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Simple Magazine Cover

It may seem like a simple thing to do, but a lot of thought goes into the design of a magazine cover.

Covers compete for attention next to dozens of other magazines on the rack.

In this tutorial, we’ll not only take you through the process of creating a cover, but also reveal techniques that designers use to make their covers stand out.

Digital Signage Wayfinding |

Whether youre a shopping mall, a hospital or a casino, you need to get shoppers, patients, visitors and guests to the right place, and get them there via the most direct route possible. Dynamic interactive digital signage wayfinding gets people where you need them to be.

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Vintage Speedball Pen, Ink Textbooks and Manuals

I once found a set of Speedball pen nibs as a kid. I was familiar with conventional pen and ink usage, but had never seen nibs like this before. It wasnt until taking a calligraphy course in college with Professor Don Anderson, author of “The Art Of Written Forms” that I ran across them again and had a chance to try them out. The times have evolved a lot since then and so much of the calligraphic art is becoming lost to digital convenience, but leafing through some vintage ephemera turned up this tasty reminder of how much type production was once done by hand.The Speedball Steel Brushes product are almost a century old and are still used and available, but from the 1920s through the 1940s, their more extensive presence in art production justified publishing a semi-annual “Speedball Text Book” booklet written by Ross F.George. This stapled, paperbound periodical presented type styles that were current and gave a step-by-step process of how they could be recreated with the use of the Speedball pen nibs. These manuals are wonderful testaments to the lettering styles and production techniques of the day.

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PBS Arts | Off Book: The Effect of Color Color is one of the…

Off Book: The Effect of ColorColor is one of the fundamental elements of our existence, and defines our world in such deep ways that its effects are nearly imperceptible. It intersects the worlds of art, psychology, culture, and more, creating meaning and influencing behavior every step of the way. Most fascinating are the choices we make, both subconsciously and consciously, to use color to impact each other and reflect our internal states. Whether in the micro-sense with the choice of an article of clothing, or the macro-sense where cultures on the whole embrace color trends at the scale of decades, color is a signifier of our motives and deepest feelings.Here’s a list of all the art used in the episode!…

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Typedia: A Shared Encyclopedia of Typefaces

A Shared Encyclopedia of Typefaces

Typedia is a resource to classify, categorize, and connect typefaces.

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Webtype > Introduction

Better fonts for better websites

In the past, technical issues limited how fonts could be used on websites. With Webtype, high-end typography and branding are finally available with a new palette of fonts tailored specifically for the web.

Typographic freedom

Using real fonts on your website instead of static images or Flash improves efficiency and search engine compatibility. Professional typefaces make it easier to maintain a distinct brand online, the same way you do in print.

Free trials for all fonts

All Webtype fonts can be tested free for 30 days. If you decide to upgrade, we offer practical options for any website – from the smallest blog to the largest news portal.

Quality comes first

Webtype is not the only webfonts service on the market; but our obsession with quality helps set us apart from the crowd. Every pixel matters, so we’ve considered all the variables – from design through usage – to ensure our fonts look great on your site.

An all-star team

Webtype is collaboration of some of the most influential leaders in type and technology, including Font Bureau, Roger Black, Petr Van Blokland, and DevBridge. Read the full bios here.

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New on Webtype: Trilby | Webtype > Blog

May we introduce our latest release Trilby, a jolly slab serif from Font Bureau by David Jonathan Ross.The distinctive, contemporary design tips its hat to the slightly unorthodox model of the reverse contrast slab serif, where — unlike typical typefaces — horizontal strokes and serifs are thicker than the vertical stems. Trilby’s designer, David Jonathan Ross, has long been fascinated with the topsy-turvy quality of this style, the French Clarendons, popular in the 19th century and usually associated with wood type, playful circus broadsides, and the Wild West

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Trulia Commute Map – postarchitectural

Trulia Commute Map – postarchitectural.


my name is sha hwang, and i spend a lot of time thinking about maps, cities, design, and data.

Introduction – Interactive Data Visualization for the Web – OFPS – OReilly Media

Introduction – Interactive Data Visualization for the Web – OFPS – OReilly Media.

Orange D4D

Write a 250-words research project and get access within a week to the largest ever released mobile phone dataset! More than 5 millions people over 5 months.

Deadline: October 31, 2012

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