Our selection of interweb gold this week includes some insane inventions that need to be seen to be believed, a couple of treats for typography fiends, free must-have tools for content marketers (or anyone producing digital content!), and more!
7 UNBELIEVABLE AND HILARIOUS WAYS NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS FOUND OUT THEY HAD WON
Hot on the heels of the announcement of the Nobel Prize winners for 2016 (congrats to Bob Dylan for surprising the highbrow author types scratching their heads as he sauntered off with the Nobel Prize for Literature, by the way), here’s a nice little collection of stories of previous Nobel Prize winners discovering they’d won in less than glamorous ways. Our particular favourite was scientist Martin Chalfie’s tale:
"Ah. This is a sort of ridiculous situation, but sort of funny. I woke up at ten after six, and I realized that they must have given the Prize in Chemistry, so I simply said, "Okay, who's the schnook that got the Prize this time?" And so I opened up my laptop, and I got to the Nobel Prize site and I found out I was the schnook!"
HOW TO CREATE A VECTOR FLORAL TYPOGRAPHY IN ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
One for our graphic designer pals! Exactly what it says on the box: a great little step by step guide on how to produce beautiful vector floral typography.
HOEFLER & CO.’S HANDY WEB TOOL LETS YOU TRY ON DIFFERENT TYPEFACES - FOR FREE
We’ll let the clever clogs at Wired tell you about this excellent little tool they dug up: "Type foundry Hoefler & Co. wants to make trying on fonts easier, with a new tool it calls Try.typography.com. Think of it like a fitting room for typefaces. Users can select fonts from Hoefler & Co.'s catalog and test them out at various sizes, with different line spacing, and with or without certain stylistic flourishes. You can do this to a degree in programs like Word or Adobe InDesign, but with Try.typography, Hoefler & Co. aims to create a faster, more interactive experience."
20 FREE MUST HAVE TOOLS FOR YOUR ZERO BUDGET CONTENT MARKETING CAMPAIGN
This is actually a super helpful collection of tools anyone responsible for digital marketing or social media duties would find useful. From ways to get ideas for online content, to creating visual content that looks great and is eminently shareable, to distribution tools. Definitely worth perusing in case you discover a hidden gem you hadn't heard about before!
THIRTY WEIRD AND AWESOME INVENTIONS
Oh goodness, did we LOVE this list from Bored Panda! Featuring a baby stroller/scooter hybrid, a tie that doubles as a hidden flask, a cutting board that redirects any crumbs to a bird feeder, ink cap eating utensils you can attached to the top of your pen, and a bike that is powered by your feet - but not in the way you think. Have your mind blown by what people will bother to invent!
So there you have it, a Fast Five for the ages. Next week we’ll be back with another collection of interesting links, but until then you can follow Artisan Recruitment on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram where we share the best stuff we find online relating to creative industries, plus links to the hottest jobs in town!