Category Archives: Typography

London 2012 Brand Backlash

It’s not often that design gets the level of press coverage that it truly deserves, and when it does, it’s usually negative– as is the case with the hub-bub surrounding the recently announced identity for the 2012 London Olympics. Almost 50,000 people have signed an online petition to have the logo– designed by Wolf Ollins [...]

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Free Download: 2007 Skylines Calendar

In celebration of International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day, I have decided to make public the work of which I am most proud, a 2007 calendar featuring the skylines of 6 beautiful international cities.
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On this day, everyone who wants to should give away professional quality work online. It doesn’t matter if it’s a novel, a story [...]

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Use Numerals– Not Words– For Better Usability

It’s always nice when a something comes out that backs up something you’ve been asserting on your own for ages, especially when that thing seems to be common sense. According to eyetracking data from a recent study, numerals (27) catch user’s attention more than words of the same meaning (twenty-three). Things that are ‘out of [...]

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Design Icon - David Carson

I had the chance this evening to attend a talk by renowned designer David Carson— part of AIGA Colorado’s “Design Icon” series of lectures. David is a talented public speaker and had many insightful, interesting, and humorous things say about his work and the philosophy of design.

Readability has a lot to do with what you [...]

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Type in Motion

Savannah College of Art and Design student Jarratt Moody produced this fantastic motion piece featuring dialogue from Pulp Fiction for his “Time-Based Typography” class taught by Motionographer editor Jared Cone.
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Typographic Design: Form and Communication, Fourth Edition

My first impression of this book– sitting on the shelf of the campus bookstore where I had gone to purchase books for my very first design class– wasn’t great. The cover was dated and ugly, and a quick flip through the pages didn’t show anything all that exciting. Little did I know that by the [...]

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