A beautiful article from HOW Design tells us 29 things young designers need to know.
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For many, it’s new theme time. And that means… new font time…
Don’t sweat! Dafont.com is your one-stop-shop for all things (free) type.
Search and filter with tons of criteria through Dafont’s enormous library.
More font fun!
Welcome to the Lost Type Co-op! Lost Type is a spiffy website for you to find all sorts of amazing fonts, all just for a donation!
From X-Rite, the color pros, comes Color IQ Test: a way for you to learn how you see color. Adjust the color blocks to see how your eyes differentiate colors! (Harder than it sounds…!)
(Submitted by the sweet mountainshighletusdream.)
unstage brings us over 70 (amazing) free fonts for our yearbooks! (In fact, I’ve already grabbed a few myself.)
(Thanks for the lovin, mountainshighletusdream!)
Yearbook game time!
Check out color: the color matching game, a
cool totally nerdy way to pass the time. Try to match hue, saturation, color complements and more. But do it quickly!
(Kudos to you, mountainshighletusdream!)
"What the #*$% is that font!?"
I know, like many typeophiles, that comes across my mind a lot. BUT no fear, friends! Fount is here to save the day!
Fount is a little app bookmarklet that lets you get the name of any font you may encounter on the vast interwebs.
Free and totally awesome, you can get it here.
(Thanks a zillion and a half, mountainshighletusdream!)
Why Consistency is a good thing.
This is an article from Before & After Magazine
Unless you’re designing a video game, consistency matters. Not to make things dull, but to keep attention focused on the good stuff. It’s like driving; because every stop sign looks alike, you can get where you’re going and carry on a good conversation while you get there. If, instead, stop signs all looked different — like, whatever; you know, creative — you’d spend the whole drive worried about whether you should stop, or where, or when, or how, trying to figure things out. You’d lose your good conversation and your peace, and it would be scary besides. That’s what consistency in design is about. Get the routine, navigational stuff consistent so your audience can settle in, then you can have fun with the real stuff.
(From the awesome ybklove)
Need help with your book’s colors? Well, try The Perfect Palette on for size!
The Perfect Palette was founded in 2008 as a wedding blog, but you can use it as an amazing source of inspiration for you next book’s theme!
(Thanks, ybklove for the link!)
Kerning typically isn’t a word used to describe a world of fun, but Kern Type, the kerning game, will change your take on that for sure. Another amazing Method.ac game, your goal is to get your font’s kerning perfect… or else…
(Another shining moment, mountainshighletusdream!)
This is the blog for inspiration, help, venting, and anything and everything else you want it to be. Enjoy, fellow