Kelley Ian Toombs

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This Font Changes As You Type & Is Dangerously Mesmerizing

Your inner graphic-design nerd is going to <i>love</i> this.<p>Futuracha Pro, created by graphic designer Odysseas Galinos Paparounis of Greek branding agency …

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Cryptik Lettering

It was stopped in my tracks a few days ago when I stumbled upon the beautiful scripts of Cryptic. Looking for more information on the man behind the movement yielded few results: he’s quite under-the-radar preferring his work to speak for itself. Rather than an artists bio, you’ll find this lofty and ambitious statement on his website:<p>The Cryptik Movement is a public art campaign dedicated to helping humanity evolve towards greater awareness and understanding through the use of compelling, …

How to Use Apple Music Lyrics in iOS 10

One of the newest features in iOS 10's redesigned Apple Music app is the ability to view lyrics for your favorite songs. While the ability to quickly access song lyrics to learn the lines is helpful, the new feature may get lost in the midst of Apple Music's new look. We've put together a how-to …

Apple Music

The Univers of Helvetica: A Tale of Two Typefaces

<b>How did Helvetica become the typographic celebrity that it is today… and why didn’t Univers land the role instead? In this piece from Print’s Spring</b> …

Vintage Fonts: 35 Adverts From the Past

<i>Before there was Typekit, before there was Fonts.com, DaFont or Google Fonts, designers had to share their typefaces the old-fashioned way—via print</i> …

Typography

Why Handlettering is Not Type

<i>When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”</i> <i>“The question is,”</i> …

Typography

The Modern Letter - The Best of the Bauhaus Typography

Piet Zwart - pages from NKF cableworks catalog, 1928<p>Piet Zwart was a Dutch typographer, photographer, and industrial designer. He was trained as an …

100 Years of Color: Beautiful Color Combinations of the 20th Century

Bright, psychedelic colors are reminiscent of the 1960s and ’70s, while pink, black and teal smack of the ’50s. Of course, everyone associates color …

It's Hard To Argue With This Volkswagen T1 Revival Concept

Early Volkswagen buses are kind of a big deal. The older they get, the more rare and valuable they become—a group of fanatics even airlifted a …

CES

Dangerous Ideas on Design Education by James Victore

<i>A Manifesto by James Victore</i><p>I learned to design the same way I learned to swear: I had to pick it up in the street. I failed out of a university and …

Alphabet Art: Folded Paper Letters

Looking for creative wall art or sign-making ideas for your next big party? You’ll love this DIY technique for making your own fun folded paper letters!<p>This fantastic folded paper alphabet tutorial from Helena Lyth at Sköna hem is written in Swedish, but the illustrated fold guides for each letter …

59 Magnificent Poster Designs

The Regional Design Annual is the premiere design competition—and the only design competition that recognizes excellent work by the region from which …

Graphic Design

29 Beautiful, Unique Business Cards

Whether you think business cards are dead in the digital age or thriving in all the right places, it’s impossible to ignore the fact that designers …

Graphic Design

Typography Inspiration from Dr. Shelley Gruendler

<i>Meet Type Guru and judge of Print’s 2015 Typography and Lettering Awards, Dr. Shelley Gruendler!</i> Dr. Shelley Gruendler is a busy person. The …

Typography

The Post-Postmodern Lettering of Daniel Pelavin

<i>Do you design your own typefaces? Have you created a stunning type-centric design? Have you produced a gorgeous handlettered project? We want to see</i> …

Typography

Walk between the raindrops

Thursday, 5:30am<br>25 October 2012<p>Random International’s Rain Room at the Barbican’s Curve gallery turns dodging the weather into digital …

Art Galleries

Graphic Design Portfolios: The New Online Resume

Building an online portfolio is possibly the most important step you can take in your graphic design career. Here at HOW, we decided it was time for …

Graphic Design

Apple says IBM is saving $270 for every Mac it uses instead of a Windows PC

During its quarterly earnings call on Tuesday, Apple CFO Luca Maestri pointed out that IBM has been saving roughly $270 on each MacBook its employees use instead of a traditional PC, largely due to lower IT support costs and better residual value.<p>He also said IBM now has over 30,000 MacBooks …

IBM

Feature | Terms of reference

<i>The Printer’s Terms</i> is an illustrated dictionary of typography and printing specification. First published in 1949, the modest appearance of this …

Glowforge Brings 3D Laser Printing to the Home User

Consumer 3D printing has been languishing in regards to fulfilling the promises of delivering useful products on demand. Mostly because of size and …

The 69 Rules of Punctuation

Learning how to use punctuation properly is essential for communication. However, it is much easier said than done. The 69 Rules of Punctuation …

Infographics

R. Crumb's Sketchbooks

Robert “R.” Crumb is one of my favorite artists. Underground cartoonist, designer, illustrator, “drawer”—they all seem like inadequate titles when …

Typography Lessons From the Masters

Last year, when we decided to do an issue on typography, I casually slugged the February 2015 volume “Typography Today.”* We thought nothing more of …

Study for Southwestern Association of Indian Arts

Fall will be here soon. Ahhhh!

Delicate Layered Paper Sculptures of Birds and Other Animals by Calvin Nicholls | Colossal

<p>Straddling a line between 2D and 3D, paper artist Calvin Nicholls forms carefully cut and layered paper sculptures of animals that seem to break …

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Feature | Rub-down revolution

Autumn 2013<p>Rub-down revolution<p>A generation before home computers, Letraset’s dry transfer lettering made desktop typography possible – and gave a …

89 Essential Quotes About Design

Though quotes may often be contradictory, presented out of context and preserved over the years like a bad game of telephone, I’ve long been obsessed …