— How to design a library that makes kids want to read. TED talk by Michael Bierut on the process and unintended consequences of branding New York's L!BRARY Initiative.

— Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming. Neil Gaiman explains why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens.

— Albers in command. A look at Josef Albers' iconic designs for Command Records in the fifties and sixties. Still hugely influential today. I've had my nose deep in his Interaction of Color recently. Boy knew his stuff.

— Gerhard Steidl is making books an art form. New Yorker profile of the printer and publisher – mostly beautiful photography books by the likes of Robert Frank, Richard Serra and Ed Ruscha. Fascinated by his pen pocket.

— Films watched, May 2017. I've recently been using splendid site/app/thing Letterboxd to keep track of the various films that fall into my eyes. Last month's batch was a mixed bag, to say the least.

— Creating the never-ending bloom. Artist, designer and inventor John Edmark talks about his obsession with spirals and the Golden Angle and how it informs his incredible sculptural experiments. 

— A whimsical introduction to graphic design for filmmaking. Creative Review's Salonee Gadgil reports back from one of Annie Atkins' art department workshops AND I'M SO GOSH DARN JEALOUS I MIGHT DO A LITTLE SCREAM.