I have loved Fast Company for at least 20 years. It’s sort of a “new economy” business magazine, but it’s actually more about ideas and people than it is about business, industry, or technology. I cited an old Fast Company profile on an über-productive inventor/creator in one of my (very) previous posts on creativity, in fact. (See my post, “Creativity, Mr. Patent, Keith Richards, and me” HERE. See the original Fast Company article, “Mr. Patent,” HERE.)
Lately, with our department’s program switch from the Technical Communication major to its new User Experience and Communication Design (UXCD) major, I’ve been following/reading Fast Company’s design magazine online, Co.Design. I like it for its very wide-ranging take on what “design” is, and if you like to think about “creativity” or “creative thinking,” you would really love Co.Design, too.
Digression: Have you noticed that a magazine in its online form usually DOESN’T have italicized titles when people write about it? Like it’s a “place” more than a “text”? So I may switch back and forth on such items in my blog; if I do, you’ll know that’s why and let me slide. (Right? 🙂 )
So anyway, the point of today’s post (finally!): Co.Design has a list of super cool and mostly reasonably priced gifts that you can buy now at the last minute from Amazon. Link to that article/list HERE if you’re interested.
My favorite suggestion? Never Use Futura, by Douglas Thomas, which costs just over $16. A “must” for font geeks! And anyone else who is curious and welcomes new creative insights.