Archive for the ‘Designers’ Category

A Glimpse into the Minds of Designers

  Prolific design writer Steven Heller collaborated with Lita Talarico, co-chair of the School of Visual Arts MFA Design Program, to produce “Typography Sketchbooks”. The stunning book is a revealing look into the minds and creative processes of designers and typographers. The book showcases a collection of private sketchbooks of over 100 hand selected designers. Some of [...]

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Off Book: Type is Universal

Here is a great short documentary about typography as part of a short online series called Off Book from PBS Arts. Also check out PBS Arts for more videos in this series, which focuses on the culture and creative process behind different forms of art.

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Daily Drop Cap

      I was admiring the work of designer and illustrator Jessica Hische, who posts a beautifully illustrated drop cap daily on her blog, Daily Drop Cap. Check out her work along with the work of special guests who’ve contributed drop caps of their own.

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The Phraseology Project

by Drew Melton of The Phraseology Project This happy little piece by Drew Melton of the Phraseology Project caught my eye not only because we are sooo in need of some summer sun here in Vancouver, but also because I love the illustration and typography.  The idea of the Phraseology Project is to take simple [...]

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Using Moodboards in Design

image copyright © Cargo You can’t force creativity, sometimes it doesn’t come naturally. Creating a moodboard can help to break you out of your rut. Moodboards are creative compositions that help organize ideas and inspiring finds. Interior designers have long used moodboards to help set the tone for a space, and fashion designers use moodboards [...]

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