For those of you who want to learn graphic design or want to understand why people like me get fired up over counters and different terminals on y’s, please watch this. It’s a great introduction into the world of typography. And if you’re in NYC and ride the subway, you’ll meet the star of the documentary.
There is perhaps no single typographer whose work can be found in such a diverse range of applications. Adrian Frutiger, who died last week at age 87, created typefaces that make you feel at home in every single place you see them, from subway stations to your computer keyboard.
Practically everyone who used a computer in the 90s passed the hours playing Solitaire on Windows 3.0 at one point or another. Now, you can enjoy the game in real life with this deck of cards modeled after Susan Kare’s timeless, pixelated design. Even the box brings back memories.
Type in Movement! What a fun way to see classics in a new light. Visit the case study here to see more!
The tech team is updating and improving the existing commerce insets… as I write this!
Design is how we interact with the world around us. Our homes contain the items with the highest touch-points; taking design to the most personal level. To celebrate living in a beautiful world, here are some items I would love to see around me every morning. Ahhh one day I will have the room.
It used to be that Comic Sans was the universally acknowledged “Bad Font,” —the #1 Choice of overly convivial, legally separated dads in menial white-collar low-level managerial jobs in mid-sized cities with mortgages and without hope everywhere. But no more! Now MOST fonts are embarassing hokum ripe for mocking,…
“SVG is the future. The Russians still use PNG icons.”
This article is the constant struggle in our industry today. Every thing is scaled on a “design” currency, whether or not it is actual design. Such a comparison and emphasis on design cheapens the meaning, and in the end bad products are blamed because of bad design, not because it was a terrible idea to begin with.
Y’all, where has this been all my web design career? Now you can just search for a type face and see it in action, in the “wild.” I have spent so many hours just looking at noted sites and dissecting their fonts and colors. HERE IT ALL IS ON ONE SITE. I have saved you many hours by introducing you to:
Transform one DOM element into another: http://www.rich-harris.co.uk/ramjet
webfont|test is a nice, little tool you can use to get sample use cases of different webfonts. And you can even compare type anatomy if you feel so inclined!
On my usual commute of too many people and trains delays, my way of escape is by observing what surrounds me. The first objects of study are people, but there comes a point when you are the “Train Starer,” so I move on to a new course of study: The mechanics of the subway. My two favorite parts of the subway system…
Began as a joke, Times New Ramen is here to warm up and make all your designs delicious, like Ramen. Download free. Also, this is still a joke.
Some interesting (but not always useful) stuff in this week’s CSS Weekly:
If you can’t figure out why all your friends were snickering at your home-made wedding invites you carefully designed using Papyrus, Pop Chart Lab’s new Alphabet of Typography print will give you a much-needed crash course in font design, spacing, and terminology.
They found them in a file cabinet. The original masters for a legendary typeface called Haas Unica, designed in the late 1970s and killed shortly thereafter by what amounts to bad luck—and the digital age.