Weekend Wrap-Up + Best of Web 5/30


It’s with a bit of a somber feeling that we sign off this weekend. We have lost two incredible people in the design and arts community this week—the graphic design legend Massimo Vignelli and the incomparable literary force Maya Angelou. Both of these utterly unique individuals blazed trails and changed the world in their own ways and this weekend, we will be remembering them, their wonderful visions and their extraordinary talents. Their contributions are limitless and impossible to quantify, but we’ve selected two films available to watch on Netflix that help to illuminate just some of their accomplishments. The first is Down In The Deltathe Academy Award nominated 1998 film that Angelou directed. The second is the 2007 documentary Helveticaan in-depth look at the iconic typeface that Massimo Vignelli helped to popularize. You can watch the trailers for both films after the jump. Maya and Massimo—you will live on in our hearts, minds, and lives for years to come. —Max


Some of our favorite links from this week:


Below is a summary of this week’s highlights: