“In the early days, it was really about the map, but the values have shifted. Hal and Bill realized it was important to get the beauty and to give people something they could look at and dream about. I think a computer-generated map is a reflection of the office—it’s rigid. A hand-painted map reflects the outdoors.” If you went skiing over the holidays, then you almost certainly enjoyed the work of James Niehues. Meet the Man Behind Most of the Ski Maps in America. (I enjoyed his green circle work, but he really lost me during his black diamond period.)

+ “2-3: Exclamation points per 100,000 words writers are allowed, according to American novelist Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing … 8: Exclamation points included in a statement by US president Donald Trump on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.” Quartz on the unholy rise of the exclamation point (which most of us missed because we were so distracted by the spike in all caps…)