The Olive Reading List: March 5, 2015

Here’s a look at some of the things we’ve been reading, watching, and discussing in the Olive studio this week:

Here’s What the Inside of an Oscar Envelope Looks Like

Have you thought much about all the work that goes into those pretty gold envelopes for the Academy Awards? One man has spent the last five years making them more glamorous than ever. And the award for fanciest stationery goes to…
— Jessie Reagen

Interview with Musician/Songwriter Sharon Van Etten

It’s a pretty cool experience to check in on one of your favorite websites to find their latest documented interview is with one of your favorite singer/songwriters. And that’s just what happened.
— Dani Adelman (@DaniAdelman)

Designing Animation for Mobile

As mobile continues to evolve, here are some useful tips for designing animation for mobile!
— Ben Oberg (@benoberg)

Google Now Automatically Converts Flash Ads to HTML5

Google is helping increase ad impact on mobile devices by converting all Flash animated banner ads to HTML5 automatically.
— Peter Robelia (@PeterRobelia)

Gallery: The Fleeting Beauty of Caves Made from Ice and Snow

These breathtaking glacier photographs show the stunning natural textures and colors our world displays—despite how temporary they may be available to witness. In related beauty, local Apostle Islands ice caves make living in freezing Minnesota winter temperatures a little bit more justified.
— Katie Yohn (@KatieLyohn)

Ad of the Day: Geico Makes Clever Pre-Roll Ads That Are Basically Unskippable

Do you hover over the “skip ad” button ready to pull the trigger the second the countdown is over? Geico is onto you.
— Eliza Green (@ElizaAnneGreen)

The Official Nintendo Style Guide from 1993

A nostalgic look back on style guides that made some of our favorite childhood characters come to life. From Mario to T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas, this guide breaks them down Pantone to pixel.
— Leah Alsum

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