It's cool to make smart insightful stuff and understand it's place in a book. Branded pieces show how you think about engaging a consumer. Content pieces such as these show you know the human condition, that you're thinking bigger than brands.
1 :: New York Times One in 8 Million series :: These simple elegant profiles of real people help us understand the power of the interview. Audio, stills in SoundSlides format...the execution is simple.
2 :: The Gay Alphabet :: How beautiful is this? Simple animation and we get an A-Z snapshot of gay culture. Interesting to consider a collection of these that look to insights over stereotypes, but it could be a useful exercise.
3 :: Handwritten Typographers :: Making your own type from handwriting. Wow. Nicole Karalekas recently made her own A-Z dingbat colelction of her life. beautiful.
4 :: Books! Self-published, collections, portfolios, conceptual themes, good content. I love issuu and blurb for looking at what people are doing.
5 :: Videos and insight. UT master's student and photojournalist Joey Castillo crafted this beautiful piece on the Csikszentmihalyi's concept of flow. Very smart. (Thanks, Glenn Griffin. You always have the best stuff to show. You inspire me.) Sidenote: vimeo has good stuff.