Whether you were aware of it at the time or not, you have probably seen representations of typography in architecture. At least when it comes to some sort of promo piece. Dramatic architectural lines can be a great start for a highly-recognizable piece, causing most of us to do a double-take. The Guggenheim poster by Chermayeff & Geismar Associates, which can be found at the AIGA design archives, is a great example of this- offering the information it needs to convey in an instantly recognizable, eye-catching form.
All designers are familiar with the work of Paul Rand. Most know that among his most notable logos (which include Westinghouse, IBM & Cummins) is the NeXT computers logo. It’s planned simplicity suggests nothing about the actual depth that went into the creation of this logo. Put simply, its as much a work of art as any of the great minimalist masterpieces. Continue reading The Story Behind Paul Rand’s NeXT logo
Motion Graphics seem to be an up and coming way of conveying data. Who wants a boring old PowerPoint presentation when you can have creative, entertaining AND informative motion graphics?
A good example of this is 29 Ways To Stay Creative. It has strong, clean composition with enough of an entertaining factor to hold your attention.
The tried and true rules of print design still apply to web design. This article serves as a refresher for those familiar with the structures of printed typography, but with a modern web twist.
I’m sure anyone who regularly reads this blog knows my passion for infographics. I can’t explain it, I can’t control it. It just is.
Today I offer you the most streamlined of typography and layout primers in infographic form. It does a decent job of summing up the basics from the early Graphic Design classes you struggled through. Check it out here on the TAXI site.
I stumbled across Jon’s unique work while strolling through FFFFOUND! It caught my eye primarily because of implied age, his typography-based illustrations have the feel of branding from the 1800’s, but mix in a bit of modern aesthetic and sensibility. Continue reading Jon Contino: Illustrator/Typographer
Usually when I come across some good articles, I like to post links to them for you. Today I’ve found an abundance of good stuff so give this a shot. Continue reading Buncha Links
Anyone who has worked in Creative Suite will recognize the distinct differences in each of the softwares. While there are common features shared throughout, there is one in particular that is only found in Photoshop. It’s a slider effect for type changes. Continue reading Quicktip: Quick Changes to type in Photoshop
Those of you that know me will remember that I love free stuff, especially free fonts. With that in mind, I figured I would share the love and hand these over to you, hot off the press.