Issue 24: Squid Games, Logo Layouting, Amazon Basics, This and that

SQUID GAME: I completed watching Squid Game1, and as someone said, it was more like Hunger Games met Parasite. For the politics part, I was not sure if they meant it or if it was a perspective added until I read that the subtitles were ‘toned down’2. If you are looking for more K-Drama, here is a list from Vogue3.

HYPE: I loved the way smallcase used Squid Game hype to promote4 itself. Also, the Kerala Tourism - Netflix India conversation5. ;)

ADS: Robert Reeve’s Tweet on how you get ads from brands6 you saw in the last few days is trending, especially in Indian Instragams. Nothing new, but clearly articulated.

AMAZON: We know Amazon Basics is ‘copied ideas, cheaply made and sold by the leader in e-commerce7, now, here are proofs that Amazon intentionally alters the search8 result to promote its brands! (…𝄞 Tell us why..)

LOGO LAYOUT: Testimonials, Clientele, Partners, Sponsors - one thing common on these web pages are the logo collection, which takes manual effort to align and set optically. Cory Etzkorn came9 with a new Figma Plugin10, which makes this seamless. Thanks a lot, Cory11!

FIGMA SCHEMA: The conference on the design system is over, and the video recordings are available at Events.Figma12. Sign in and watch, Don’t miss these gems!

1

https://www.netflix.com/title/81040344

2

https://www.thecut.com/2021/10/squid-games-subtitles-arent-perfect-for-a-reason.html

3

https://www.vogue.in/culture-and-living/content/available-on-netflix-and-viki-vogue-ultimate-beginners-guide-to-korean-dramas

4

twitter.com/smallcaseHQ/status/1446419864432807942

5

twitter.com/KeralaTourism/status/1445628012217573382

6

twitter.com/RobertGReeve/status/1397032784703655938

7

youtube.com/watch?v=HbxWGjQ2szQ

8

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/amazon-copied-products-and-rigged-search-results-to-promote-its-own-brands-documents-show-7578561.html

9

twitter.com/coryetzkorn/status/1447931476402741250

10

https://www.figma.com/community/plugin/1023743344702871419/Logo-Layout

11

https://twitter.com/coryetzkorn

12

https://events.figma.com/watch/begin