Posts tagged design

08 Aug 2011

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Cliff Kuang at FastCompany Design shares this quick and comprehensive amateur’s guide to typography. As Cliff points, out, “95% of graphic design is typography… treat it well!” (Click to enlarge.)

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03 Jul 2011

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[vimeo id="10565878" width="455" height="299"] Delphine Hirasuna at @issue shares the story of how our country’s flag came to be, and how branding standards were finally adopted. “By 1912, when the nation had 48 states, Congress decided that enough was enough. It adopted the graphic guidelines that are in place today. When we consider the history […]

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27 Jun 2011

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted, and I’m attributing that to taking a very early Summer hiatus. As it turns out, I’ve spent the last few months making the preparations to attend graduate school in the fall, and I’m happy to report that I’ve been accepted to Suffolk University’s MBA program. In any event, […]

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05 May 2011

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Over the past few months, I’ve designed, coded, and am currently adding content to a brand-new client-facing e-newsletter at work. Ideally, we’ll launch by the end of the month, and publish new newsletters on a quarterly basis. It has me thinking a lot about the impact of content on users, and what the best way […]

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02 Jan 2011

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I picked up In-House Design in Practice by Cathy Fishel at the 2009 HOW Design Conference… I read it shortly thereafter, taking several pieces of Fishel’s advice to practice, and it’s helped me navigate the in-house design world ever since. Here are some of the more interesting passages (in my opinion) from the book: “The […]

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02 Jan 2011

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These last ten days of vacation have really given me a chance to slow things down and catch up on some much-needed reading. Case in point, I just wrapped up reading Ellen Lupton’s book, Thinking with Type. Up until now, my go-to book for typographic reference has been John Kane’s A Type Primer. I had […]

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01 Jan 2011

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I just finished reading Layout Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Using Grids by Beth Tondreau, and it’s a great reference tool for any designer specializing in print (and web) design. Tondreau builds her book around 100 rules for implementing grids with your design, and elaborates on each one. The book is not only visually fascinating, […]

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