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typography

House Rules

By design, happy, make something, step away from the screen, typography13 Comments

Hey kids! Not sure if you noticed or not, but I haven’t been here in a while. My 365 project got derailed a little bit. First it was because I was busy. Then it was because I was actually spending a lot more time away from my screen.  Then I got busy again, and somewhere along the way, I decided to let myself off the hook and pick it back up when I had the wherewithal. Or not. We’ll see. Meanwhile… I thought it might be time for another story about something I stepped away from the screen and made….

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Graphic Design 201

By design, teaching, typographyNo Comments

I’ve been teaching design classes for my friends over at Alt Channel for about a year now. They’re one of my very favorite things, and, if you haven’t already, I hope you get to participate in one someday. For those of you who took my Graphic Design for Bloggers 201 class, here are some resources for you. Color: Smashing Magazine’s incredibly detailed and thorough series on Color Theory — Color Theory for Designers, Part 1: The Meaning of Color Color Theory For Designers, Part 2: Understanding Concepts And Terminology Color Theory for Designer, Part 3: Creating Your Own Color Palettes…

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Music Philosophy

By design, music, typography4 Comments

Clever, meaningful and stunning. This is exactly the kind of site I like to find when taking a work break at 1:00am. A weekly typographic interpretation of philosophical song lyrics. Perfectly sized for iPhone wallpapers, or you can buy one from the Etsy shop. What philosophical song lyric would you like to see on a poster? Click for bigger

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freak animals

By caught my eye, typographyNo Comments

I was looking for dog pictures the other day and wandered over to DaFont, my favorite free font website. Found the dogs I needed, and also found this: Freak Animals dingbat font. How fantastic are these? Wouldn’t they look great printed large and framed in a group? Created by the apparently awesome Rodrigo German.

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eames house tour

By design, history, typographyNo Comments

So not only is House Industries releasing a fantastic new font collection (the Eames Century Modern), but they will also be drawing three names to accompany them on an exclusive look into the inner sanctum of one of 20th century’s greatest design teams. The Eames House was built in 1949 as number 8 in the series of Case Study Houses and is still recognized as a revolutionary use of space and materials. To toss your hat into the ring, fill out this form and enter EAMES HOUSE in the comments box. And if you forget the first time (like I did)…

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what type are you?

By clever, design, thought provoking, typography6 Comments

This quiz from the mighty Pentagram has been cruising speedily around the interwebs, so if you’ve already done it, please share your type with us in the comments. If you haven’t, turn your speakers on and go find out what type you are. Then come back and tell us. (Edited to add: password is Character) I’m Van Doesburg. A creatively structural typeface designed by Theo Van Doesburg, an architect from the De Stijl era. (Thanks Debbie!)

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