Twitter Link Roundup #281 – We Love Great Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Artists got skills, yo. As a person whose entire career has been devoted to supporting the work of artists, I like to think that I have seen great works unfold before my eyes. And I have. But when I saw this video, I was blown away – the artistry and skill behind this pencil astounds me every time I watch. I think it will astound you as well.

Now close your mouth – you look silly with your jaw hanging down to your chest. In any case, t’s time to focus. Why? Because it’s time for our latest set of links and articles that we shared with you over the past week on our  crowdSPRING Twitter account (as well as my own Twitter account)! We just love sharing articles about fonts, logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Enjoy!


From the Vault: Give it a Break, Already. | @crowdSPRING Blog –

Why You Should Discriminate Amongst Customers, and Be Proud of It

Small Business and Startups: Finding Your Match | @crowdSPRING Blog –

How Family and Friends Can Help You Strengthen Your Good Habits

10 Things Managers Of Two-Person Teams Need To Know


Life Hacks to Be Productive Instead of Just Busy

“F*^% You Airbnb”: What Some New Yorkers Really Think About The Company Everyone Is Talking About

How to Live with Risks

Sam Adams Founder: Waiting for That ‘Light Bulb’ Moment? Don’t.

These 6 Principles Help Make Innovation Easy

How Entrepreneurs Like Branson Hatch Their Best Business Ideas – Forbes

Don’t Fall For “The Big Lie” When Planning Your Career

Super-Successful Leaders Give Their Best Career Advice for Millennials

It’s Never Too Late: At 78, This Former Physicist Is Starting a Hedge Fund

The World According to China

The Brave Strategy That Finally Helped These Two Startup Founders Dominate Their Market

How To Play To Your Distinctive Strengths

Why Superfans Can Be Super-Scary For Companies

Homejoy shuts its doors

Rules for Finding Balance Between Startup Life and Family

10 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Stay Calm

Best Health Practices to Improve Your Life — In and Out of the Office

A Private Island In Paradise For A High School Teacher Turned Millionaire – Forbes

Drinking 10 cans of diet coke per day led this entrepreneur to start her own company.

This Resume Angel Can Help You Get That Job

Why Success Can Be So Lonely

The Hidden Dark Side of Goals and Planning – Further

Schwinn As Its Own Spokesperson


Use Social Media to Market Your Business Like a PRO

This Teen Paid for College by Selling on Etsy. Here Are 5 Ways She Did It.

How to Increase Your Sales Using Instagram

Simple And Effective WordPress SEO Tips To Increase ECommerce Sales


Pentagram Skewers Corporate Jargon In This Hilarious Holiday Card

Avengers (Covers) Assemble! – Print Magazine

Reasons Why Interior Design Is Moving Online

If This Is What Spaceships Will Look Like In 100 Years, You’re Going To Want To Get In Line Now

Bringing Down the In-House: 30 Stellar In-House Design Projects – HOW Design

Zaha Hadid Teams Up With Pharrell And Adidas For A New Sneaker Design

Seeing the Power of Political Posters…

The Push Pin Pantheon – Print Magazine

Kyoto Digital Art

Tactical Design Critique — Designing Medium — Medium

Friday Fresh Free Fonts – Inkut Antiqua, Ayanami, Work Sans

Screenings – Watch. Learn. Design.

Snow Peak Hozuki Lantern 2.0 – Design Milk

When Handwriting Dies, Neural Networks Will Be The Only Calligraphers Left

Batman Arkham Knight Environment Art

Bændit: Bendable and Modular Sunglasses – Design Milk

These Beautifully Styled Food Photos Are Like Visual Recipes

Milton Glaser on Massimo Vignelli – Print Magazine

A Complex, 3D Printed Sofa by Janne Kyttanen – Design Milk

Why Is This House Dangling From The Arm Of A Crane?

How to Create a Summer Girl Illustration in Adobe Illustrator – Tuts+ Design & Illustration


“Fresh from the SPRING” features our fantastic Creative, “titikapi”

Designer recreates iconic logos using LEGO bricks | DesignFaves

The Surprising History Of The Warner Bros. Logo

Ludwig Hohlwein, Master Designer – Print Magazine

Beautiful Digital Branding: Discover the World of Pharrell Williams


How 4 Designers Built A Game With 18.4 Quintillion Unique Planets

This Colorful Compilation Of Fake UIs Is The Best Thing You’ll See Today

How to Hack Web Design Learning Process

Quest for Disruption: Why the Web Design Industry is Ripe for a Change

6 Principles Of Digital Design For Civic Innovation

Jason Hardy: In Pursuit of Complex Interactive Projects

Sites of the Week: Index, Bill Byron, Fletcher Systems and more

The Explosive Hand Lettering Rebellion – Print Magazine

How to develop the perfect web skillset

“No UI” Design’s Next Move: Fake UI

Moving blocks (no JS)

Material Design Lite – A Giant Library of Web Components – Designmodo


Noteworthy Projects in Wearable Design

6 Ways Your Gadgets Are (Literally) Hurting You

Making Time: Redesigning A Calendar Experience For Android

Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 4.6 launch for any developer on any platform | Developer Drive

Launching Your First App


The World’s First Shoe Upper Made of Ocean Waste

Evergreen Eyelashes Are Nature’s ‘All Natural’ Cosmetic

Intimate Photos Of How People Eat In New York City

These Lego-Like Roads Are Made From Plastic Trash