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The 10 Most Popular New Businesses for Entrepreneurs to Start

Surprise! Technology is not on the list.<p>Dreaming of starting a business and wondering what kind it should be? We can't answer that, but we can tell you the types of businesses other entrepreneurs are most interested in starting.<p>Every month, more than a million people visit Bplans and search among …

4 Absolute Kitchen Necessities to Consider

When you're looking to renovate or redesign your home, it's important to look at the kitchen. You spend a lot of time in this room. So if it's worn down, cramped or in need of repairs, consider what investments will fit your lifestyle when planning your kitchen remodeling budget.<p>Here are some …

The world's best new attractions in 2015

7 Tips from Edgar Allan Poe on How to Write Vivid Stories and Poems

There may be no more a macabrely misogynistic sentence in English literature than Edgar Allan Poe’s contention that “the death… of a beautiful woman” …

Literature

Some of Today’s Most Prominent Artists on Courage, Creativity, Criticism, Success, and What It Means to Be a Great Artist

<i>“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant — there is no such thing,”</i> Georgia O’Keeffe wrote in her spectacular letter to Sherwood Anderson. <i>“Making your unknown known is the important thing — and keeping the unknown always beyond you…”</i> And yet, as human beings, we orient ourselves in the darkness of …

The Remarkably Intimate Houses Of Father-Son Architects Eliel And Eero Saarinen

A new book focuses on the small-scale projects of the Finnish-American architecture family.<p>Architecture history is filled with father-son duos. In the 18th century, Jacques V Gabriel, the premier architect to the King of France, left his title to his son Ange-Jacques, who designed and remodeled …

15 Great Decor Ideas for Your Kitchen

The best adventure holidays for 2015

Surf in solitude in Mozambique, go hiking in Kurdistan or bumble through Spain in a 2CV … we round up the best new adventures for 2015<p>Hard-pushed to pinpoint it on a map? You’re not alone. On the Horn of Africa, bordered by Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia, this tiny country is hardly on the tourist …

Horn of Africa

8 Faces, Type Worship: Top Posts

New and updated:<p>Since launching in 2011, we’ve interviewed designers, written essays, presented research and hand-picked hundreds of inspiring type and lettering projects to feature on Type Worship. Here, we’ve collected a sample of the most popular entries—and a few of our favourites.<p>Typographers’ Typefaces<p>The 25 most admired typefaces by typographers, type designers and letterers. Wouldn’t it be great to have a short list of typefaces, hand-picked by designers in the type industry? Each issue …

10 Web Design Trends You Can Expect to See in 2015

Every year, Web design grows and so many awesome things are being published daily. I can only imagine that the best is yet to come in 2015, including many of the trends we predicted for 2014.<p>While many of those ideas and trends will still be around in 2015 (and probably 2016), it’s time to see what …

Great Resources and Lessons for Teaching Physics for Kids

December, 2014<br>Physics 4 Kids is a great resource packed full of basic lessons covering different key concepts of physics. You can use this resource …

Dreamy Road Trip Alert: A Guide to Ojai, CA — The Bold Italic — San Francisco

Dreamy Road Trip Alert: A Guide to Ojai, CA — The Bold Italic — San Francisco<p><i>By Vanessa Vanya</i><p>Mention that you just went to Ojai to anyone who lives …

Bob Hope's Palm Springs Home Reduced by Half

The Palm Springs home of the late funnyman and his wife is the largest private residence designed by architect John Lautner. This article originally appeared on HouseBeautiful.com.<p><i>Getty Images/Los Angeles Times</i><p>In case $50 million was too steep for you, now you have the chance to own the home of a …

Your Guide to Stocking the Bar

An insider's look at curating the best cocktail situation for your holiday fetes.<p>John McCarthy is an independent bartender for NYC imbibing meccas Cedar Local and Bathtub Gin and a cocktail consultant for new watering holes. The man has a passion for a well-built cocktail menu, so we'd gleefully …

Ireland's Most Picture-Perfect Spots

Aerial photographer travels globe shooting landscapes and seascapes - Telegraph

Dining at Yakumo Saryo in Meguro-ku, Tokyo

On a cloudy day, we visited Tokyo's quiet suburban neighborhood of Yakumo (which, fittingly enough, translates to "Eight Clouds"). It was a small trek to our final destination in Meguro-ku, which is southwest of the hip Nakameguro and Shibuya areas. After about 15 minutes of walking from the …

Japan

Forget smart watches and glasses, smart clothing will be the hottest trend of 2015

Smartwatches and fitness bands are one of the hottest products of 2014. We’ve seen a dizzying array of watches from many major manufacturers, and …

Typographer’s typefaces The 25 most admired typefaces by typographers, type designers and letterers. Selecting the right typeface makes all the difference to effective design and communication. But with over 100,000 font families to pick from it can be a daunting task. There are some excellent guides on how to choose a typeface and helpful methods for pairing typefaces but in order to apply these principles it’s important to be familiar with a broad range of quality typefaces. Wouldn’t it be great to start with a short list of typefaces, hand-picked by designers in the type industry? In each issue of 8 Faces magazine we asked eight leading designers from the fields of typography, lettering and type design itself: If you could use just eight typefaces, which would you choose? Over four years and across eight issues we interviewed 64 world-renowned designers1, including; Erik Spiekermann, Jessica Hische, Michael Bierut, Nina Stössinger, Mark Simonson & Seb Lester, plus owners of respected type foundries such as, Font Smith, Type Together and Process Type. We’ve counted the number of times each typeface was selected and found consensus with the top 25. The top 10 designers’ favourite fonts will be quite familiar to many but hopefully the full list will provide a useful stepping stone to exploring many more. 1. Georgia Matthew Carter, 1993. Chosen 11 times. Originally designed for clarity on low resolution screens, for Microsoft, it is the counterpart to Verdana, which also appears in this list. Georgia has a large x-height and ascenders that rise above the cap height. It’s a sturdy yet friendly typeface, with a wonderful flowing italic, that features on millions of websites. “A gorgeous technical achievement.” Jason Santa Maria 2. Gotham Tobias Frere-Jones, 2000. Chosen 8 times. Famously used for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. “Each character just feels ‘normal’ and ‘right’”. H & FJ 3. FF Scala Martin Majoor, 1990. Chosen 7 times. FontShop International’s ‘first serious text face’. “Scala and Scala San are just about perfect.” John Boardley 4. Futura Paul Renner, 1927. Chosen 6 times. This immortal ‘modern’ typeface with its uncompromising shapes has become the benchmark geometric sans for almost 80 years. “Paul Renner’s Future characterised his time and influenced many other designers. It was a real modern typeface, not based on existing serif typefaces”. Georg Salden 5. Gill Sans Eric Gill, 1926. Chosen 5 times. A quintessential British design produced under the direction of Stanley Morison at Monotype. It remains one of the most distinctive blends of humanist and geometric shapes. 6. Garamond (Claude Garamond, c. 1480–1561), Several derivatives of the Parisian punch cutter’s design have been chosen, including; ITC Garamond (Tony Stan), Adobe Garamond & Garamond Premier (Robert Slimbach). Chosen 5 times. “Garamond was quite the master who appreciated restraint as much as elegance. Of the various roman and italic sizes that he cut, I feel his Vraye Parangonne font (about 18 pt.) best captures the essence of his vision. The subtlety of line and detail are simply remarkable.” Robert Slimbach 7. Caslon (Adobe Caslon) (William Caslon I, 1722) Carol Twombly, 1990. Chosen 4 times. Gave rise to a printer’s saying ‘When in doubt, use Caslon’. Also a favourite of Benjamin Franklin. 8. Akzidenz Grotesk H. Berthold, Berthold Type Foundry, 1898. Chosen 4 times. The first widely used sans serif typeface. “The original grotesque and still the best.” Vincent Connare 9. Alternate Gothic Morris Fuller Benton, 1903. Chosen 4 times. Designed for the American Typefounders Company (ATF). All three weights are bold and narrow. Currently used on YouTube’s homepage logo. “Very well designed and drawn. It’s a standard that I strive for in my own work” Mark Simonson 10. Baskerville John Baskerville, 1757. Chosen 4 times. Baskerville designed his own type to improve his printed works and better the dominant fonts of William Caslon. His typefaces were both admired (notably by Giambattista Bodoni and Benjamin Franklin) and criticised by his competitors. Baskerville made variations of his typeface for use at different sizes (now referred to as ‘optical sizes’). Some modern interpretations of Baskerville have been reproduced following the designs of a specific size, resulting in several distinct versions. 11. Helvetica Max Miedinger with Eduard Hoffmann, 1957. Chosen 4 times. Helvetica needs no introduction as the planet’s most famous typeface—it even inspired a very good film. “You can say, ‘I love you,’ in Helvetica. And you can say it with Helvetica Extra Light if you want to be really fancy. Or you can say it with the Extra Bold if it’s really intensive and passionate, you know, and it might work.” Massimo Vingelli 12. Metro William Addison Dwiggins, 1930. Chosen 4 times. Designed out of a dissatisfaction with the san serifs of the time like Futura. 13. ITC Franklin Gothic Morris Fuller Benton, 1902. Chosen 4 times. Created for the American Type Founders Company and named after Benjamin Franklin. 14. Meta Serif Erik Spiekermann, Christian Schwartz and Kris Sowersby, 2007. Chosen 4 times. The serif companion to Eric Spiekermann’s influential sans serif, FF Meta. Also designed to work well with FF Unit and FF Unit Slab. 15. Trade Gothic Jackson Burke, 1948/1960. Chosen 4 times. Michael Bierut described it as “The ultimate ‘I don’t give a damn” typeface. No style, no nuance, just blunt, in-your-face, straightforward attitude.” 16. Adelle José Scaglione and Veronika Burian, 2009. Chosen 3 times. Adelle is a slab serif typeface conceived for intensive editorial use, mainly in newspapers and magazines but its personality and flexibility make it very adaptable. “Adelle Sans manages to capture one of the most desired of human emotions: cheerfulness.” Nadine Chahine 17. Caecilia Peter Matthias Noordzij, 1990. Chosen 3 times. A humanist rather than geometric slab serif, aiding its legibility. “A friendly slab serif that’s more contemporary in its structure. Its large, flexible, family that always sets a really nice approachable tone whenever I use it.” Frank Chimero 18. Chaparral Carol Twombly, 2000. Chosen 3 times. A “hybrid slab-serif” text face that mixes the legibility of 19th Century designs with 16th century panache. 19. DIN Albert-Jan Pool, 1995. Chosen 3 times. This clean geometric sans is based on the German standard typeface, DIN 1451, used for official documents and street signs etc. DIN stands for Deutsches Institut für Normung (German Institute of Standardisation). The font was added to the MoMA Design Collection in 2011. 20. Hoefler Text Jonathan Hoefler, 1991. Chosen 3 times. Designed for Apple to demonstrate advanced type technologies it reintroduced type design traditions once central to fine printing like ligature sets, engraved capitals, ornaments and arabesques. 21. Quadraat Fred Smeijers, 1992. Chosen 3 times. An original typeface Combining Renaissance elegance with contemporary ideas on construction and form. Named after Smeijers’ design studio in Arnhem, of the same name. “In my opinion one of the most significant type designs of the nineties” Yves Peters 22. Sabon Jan Tschichold, 1964. Chosen 3 times. An oldstyle serif typeface based on Garamond. A distinguishing feature of Sabon is the same width occupied by characters in the Roman and Italic styles, and the Regular and Bold weights. 23. Sentinel Jonathan Hoefler & Tobias Frere-Jones, 2009. Chosen 3 times. “For everyone who’s ever wished Clarendons had italics”. Three of our interviewees had. A slab serif with copious weights suitable for both text and display. Based on the original Clarendon designs by the Fann Street Foundry in Clerkenwell, London 24. Verdana Matthew Carter, 1996. Chosen 3 times. It was created specifically to address the challenges of on-screen display. Verdana’s large x-height, wide proportions, generous letter-spacing and large counters are key to its legibility at small sizes. 25. Fedra Serif Peter Bilak, 2003. Chosen 3 times. A highly original text typeface. Shaped by a unique blend of technological considerations while maintaining hand-written forms. “A beautifully crafted typeface. A very nice, contemporary example of technical quality and carful design.” José Scaglione and Veronika Burian 26. Feijoa Kris Sowersby, 2007. Chosen 3 times. Aiming to create a feeling of softness, Feijoa has an almost complete absence of straight lines. Feijoa successfully avoids the sense of coldness that Kris had felt with some previous digital typefaces. “Those gently curved straights and rounded corners lend the design a beautiful organic, almost calligraphic quality. Yet there is nothing frivolous to the typeface, it all is functional and looks very self-assured.” Yves Peters 27. Officina Erik Spiekermann,1990. Chosen 3 times. A paired family of serif and sans serif faces, originally designed as a typeface for business correspondence but found a much wider, trendier audience. 1. Interviewees: Erik Spiekermann, Jessica Hische, Ian Coyle, Jason Santa Maria, Jos Buivenga, Jon Tan, Bruce Willen and Nolen Strals, Martin Majoor, Ale Paul, Stephen Coles, Tim Brown, Nick Sherman, Rich Rutter, Veronika Burian, and José Scaglione, Ellen Lupton, Frank Chimero, Steve Matteson, Mark Caneso, Vincent Connare, Yves Peters, Jason Smith, and Phil Garnham, John Boardley, Craig Mod, Kris Sowersby, Doug Wilson, Nadine Chahine, David Březina, and Silas Dilworth and Neil Summerour, Jonathan Hoefler,Tobias Frere-Jones, Mark Simonson, Trent Walton, Keetra Dean Dixon, Peter Bilak, Gerry Leonidas, and Mark MacKay, Simon Walker, Dan Rhatigan, Seb Lester, Nina Stössinger, Grant Hutchinson, Mike Kus, and Eric Olson and Nicole Dotin, Michael Bierut, Tomáš Brousil, Georg Salden, Hannes von Döhren, Phil Baines, Ken Barber, Rudy VanderLans and Zuzana Licko, Elliot Jay Stocks, Jeremy Leslie, Jan Middendorp, Robert Slimbach, Steven Heller, Fiona Ross, Erica Jung and Ricardo Marcin.↩ Cover graphic, words & data analysis: Jamie Clarke Image graphics (1-2, 4-21): Stefan Weyer, 8 Faces Magazine. Adjustment, 27th November 2014. Three versions of Baskerville were chosen: Baskerville (twice), Baskerville 1757 and Berthold Baskerville. These have been combined and Baskerville added at number 10.

<b>The 25 most admired typefaces by typographers, type designers and letterers.</b><p>Selecting the right typeface makes all the difference to effective design …

Dare to Disturb the Universe: Madeleine L’Engle on Creativity, Censorship, Writing, and the Duty of Children’s Books

On November 16, 1983 — just two weeks before her 65th birthday and twenty years after winning the prestigious Newbery Medal — <b>Madeleine L’Engle</b> <b>Madeleine L’Engle</b> (November 29, 1918–September 6, 2007), author of the timeless classic <i>A Wrinkle in Time</i>, delivered a magnificent lecture at the Library of …

The Surreal World

In 1984, Dominique de Menil staged an enormous exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris, offering art lovers, for the first time, an in-depth look at the vast collection she and her husband, John, had assembled. The more than 600 works on view ranged from a paleolithic bone carving dating from …

On the trail of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

The French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born 150 years ago today - there's even a Google doodle to mark the anniversary. Here we look at the sites associated with his life, and the galleries and museums where you can see his work.<p><b>Albi, France</b><p>The first child of Comte Alphonse de …

A Swiss musem accepts a 'Nazi art' collection — and vows to return stolen works

Cornelius Gurlitt's art collection had it all: Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Gauguin, Degas — more than 1,200 paintings, sculptures and drawings.<p>But it also comes with the label of "Nazi art." Gurlitt was the son of Hitler's art dealer, and hid the works in his apartment for decades. Now an art museum …

Maria Merian’s Butterflies: The Illustrated Story of How a 17th-Century Woman Forever Changed the Course of Science Through Art

While putting together the annual omnibus of the year’s best children’s books, I was reminded of how woefully rare inspired children’s books about science are in our culture — as rare, perhaps, as are homages to pioneering female scientists and celebrations of the intersection of art and science. …

How I Improved My Typography Skills

5 resources for learning the basics.<p>It’s not <i>what</i> you say, it’s <i>how</i> you say it.<p>We’ve all heard this. It’s simplistic and obvious. But it’s true. …