The poster I created for the office party. Details of the party have been removed for obvious reasons.
(yes, it’s a lame name I know)
So recently I have been reading/bookmarking/retweeting a lot of articles recently, but I am sure that these could be curated in a better way. Having followed sites that do something similar I may go down that avenue at some point, but for the time being I’ll post some here.
- Original Gill Sans sketch from the Monotype archives: http://instagr.am/p/J2pwK1mRc1/
- A tumblr blog for type lovers: http://type-lovers.tumblr.com/
- Evolve interactive magazine: http://www.evolvemag.net/ (via @tomwittlin)
- The difference between UX and UI explained with cereal: http://design.org/blog/difference-between-ux-and-ui-subtleties-explained-cereal
- The Memo Book archive, by Field Notes: http://fieldnotesbrand.com/memo-archive/
- A fun video about deadlines and creativity (demonstrated by kids): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgvx9OfZKJw
- Swiss typefaces: http://swisstypefaces.com/
- John Cleese on creativity: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/04/12/john-cleese-on-creativity-1991/
- Teehan+Lax release their ever-popular PSD of iOS GUI elements, this time for the retina iPad: http://www.teehanlax.com/downloads/ipad-gui-psd-retina-display/
- How to construct the famous Penguin books grid: http://ministryoftype.co.uk/words/article/constructing_the_grid/
This book seems to have gained more column inches for a type book than any other I can recall in recent times; probably because it can appeal to people who are just casually interested in type.
Part history book, part modern day news stories, the editing makes the book feel awkward; like a cobbled-together school project made up of historic articles and personal opinions by the Author, Simon Garfield. Continue reading
Type is a guide through the history of our letters and a study of their power. From fashion through propaganda and the development of mass literacy, author Simon Loxley shows how typography has changed our world.
After becoming increasingly interested in typography, I felt I needed a book that set out the fundamentals. After doing some research, I found Thinking with Type: A critical guide for designers, writers, editors and students.
This book is divided into three main sections, Letter, Text and Grid. Starting off with a little history lesson on letterforms, leading into the anatomy of type with great examples along the way. It then goes into more detail, covering spacing and alignment, followed by layouts and grids.