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Begin off your summer time with #teampixel

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Need a fresh perspective? It’s all yours, courtesy of #teampixel. From a Buddhist monastery in Russia to a picturesque lighthouse in North Carolina, to the best swing set … ever, here’s your weekly look at some of the “Pixel perfect” images shared by Pixel users on Instagram.

Left: @ahwagner – Lines on lines in Bodie Island, NC. Right: @alasdairwillson – Ivolginsk Datsan monastery, Russia

The world as you see it with VR180

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Virtual reality helps creators bring their audiences to new, amazing, and even impossible-to-visit places. As a viewer, you get a whole new angle on shows, sports, and concerts you care about. You can walk around the Eiffel Tower, dive to the bottom of the Great Barrier Reef, or get a new perspective by meeting people face-to-face in a way that isn’t possible with a flat view of the world.

We know that virtual reality videos can be really powerful, which is why we have invested in supporting 360 and VR formats for over two years. And today, VR video is the most popular way to experience VR. But, we’ve heard from creators and viewers who want to make and see even more immersive videos on YouTube. So, we’ve been working with Google’s Daydream team on a brand new video format, called VR180, that we believe will make VR content even easier to create.

VR180 videos focus on what’s in front of you, are high resolution, and look great on desktop and on mobile. They transition seamlessly to a VR experience when viewed with Cardboard, Daydream, and PSVR, which allow you to view the images stereoscopically in 3-D, where near things look near, and far things appear far. VR180 also supports livestreaming videos so creators and fans can be together in real time.

For creators, you’ll be able to set up and film your videos the way you normally would with any other camera. And, soon, you’ll be able to edit using familiar tools like Adobe Premiere Pro. From vlogs, to makeup tutorials to music videos – your videos will work great in VR.

But supporting the format is just the beginning. We want to make cameras that are easy to work

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Begin off your summer time with #teampixel

Pixel_622_1.jpg

Need a fresh perspective? It’s all yours, courtesy of #teampixel. From a Buddhist monastery in Russia to a picturesque lighthouse in North Carolina, to the best swing set … ever, here’s your weekly look at some of the “Pixel perfect” images shared by Pixel users on Instagram.

Left: @ahwagner – Lines on lines in Bodie Island, NC. Right: @alasdairwillson – Ivolginsk Datsan monastery, Russia

A number of issues #10

Megu tuna katsu

In a boost for Instagram dopamine hits, restaurant owners are branding their food and drinks. The stamp on the seared tuna isn’t exactly enticing, but the ice cubes look smart. Via Brand New.

Tuna by Megu.

Pacific Cocktail Haven ice cubeIce by Pacific Cocktail Haven (PCH).

The most important quarter-inch in business, a great read, via Jerry Kuyper.

Well known logosImage by 123 Klan.

Behind the Facebook logo — a $100 million story. The designers were offered equity as payment, but decided against it. On the plus side, they weren’t short of work after the project was finished.

The Brand New Conference early-bird pricing ends next week for September’s event in Chicago. Another top lineup.

A brief history of The New York Times logo, via Khoi.

New York Times logo evolutionGraphic by Stephen Hiltner, The New York Times.

Design and Vulnerability is a short read from self-employed designer Meaghan Fisher with thoughts on feeling like an imposter in the design profession. She quotes Andrew Couldwell:

“It’s actually a good thing that you struggle like this — that you feel incapable, and want to quit. It means you are passionate about what you are doing, and want to do it right. It means you are growing. So don’t give up; every good designer feels this way sometimes.”

Not logo-specific, but there’s some design relevance in this maximum meaning, minimum means ethos.

Previous things.

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Packaging a Begin-up, Half 1: Budgets

A checklist for start-ups of all sizes considering packaging their product.

Ready to launch a start-up? Learn why to consider your packaging earlier, and collaborate with experts to cross the finish line on time. Start-ups must consider every investment’s impact on your launch date as well as your finances both short term and long. The earlier you consider packaging, the…

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