Link Love: 5.13.10

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• Package design junkies, check out Twenty Beautiful Bottles, a collection of inspiring, mostly alcohol-related imagery.

Principles of Minimalist Web Design is SO GOOD. I’ve never seen so many great examples of clean, well executed websites all in one place.

• A former model talks openly about her experiences and what it’s like to have your body critiqued on a near daily basis. “For as long as we can remember, we have been told that models need to be thin because sample sizes are small. Model agencies deny responsibility because designers want thin models. Designers blame the industry, whatever that means. Money is certainly an issue, because smaller sample sizes mean less fabric and less work. But the role of models themselves is not really discussed at all.”

• Starbucks owns Seattle’s Best Coffee and is now rolling it out into many fast food chains including Burger King. Due in part to its massive expansion, Seattle’s Best just underwent a major brand face lift. What do you think? For better or worse?

• If you’re looking for a good laugh, please pay a visit to When Web Design Goes Wrong. All that I can think of when looking at these are ‘1996’ and ‘Geocities.’

• Beautiful! Penmanship of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries:

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• Rachel Hills asks, “Can you make a living by just being you?

• The design of this coffee table book really inspires me. Clean, effective layouts and simple type.

• Nicole Balch brings up some really great points in Sponsorship and Advertising. In part, she says, “Many have lamented the fact that so many blogs are being monetized, and they would prefer to see them remain free of advertising. I respect those individuals that blog without any form of payment, but I also have respect for those that have been able to be fairly compensated for the lovely sites that they have created. It takes a considerable amount of time, effort, and money to keep a blog like Making it Lovely going.” Right on.

• Tavi briliantly dissects the Terry Richardson debate and I admit to cracking a smile when she says “And, let’s clarify: you don’t love women just because you have sex with them and like taking pictures of their ladyparts.”

• Star just did a cute little sketch of her weekend spent in Portland and even included some out takes from our photo booth strips!

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