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Byte Size Bites: Issue #1 - Logos, Monophonics, The Mail Rail and more

November 17 · Issue #1 · View online
Byte Size Bites
Welcome to the first issue of my new newsletter Byte Size Bites. Your inbox may well be overflowing and whilst I hate to add to the terror of a bulging unread count I sincerely hope you find it interesting. You can of course hit reply and let me know what you think.
Thanks for reading and see you next week(ish) - Keir - Bath, UK
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Easy Listening
My days of being at the cutting edge of the music scene may be long gone (as my 8 year old daughter will testify) but occasionally I venture out of my comfort zone and listen to a few “fresh slices” as recommended by the Spotify algorithm. 
A recent recommendation was a track by Monophonics which led to a lengthy dive into their back catalogue. This San Francisco ensemble apparently play their own brand of music known as Psychedelic Soul. It’s certainly soulful with a big dose of funk too. Definitely music to code by!
Recommended Reading
This week’s reads feature a new favourite print publication, side project marketing, James Bond, a little bit of art, a new free Shopify app and a subterranean transport network very few have ridden.
Umbrella Magazine
Side Product Marketing is The New King
James Bond's Most Memorable Style Moments
Küla Shop
The Mail Rail
Logo Modernism
I often find it hard to justify the cost of coffee table books. Not having a coffee table adds to the woe but Logo Modernism by Taschen might make me open my digital wallet and splash out on both.
Authored by Jens Müller this book features approximately 6,000 trademarks, focused on the period 1940–1980 ranging from media outfits to retail giants and airlines to art galleries. At a cent under $70 it’s not cheap but well worth an investment for graphic fiends.
And Finally …
I’ve been lucky enough to visit New York a few times over the last few years. Whilst the UK and USA seem to be assimilating culturally there’s one thing that we haven’t quite been manage to replicate — the classic American diner.
A case in point is Junior’s in Brooklyn. From an intimidatingly large menu right through to a cheesecake counter that had me heading to buy a pair of elasticated “pants” it really is a classic. Definitely worth a visit if you find yourself in need of a bite in Brooklyn.
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