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Fontstand launches

Fontstand foundries

Fontstand is a Mac OS X app that allows you to try fonts for free or rent them by the month for desktop use.

Printing Flaunt

Flaunt

Armin Vit answered a few questions about the printing and packaging of UCllc’s latest book release.

From AWeber to MailChimp

MailChimp logo sketch

While AWeber was working, MailChimp is so much more intuitive from a design perspective.

Samsara

Samsara

A reader asked for help overcoming creative block. I suggested watching Samsara.

Designers and their mobile apps

Tornado 348

I asked a few talented designers if there are any apps that help them with their design work.

OFFSET 2015

OFFSET

The three day event is returning to Dublin on March 6th-8th, 2015.

Keep experimenting

S grass

“But what do you show in your book? Well, show some experimentation.”

From the reader #24

Paul Rand, Thoughts on Design

Here’s some good career advice from Moving Brands’ CEO Matt Heinl.

Context is key

Armani Exchange logo

A good lesson, from Chermayeff & Geismar’s 2011 book Identify.

From the reader #23

Pejac Line

Pejac. My kind of artist.

From the reader #22

Steven Heller in conversation with Milton Glaser. An interesting listen.

A few Adobe alternatives

Adobe CC Photoshop

I doubt any of these Adobe alternatives will be quite as good, but they might do as much as you need.

On negotiating your design salary

Nail It

“I recently gave a talk to a group of design students on early career negotiations.”

Brand naming resources

A naming handbook

Naming can be one of the hardest parts of a branding project.

Why I use AWeber for newsletters

AWeber HQ

Half a year back I switched from FeedBurner to AWeber. Here are a few of the benefits.

From the reader #21

Italy flag from food

National flags made from each country’s traditional foods, by WHYBIN \ TBWA.

From the reader #20

Hong Kong tower block, Michael Wolf

Michael Wolf’s architecture of density project is pretty incredible.

LiveSurface Context

LiveSurface Context

An Adobe Illustrator plugin that renders your flat artwork in seconds.

Eliodomestico: a solar household still for developing countries

Eliodomestico

Giving families drinking water from the sea at no operating cost.

From the reader #19

Coloured lights

Free (do whatever you want) hi-resolution photos.

Busier than expected

Cupid

The other night I watched Panorama’s Tainted Love episode.

Paul Jarvis shares good advice for designers

Paul Jarvis book cover artwork

Here are some posts and resources of interest, and some thoughts I agreed with.

A billboard that turns air into drinkable water

Billboard air water Peru

Probably the best billboard I’ve ever seen.

From the reader #18

A bird ballet

A bird ballet. Nature at its mesmerising best.

Fontfabric free fonts

The Kabel font

I like the look of some of these free fonts.

Test your trademark

Test your trade-mark

How good is it legally?

BLOKK WORDS

WORDS font

Two Three free fonts as alternatives to Lorem Ipsum.

Interactive mind maps

Visual thesaurus

Visual Thesaurus. A kind of interactive mind map.

From the reader #17

Zurich concert poster 1955

Joanne Meister writes about Josef Muller-Brockmann (1948-1981), for I Love Typography.

From the reader #16

Absolut Unique

It would take 94 quintillion bottles before two identical designs were produced.