The Olive Reading List: October 16, 2014

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

Gorgeous Typographic Covers For 26 Classic Books

Combining conceptual touches and modern simplicity is no easy task. Leave it to designer Jessica Hische to wow us with 26 elaborate drop caps as 26 classic book covers. Both eye-catching and gorgeous, her letterforms will make you want to dive deep under the book covers.
— Jessie Reagen

Advertising Can Be Ambitious Again, But We Need to Rethink Agency Structure

The title may include the word “advertising,” but this article is really about how all marketers need to refocus and reorganize around how people consume marketing today.
— Erik Norsted (@enorsted)

An Illustrated Compendium of French Food Idioms

This charming collection of French idioms showcases the overt intersection of food and language – a lovely pairing.
— Dani Adelman (@DaniAdelman)

So You’ve Made Some Content, Now What Do You Do With It?

“Content is King but distribution is Queen and she wears the pants.” Good article on tips for how best to distribute content once you’ve created it.
— Ben Oberg (@benoberg )

A Big Article About Wee Things

Why is it so difficult to find Waldo? This piece evaluates the wee things in life – why they’re so important and how we can design to make the wee things seem just a little bit bigger.
— Katie Yohn (@KatieLyohn)

Wayfinding For The Mobile Web

A broad overview of several options for mobile navigation, including pros and cons for use on mobile and desktop sizes. With so many things to consider, the solution boils down to the purpose.
— Leah Alsum

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