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Typography > Typefaces with big personalities
Alison Morris at Publishers Weekly points us to a couple of typefaces with big personality. One culled from a 1923 Speedball lettering manual and several from the Tart Workshop--a great source I had not yet found. (Thanks to my sister Deb Green for pointing us to Alison.)
Milk Script from Sudtipos...
Here > http://www.fontbros.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=SUDT-MISC
Silverstein from Tart Workshop...
Here > http://www.crystalkluge.com/silverstein.html
Nelly Script from Tart Workshop...
Here > http://www.crystalkluge.com/nelly_flourish.html
Seasoned Hostess from Tart Workshop...
Here > http://www.crystalkluge.com/seasoned_hostess.html
Typography > The text-only logo
The folks at design studio Onetwentysix, among other things, have a talent for the text-only logo or "wordmark." I particularly like this "BROOKLYN" treatment.
The "BROOKLYN" wordmark...
Here > http://www.onetwentysix.com/projects/logo-bklyn.jpg
As a fashion brand it is more decorative than instructional...
Here > http://www.onetwentysix.com/projects/bkc-vars1.jpg
More logos and word marks from Onetwentysix...
Here > http://www.onetwentysix.com/#82
The front door...
Here > http://www.onetwentysix.com/
Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History...http://www.ideabook.com/graphic_design_referenced.html
Web Design > Three-dimensional web pages
I'm a sucker for this type of 3D-design. It gives you a sense of depth you just can't match with most artificially built shapes and shadows.
Another great cover...
Here > http://letterpresslove.com/
While you're here, they also have a portfolio of work well worth a look...
Here > http://letterpresslove.com/index.php/eyecandy
Print Design > How to design a book
If you've ever designed a book you know there are many parts and pieces--they run the gamut from the purely aesthetic to the legally mandatory. The trick is to understand the differences and to use them to your advantage. Here is a terrific source I came across recently produced by a guy who has a proven track record. Meet book designer Joel Friedlander...
An example: The copyright page...
Here > http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2009/10/self-publishing-basics-the-copyright-page/
Color Harmony Guide...http://www.ideabook.com/store_color_harmony.html
Illustration > Meet illustrator Chris Whetzel
I admire Chris Whetzel's thoughtful ideas and the bright, sharp shapes of his illustrations. If you haven't worked with an illustrator before, his blog posts also teach a bit about the typical interchange between and illustrator and his or her client.
A project example including the rough cut...
Here > http://whetzelnews.blogspot.com/2009/08/cincinnati-magazine-blue-collar.html
Here > http://www.chris-whetzel.com/
Basic design > Understanding symmetry
This article describes four types of symmetry: rotation, translation, reflection, and glide reflection. If you are a nut for symmetry (me too), it is helpful to understand it from every angle.
The Four Types of Symmetry in the Plane by Susan Addington...
Here > http://mathforum.org/sum95/suzanne/symsusan.html
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