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Weekend reading list – week of December 1

December 5, 2014

Every week, TP1 shares our top 5 reads pulled from local and international sources. Here’s your can’t-miss content for the week of December 1.

Creativity on demand
Creative work can be a thankless task, as ideas don’t appear on demand. Most great ideas can come to you when you’re in the shower or riding in a cab for example. That is, outside business hours. In this article, designer Ken Carbone makes a case for paying designers by the hour.
→ Read it in Fast Company

“Tu had me at President”
John Crace, journalist at The Guradian, has condensed the new book by Valérie Trierweiler, the ex-partner of French President François Hollande, to create a 750-word narrative written in “franglais”.
→ Read it in The Guardian

Top apps of 2014
With 2015 looming, the time has come to start the year-end lists Time offers a round-up of the 10 best applications of 2014.
→ Read it in Time

The rise of Pabst
Pabst Blue Ribbon was a blue-collar beer in the sales slumps before the hipsters took up its banner. Learn how this brand earned its hipster cred.
→ Read it in Marketing Magazine

Crazy about typography?
Then you’ll have to watch all 12 videos in the “Sacrées caractères” webseries created by France Culture. Each short animated video tells the history of a classic typeface. French only.
→ Watch it on Dailymotion

Happy reading!
– The TP1 team