Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #204

Start your week off right:

  1. We take maps for granted since the invention of Google Maps paired with a smartphone; however, maps were treasured in the centuries before. Nat Geo shares old maps in the blog, All Over the Map.

  2. Alex Honnold is insane. He is the best free climber in the world. This is his Ted Talk how he climbed the 3K feet vertical cliff, El Capitan, in Yosemite.

  3. These aerial photographs of Greenland’s ice sheets from Tom Hegen appear more like abstract paintings.

  4. Joseph Lee creates these fun portraits using thick paint strokes. As a non painter, I am amazed how much emotion you can get out of few paint strokes.

  5. I love Albert Chamillard’s geometric doodles in his notebook using crosshatching and a standard pen.

  6. Alex Vasyliev grew up in The Sakha Republic which is northern Siberia. He documents life battling the deep winter.

  7. This week Ilford released a video highlighting Jason Lee and his journey from skateboarder into photography.

  8. “Emptiness is a symptom that you are not living creatively. You either have not a goal that is important enough to you, or you are not using your talents and efforts in striving toward an important goal.”– Maxwell Maltz

  9. Niko J. Kallianiotis’s series, “America in a Trance”, focuses life in the former coal cities in Pennsylvania not to far from me. So many of these images seem so familiar to me.

  10. I am pretty sure I have included every podcast conversation between Tim Ferris and Seth Godin in this newsletter and this one is no different.