Fonts In Use – Type at work in the real world.

A great resource for those that have trouble matching typefaces, this site provides real world working examples.

Combining Typefaces by Tim Brown | an e-book

"Combining typefaces is challenging and fun, but it takes practice. Successful combinations are partly a matter of good taste, which can be tough to develop. And finding typefaces that work well together often takes more time than we (or our managers, or our spouses!) think it should.

This pocket guide will give you a framework for efficient practice, lead you to founts of knowledge and help you judge the work you see, including your own work. It will encourage you to be selective, patient and reasonable, focusing on web contexts and your design goals.”

And it’s available for download for only 2 euros! 

Jessica Hische | Upping Your Type Game

A great article written recently by Jessica Hische, discussing typography in depth. Print print-type to web-type, she has tips and resources that are bound to inspire and improve anyone’s typographic skills. 

One warning though: it’s a very long (but very rewarding) read.

Keep an eye out for some of the resources mentioned in the article to pop up over the next few days!

Landor Talks | 8 Principles of Creativity

It is hard to think of a human ability that has had a more profoundly positive effect on the world than creativity. This one human capacity has generated so much. It is individual and universal, intellectual as well as artful, born of inspiration and made with determination. Distinctly human but often misunderstood, creativity is fundamental to life. At Landor, it is our life’s work to constantly build our creative capabilities in service of our clients’ businesses. Here are some things we’ve learned along the way.

Eye Magazine | Feature | The designer as author

Authorship has become a popular term in graphic design circles, especially in those at the edges of the profession: the design academies and the murky territory between design and art. The word has an important ring to it, with seductive connotations of origination and agency. But the question of how designers become authors is a difficult one. and exactly who qualifies and what authored design might look like depends on how you define the term and determine admission into the pantheon.



lol, i love them already. #viacom #intern

Looks like our Historian, Nicole, has officially received her warm welcome at Viacom up in New York. Seems like she has an awesome summer ahead of her!

lol, i love them already. #viacom #intern

Looks like our Historian, Nicole, has officially received her warm welcome at Viacom up in New York. Seems like she has an awesome summer ahead of her!

(Source: nicolesprocessblog)

Typographic Design in the Digital Domain with Erik Spiekermann & Elliot Jay Stocks

Cool Apps

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Sunrise | http://sunrise.am

Your new calendar. Sunrise is a free, fast and beautiful calendar designed to make your life easier.

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Ruzzle | http://ruzzle-game.com

Ruzzle is a fun and fast-paced word game where you can challenge your friends or allow an opponent to be chosen…

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Ena Baćanović   |   http://enabacanovic.com   |   shop

Made a few updates in my Behance portfolio - feel free to follow me there, also I went to “Behance Portfolio Review” and won the award for the best poster design! Great day!

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Melanice Chernock   |   http://melaniechernock.com

Love Hurts was created based on an assignment to make an activity book. I thought it would be more interesting to make a sort of activity kit instead. From there, I came up with the concept of Love Hurts: A first aid kit for a broken heart. Initially, I knew that I did not want to make a kit of sadness and wanted to approach the product with a sense of humor. Love Hurts contains all of the essentials for going through a rough breakup such as dark chocolate, vodka, an excellent mix CD, and, if all else fails, tissues. All of the products come neatly packaged in a compact kit. A promo video was also made to show the products in use. “

Melanie Chernock is a graphic designer/animator/recent graduate based in New York. her goal is to create work that is communicative, humorous, and surprising. in the past, she has worked for vice magazine and chermayeff & geismar.

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