Creative news shows us some trends, and hot spots to keep our eye on. This issue's creative notes include: * Exploring Type-Creation Software * Connecting Brands to People * Combining Fonts * What the iPad is Missing * Sketchbook randoms * Mysterious Disorder Type ... and more
Exploring Type-Creation Software
Ilene Strizver talks about packages for creating type are capable and readily available, but all ulitmately rely on the talents of their users. She writes:
While knowing this software does not automatically endow the user with the talent, skill, visual acuity and experience necessary to create professional-level fonts, it offers a starting point that can take many directions - or, at the very least, give the user a better understanding of what goes into a well-designed typeface, and ultimately, a quality font.
more :: Ilene Strizver - Dynamic Graphics
Connecting Brands to People
This revised edition of the classic 2001 book focuses on how social media are impacting corporate cultures and the new role of advertising as people are moving from TV to laptops and cell phones. Branding issues are addressed head-on, like targeting Baby Boomers as well as the X,Y, and eXcel generations; selling to gays and specific cultural groups; and the expanding role of women as shoppers.
If you're in graphic design and/or advertising marketing, then you must click here and read this book.
more :: Paperback, from Allworth
Is there a way to know what fonts will work together? Building a palette is an intuitive process, but expanding a typographic duet to three, four, or even five voices can be daunting.
Here are four tips for navigating the typographic ocean, all built around H&FJ's Highly Scientific First Principle of Combining Fonts: keep one thing consistent, and let one thing vary.
more :: H&FJ
What the iPad is Missing
So most everyone knows by now that the iPad is just about the hottest, and coolest gizmo to enter the technology arena. Stephen Coles of the fontfeed web site looks at fonts on the iPad... He writes :
"I'm not an iPad naysayer. I forked over $700 on the first day of pre-ordering and my iPad hasn't left my side, day or night, since it arrived on Monday. I'm with those who see the device and its new approach to computing as an exciting step forward, especially for media delivery. The possibilities for reviving the magazine and newspaper industries are exciting and real."
more :: Stephen Coles -
Omar Tehawkho shares his Typography, Drawing, Illustrations in Behance. He also shared this lively sketchbook.
Omar is into Illustration, Graphic Design -- based out of Haifa, Israel
more :: Omar Tehawkho
Mysterious Disorder Type
Sig Vicious (Siggeir M. Hafsteinsson) is a designer from Reykjavik in Iceland. His style is truly unique, honest and continually evolving.
Siggeir developed the font "Disorder Type" which is one of the better distorted fonts we've seen. It's mysterious and alive with motion ... but look closely! Also see his Facebook digs : http://www.facebook.com/sigvicious
more :: Siggeir M. Hafsteinsson
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