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Guy Moorhouse

Guy Moorhouse

Issue 16

January 2024

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Hey, in case you don't remember signing up, this is a quick reminder that I'm Guy and this is my newsletter Converge, an occasional email featuring lots of interesting links for creative folks like you.

And a happy 2024 to you – hope yours is getting off to a great start.

It's been a little while since the last one of these as life got a bit crunchy in the run up to the new year. So I've decided to dial back the cadence a little from this being a monthly newsletter to something more occasional like once every six weeks to two months. Basically, it'll be all the same great content only slightly less frequently, so less things in your inbox.

With that out the way, let's get on to the good stuff.



Space Type Generator

Space Type Generator

Animated type tool

This is a brilliant browser based type animation tool from motion and generative designer Kiel Danger Mutschelknaus.

Play around with the copy, fonts and presets to create your own animated type loops that you can save as mp4s.

πŸ”— spacetypegenerator.com

Tokyo Dome City

Tokyo Dome City

Identity design

I love this colourful, lively typographic identity for Tokyo Dome City from communication design studio TypeForm.

The studio developed a rich set of animated typographic treatments for use across the Tokyo Dome β€” which includes applications for amusement parks, spas, hotels, and theatres.

πŸ”— en.andform.jp



Thoughtful puzzle games

Puzzmo is a brilliant collaborative puzzle games platform from prolific game designer Zach Gage and team.

I've been a fan of Gage's iOS games for a while and these browser-based word games and puzzles are unmistakably his. Following a successful launch, Puzzmo recently went on to be acquired by Hearst Newspapers.

πŸ”— puzzmo.com

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Pocket companion

The r1 is remarkable by virtue of being new tech doing something slightly different β€” bringing AI features into apps.

I'm very doubtful the functionality here has any deep, longlasting use in its current state, but it's definitely worth a look if you've not watched the keynote. It's also nice to see new form factors and tech emerging with the proliferation of AI.

And that Teenage Engineering software/hardware design... *chefs kiss*

πŸ”— rabbit.tech





Code editor

I've not had a chance to play with this yet, but Zed is billed as a high-performance, multiplayer code editor. It's from the creators of Atom.

I'm always intrigued to try new software like this, even for things as mundane as code editors. Our tools shape us and all that...

πŸ”— zed.dev


Creative Spotlight

Eleonora Kova

Eleonora Kova

Eleonora Kova

Eleonora Kova

Artist & Illustrator

Brighton-based artist, Eleonora Kova makes these brilliant, colourful geometric compositions using acrylic paints.

What totally drew me into her art was her process videos where you can see how she creates them using carefully selected acrylic colours that she then scrapes into amazing stripes and arcs to create the final pieces. It's so satisfying and therapeutic to watch.

πŸ”— instagram.com



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The Art of Listening

Music documentary

If you love music, you'll love this documentary. The Art of Listening explores the journey music takes to reach a listener’s ear β€” from the intent of an instrument maker and composer, to the producers and engineers who capture and preserve an artist’s voice.

I'm not sure how I missed this when it first came out a few years ago, but I hoovered up the whole hour of it when it was recommended on YouTube.

πŸ”— youtu.be



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I've recommended lots of things by music producer Rick Rubin in this newsletter and here's another one – a podcast in which he interviews a wide variety of different notable folks from a broad range of disciplines and backgrounds.

If you're looking for somewhere to start, the Trent Reznor episode is as good a place as any.

πŸ”— tetragrammaton.com


Alright, that's your lot for this one, thanks so much for reading.

Feel free to reply to this email if you have something to share (or just want to say hi). I always read and respond to any replies I receive. Until the next time x

Guy Moorhouse