Monthly Archives: January 2010

Typophobe / Typophile

Are you looking for an application to simulate color blindness? Do you want to know how to implement multiple baseline grids in InDesign? What is it about the Em Square that sets moveable type apart from calligraphic stroke and how is a digital world removing this difference after 500 years? These topics and so many more are on tap daily at Typophile.

Posted in Amusement, Course Related, Education, Resources, Typography, Vocation & Profession

It’s not a skin, it’s a canvas.

Forget laptop “skins,” get your laptop tattooed! It’s not protective, just cool looking, ok.

Posted in Amusement, Visual Concepts

Breath it in.

From the inspiration files come five layouts of type and texture. Check ’em out.

Posted in Amusement, Education, Resources, Visual Concepts, Vocation & Profession

Illustration: Medieval Book Style

“The Chronicle is probably the most sophisticated printed book published before the year 1500 because of its use of different graphic layouts that integrate text and image in more varied ways than anything that had previously been attempted.” Lesson of the day: location, location, location. 1480’s Nuremberg = 2010’s San Jose

Posted in Amusement, Course Related, Design History

We’re going on a bear hunt! We’re not afraid!

How often have you fought internally over your decision to become a graphic designer instead of park ranger? No longer let your soul be torn asunder!

Posted in Amusement, Course Related, Education, Portfolio Workshop, Resources, Vocation & Profession