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Turn your type drawings into a font using Fontself — software extensions for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
Trade Marks & Symbols is a comprehensive, profusely illustrated guide to more than 1,500 trademarks from all over the world.
I like Chris Parry’s business card, designed by C21 in Cheshire.
Renowned Swiss type designer Adrian Frutiger died on September 12th after a lifetime of creating some of the most highly regarded typefaces in the world.
Part of us always knows that we’re just a doctor’s visit away or a phone call away from being starkly reminded with the fact of our own mortality.
I just held my first four sessions on Officehours — the free service set up byEric Karjaluoto and Eric Shelkie of smashLAB.
Julia and Stephen Down hired me to design an identity for their private ski instruction business.
Harry Pearce was asked to design a poster exploring the enduring effects of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Copywriting can be about much more than just tone of voice. It can form an integral part of a company’s brand strategy.
This YES/NO sculpture by Markus Raetz (2003) made me think.
It’s professional to clarify terms before a client makes an initial payment, and clients want to work with professionals.
Inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, the Pigeon Loft was built using materials left over from previous Schmidt projects.
The Art of Hermann Zapf was the idea of Hallmark Cards. The company wanted to make an educational film to be lent to art schools and TV stations.
In its state of flux and motion, Descension confronts us with a perpetual force and a downward pull into an unknowable interior.
Fontstand is a Mac OS X app that allows you to try fonts for free or rent them by the month for desktop use.
When they’re reading, people with dyslexia often unconsciously switch, rotate, and mirror letters in their minds.
Armin Vit answered a few questions about the printing and packaging of UCllc’s latest book release.
Together with a small international team, designer Miles Newlyn has just launched the TextPref type foundry.
While AWeber was working, MailChimp is so much more intuitive from a design perspective.
Instagram ranks highest for “social engagement” amongst the popular social sites, with 4.21% of followers interacting compared to 0.03% on Twitter.
The elevators to the observatory at the top of 1 World Trade Center show an animated time lapse recreating the New York City skyline.
Jamie has more than 15 years’ experience caring for dogs, and has worked with and been mentored by some of the UK’s leading canine trainers and behaviourists.
The following passage gives a glimpse of life in 1845 when Pierre-Auguste Renoir arrived in Paris at the age of four.
A reader asked for help overcoming creative block. I suggested watching Samsara.
Is it a product or service that we think needs to be in the world, or would we use it ourselves?
There’s never a good reason for designers to call themselves “creatives.”
It doesn’t need to be limited to Virgin, either. Any airline that offers airmiles could team up with a manufacturer of electronic gym equipment.
Brian MacKay-Lyons of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple has been awarded the 2015 RAIC Gold Medal for his body of architectural work.
I agree that there isn’t a branding process. Branding is too broad a term. But there is a process for designing a brand identity.
A master in his craft, Mike Heist is responsible for the bending of some of Portland’s most iconic neon signage.