The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) is a professional design organisation. Members practice all forms of communication design, including graphic design, typography, interaction design, user experience, branding and identity. The objective of the organisation is to be the standard bearer of professional ethics and practice in the design profession. T
The type in which this sentence is written is called “italic”. Aldus Manutius the man who invented it died almost 500 years ago and his type is still in use. Today publishing a manuscript is almost instantaneous, a new best seller can be placed on Amazon and I can buy a copy minutes later. To look at the books which came off the Venitian presses of Aldus Manutius is a strange experience.
Although it sounds like it ‘Greeking’ is not some weird sexual practice practised by the ancients. ‘Greeking’ is a technique that originated in advertising where the potential ad copy or text for a new ad being developed is represented by non-words so that the viewer can focus on the overall design rather than getting caught up in the actual details of the text.
German-born, Tschichold is one of the most outstanding and influential typographers of the 20th century, He cleared away the old typography of pre-1925 and made room for a modern, structured and regulated new typography. His work is characterised by rigorous structure, asymmetrical placement of contrasting elements, and layouts based on horizontal and vertical underlying grids.
These posters by Robin Weissenborn are not new, they were designed in 2015 and awarded in an international poster competition. The graphic designer, who was studying at the prestigious Bauhaus university at the time, designed a series of posters using experimental typography and cool distorted perspectives.
Pete Mauney has been interested in observing the dizzying patterns of planes at night since high school. As a teenager the photographer would watch aeroplanes have they circled Manhattan, imagining their trajectories and how they might intersect. Source: Time-Lapse Photographs Capture Swarms of Airplane Lights as They Streak Across the
A clean, bold sans serif typeface best suited for presentations, posters, text, fashion, logos, branding, magazines, logos, and any other business related. It contains uppercase, lowercase, numbers, punctuation, and some multilingual characters . Source: Estherilla: Bold Sans Serif Typeface (OTF)
Creative professionals now have a number of new typefaces to select from the Monotype Library for their projects, including a textured and hand-drawn calligraphic typeface, a sans serif with a bold personality, a hybrid script family and a quirky design inspired by the cinema of the 1930s and 1940s. Source:
Screenshot via GT America An awe-inspiring microsite displaying how a hip, old school-like typeface can be applied and styled has been the talk of the design community in the past week. Created by Swiss type designer Noël Leu and London-based graphic designer Seb McLauchlan , the ‘ GT America ’
The innate wanderlust of humankind means that people have long dreamt about living on planets outside of Earth. This fantasy is now being revisited by many due to the fact that NASA successfully landed on Mars last month. Source: Mars Gets Its First Typeface, Equivalent To ‘Helvetica’ On Earth
Let’s say you’re an operative with the CIA. Your agents are filing intelligence briefs to you in text documents. But how do you know that the document’s text hasn’t been tampered with somehow by someone malicious who got their hands on it? advertisement You don’t. But researchers have figured out
Often for new web designers, there is a confusion between the distinction between typefaces and fonts. The first thing that should be clarified is that the term typeface and font are not interchangeable. Even though most people use them interchangeably and I often find myself mixing the two up. Before