But I’m A Nice Guy (by Scott Benson)
I’d watch a feature length version of this.
this is slightly beyond fabulous.
the end of the first week at the beginning of a new era! goodbye, tumblr (officially). (at Condé Nast Building)
"I think most of us are outsiders. And I think that’s good because it makes you question things."
"What is the “public-safety exception” to the Miranda warning, the requirement that defendants be told their rights, including that they can remain silent and have an attorney? Does it grant the police a limited ability to ask where a bomb is or which way an accomplice ran, and use the answers in court? Or is it a free forty-eight-hour questioning coupon the government gets for calling someone a terrorist?"
We’re all saying a prayer for Boston tonight, indeed.
The Creators of Chicago: Artist Luke Pelletier
This would have been the first in a series of ten profiles, but life had other plans. Enjoy this first and last installment anyway, and thanks for reading with us.
As departure memos go, this will be a short one. I had a great year-and-change working at Tumblr, and that was entirely because of (a) the work and (b) the people, not in any kind of priority. When you do work you love with people you love, the two become the same in your mind. The work is mostly on display here. The people are too many to name, though I must call out Jessica and Sky and Topher and most recently and too briefly Jason. That is Tumblr Editorial and they are brilliant, excellent, choice types you would be lucky to know. Other folks at Tumblr were also my jam and you know who you are, present and past alike. Even if it ended too soon for my taste, I’ll forever be thankful to those responsible for the chance we had to make and play. Amazing how simple it gets, the more there is to do. Looking forward to even more — I’m gone but I ain’t leaving. If you’re interested in having me do something with you, for you, or to you, feel free to get in touch.
Tumblr Storyboard: Our Year in Video.
(lots of clips we didn’t include, but you get the idea, no?) The Dept. of Editorial embarked on some pretty epic adventures throughout the past year. From the world of One Direction to Dominique Ansel, from hanging with GrumpyCat to getting to the heart of Sesame Street’s second try on divorce, from hanging in the sky with NYC sign painters to traversing the streets with the city’s pothole repair crew, we covered a lot of ground – in every sense. We’re proud of the stories we were able to tell – about the truly inspiring, innovative creatives that comprise today’s world. And now, onwards and upwards! We’re excited about what the future holds.