Airside, a creative agency, has posted a synopsis of their process for designing the Airplot identity (announcement here). It’s a fantastic example of a typical and successful (in my opinion) design process. They hit the nail right on the head with the following statement: “On the occasions Airside has presented its process talk ‘I Don’t […]
At this point, Adobe may as well make this InDesign CS3’s official quit dialogue box. I can count on my hand the number of times in the last month I didn’t see a warning like this one when shutting down for the night. I gather the response to persistent problems like this one is: “Well, […]
It was good to be back. I missed last year’s TypeCon in Seattle, so I was very happy when I purchased my pass and booked my room for this year’s TypeCon in Buffalo. It was my third, and it was great.
Unusual maintenance instructions found on a Ludlow caster. When promising your friends and family that you’ll blog every day about TypeCon, it’s easy to overlook the fact that to do so you’ll need to stop having fun and immersing yourself in type and actually sit down and write the damn thing. I promise, very soon, […]
One of these days, the powers that be in the entertainment industry will realize how valuable a robust offering online will be to their bottom line and their audience share. Until then, we’ll just need to keep an eye out for the more enticing furtive steps in their slow toddle toward the inevitable. As someone […]
Logos can be the simplest visual end-products that a designer works on, but they are often also the most complicated projects. A logo is typically a spearhead or a flagship for an organization’s branding, so most people have seen thousands of them. They know what they like and they know what they don’t like. They […]
Ever wanted to make a quick font? Well, now you’ve got your chance. FontShop just opened up their modular web-based font building tool, FontStruct. I got a chance to play around with the closed pre-launch version and I can attest to its robustness. I was skeptical when I got the invite, but it does everything […]
One of my favorite type families, Kent Lew’s Whitman, is just about to make the transition from beautiful specialized book face to full-fledged modern workhorse. This is music to my ears.
Back in the beginning of the winter of 2007, we had to replace our old furnace. Before the good people at Petro came in and deconstructed it, I took some photos for posterity.
Seen in the Reading Terminal Station. This news seller clearly got these letters from other sources for bargain basement prices. It drives me crazy every time I see this sign because I know, I know, I’ve seen these letters in a logotype/logotypes before. Anyone have any guesses where these letters originated from? My brain will […]