers, The Wall Street Journal investigates the growing trend of fashion houses reaching out to bloggers and using them as muses as well as sending them free products.

• Did you know that you are never more than 145 miles away from a McDonald’s by car in the United States? Neither did I.

• 40 Excellent Illustrator Tutorials is full of overwhelmingly cool stuff. So much to learn, so little time!

• 10 common typography mistakes.

• The Identity Forum has just compiled a list of the world’s top ten identity firms (via identity 72).

• Zo knows hair (hers is always perfect) and is sharing all of her tips and tricks with us mere mortals!

• The Wall Street Journal has an enlightening article about girls and dieting. 100 fourth-grade girls were interviewed back in 1986 and 75% admitted to being on a diet of some kind. Now many of those girls have just been re-interviewed and talk about their experiences as well as today’s societal pressure (via already pretty).

• I don’t drink Coke, but I would buy it if they introduced this can.

• Steve Pavlina dives in an explains how free speech works online.

• Freelance Switch explains how to decide what you should include in your portfolio.

• Arial vs. Helvetica is a diagram that points out the differences between the two typefaces.

What are your favorite links of the week?