I quick doodle I did for my friend who really wanted a Doctor WhoXKim Possible Crossover.
Have you been watching Squaresville Season 2? I just put up a new blog post about all the design work I did for them, including designing the poster and redesigning the logo, end screen and thumbnails!
Spending my night playing GeoGuessr, where you’re shown a random place on Google Street View and you have to try to place it on the map. I didn’t do so well this round.
If you missed it yesterday, I put up a new video showing how to make these DIY ampersand and interrobang pillowcases! If you make one, I’d love to see photos!
As I mentioned in my new video today, I have two new lists up on Subblime - one about all the stuff that’s in my video background and one that is my home decor wish list. Check them out if you want to know where to get any of the stuff you see here!
We’re also doing a giveaway of my favorite poster ever, the Alphabet of Typography poster from PopChartLab. Head on over to this link to enter with only click!
(PopChartLab isn’t associated with this contest in any way. I bought my copy of the poster and Subblime will buy the winner another copy.)
In my new video, I show you how to make DIY ampersand and interrobang pillowcases, along with downloadable patterns to get you started! Check it out here and send me photos if you make one:
Book Review: The Geometry of Type
There are many things I like about Stephen Coles’ recent book; the bright, clean design and the accessible structure allowing you to dip in and out; but most of all, it’s the lack of fluff or filler. The content has been carefully honed to focus on the important details, which is in fact what the book is all about: the details of each typeface.
In highlighting and comparing the features that give each typeface its character, anyone exploring this subject can begin to make informed choices between similar typeface options.
The pithy descriptions describe each typeface’s origin and advise what makes each appropriate for certain scenarios and where it might fail. These are occasionally laced with a subtle humour that keeps the tone of the book warm.
The great balance of written and visual explanation means the book works well as a quick reference but has a seductive way of drawing you in to read more and examine further.
The 100 “essential” typefaces chosen covers a decent range and they have been categorised in the most straight-forward way. Historically it stretches from Gill Sans 1928-32) right up to Heron Serif (2012), but also acknowledges original creation dates for revivals such as Bembo (1495).
I’ve already found it useful in my work and I know I’ll enjoy repeatedly picking it up in the future to compare other typefaces in my collection and those I’ve spotted in the wild.
We’ll worth picking up a copy. Take a look the book’s online companion on tumblr: The Anatomy of Type
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