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How Donald Glover Charted His Own Path to Hip-Hop Stardom

“Is there room in the game for a lame who rhymes? Who wears short shorts and makes jokes sometimes?”<p>These sorts of questions consumed <i>Camp</i>, the …

Racism Is ‘Built into the Very Bones’ of Mississippi

Jesmyn Ward reflects on choosing to raise her children in her home state.<p>Editor’s Note: Read <i>The Atlantic</i>’s special coverage of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.<p>I did not understand how poor my family was until my maternal grandmother told me a story about sackcloth dresses and beans. I was in my …

What Kwanzaa means for black Americans

On Dec. 26, millions throughout the world’s African community will start weeklong celebrations of Kwanzaa. There will be daily ceremonies with food, …

Civil Rights

Perfect alignment with hanging-punctuation

“ Have a holly, jolly Christmas; It's the best time of the year I don't know if there'll be snow but have a cup of cheer Have a holly, jolly …

'Detroit' Is The Most Irresponsible And Dangerous Movie Of The Year

The film is egregious, both in what it includes and what it omits.<p>The church was packed. “Watch accurate justice administered by citizens of the community,” a flier announced. “Review and watch the evidence for yourself.”<p>Nearly two thousand black people and a smattering of whites crammed into …

20 great free resources for learning typography

Whatever design discipline you work in, a decent knowledge and understanding of typography is one of the most important things you need to …

Tracing Your Roots: Were Slaves’ Surnames Like Brands?

We made a surprising discovery while addressing a question about how slaves got their last names.<p><b>Dear Professor Gates:</b><p><i>Were the surnames of enslaved</i> …

How Gordon Parks broke new ground for Black American artists

Gordon Parks referred to his camera as his “weapon of choice”.<p>Over a decade since his death at the age of 93, the Kansas-born artist remains a celebrated staple of photojournalism’s golden age, his status as one of America’s most important, pioneering photographers inarguable. From the moment he …

14 fabulous tutorials to improve your logo design

Whatever the level of your experience, there’s always room for improvement when it comes to logo design. And the great news is that there are some …

10 cute fonts to charm your clients

There's a fine science to looking cute. Get the proportions right and anything can melt your heart with its adorable aesthetics. This applies to …

Coco Gothic Font Family from Zetafonts

Coco Gothic, a font family that takes a modern twist on geometric sans serif styles from the early 20th century.Designed by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini in …

This site expertly pairs fonts using machine learning

As any typography nerd will tell you, pairing fonts on a design project isn’t as simple as you might think. Depending on your objective (to create balance or to tension, or to showcase a particular piece of content, for example), there are various approaches you can take. But what if you’re a …

Machine Learning

Noose Found Hanging at National Museum of African American History and Culture

Tourists visiting the an exhibition on segregation at the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Wednesday found a noose hanging …

FF Unit Pro Font Family from FontFont

FF Unit, a professional sans serif font family with advanced typographical support.Designed by German graphic design and font guru Erik Spiekermann …

7 Ways to Design at Lightning Speed (and Still Be Good)

Some of the world’s best designers – and even the best designers where you work – all have something in common: Many of them know how to work at …

Graphic Design and 3D: Impossible Interior

Impossible interior is a 3D and graphic design project created and shared by Anton Egorov on his Behance profile. It's amazing to see how designers …

How Fonts Are Fueling the Culture Wars | Backchannel

<b>Typography is undergoing</b> a public renaissance. Typography usually strives to be invisible, but recently it’s become a mark of sophistication for …

Watch: The inconvenient truth about the Democratic Party’s history of racism

Radio show host Dennis Prager’s conservative/libertarian educational video group Prager U teamed up with author and controversial Vanderbilt University professor Carol Swain to dispel the notion that the Republican Party is the racist entity in Washington, D.C.’s, two-party system.<p>Swain has caused …

Kapra Neue Font Family by Typoforge Studio

Kapra Neue, a sans serif font family that comes in 48 styles.Recently published by Typoforge Studio, Kapra Neue is the younger and completely revised …

Lettering Design with Kyle Letendre

Nothing is more refreshing than a dose of lettering design that is quite awesome, inspiring and playful to look at. Well, this is exactly what …

7 Things to Think About For Your Startup's Typography

Typography is the most effective and meaningful vehicle for your brand personality.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Typography surrounds us at all times, on all mediums. We see type used on websites, physical products, digital, print and television ads, magazines and on …

These Black Graduates Swag Surfing Are The Epitome Of Black Joy

Howard University and Langston University students have put all other graduation ceremonies to shame.<p>You may think your graduation was lit, but did you and every one you know swag surf? No?<p>Well, sit down and read on.<p>Graduates at Howard University and Langston University decided to dance themselves …

Howard University

The Elements of Bad Typography

<b>Editor’s Note</b>: As more examples of “bad typography” appear, I’ll continue to update this article. And hey, you can send me your own examples for …

Fluid Responsive Typography With CSS Poly Fluid Sizing

Fluid layouts have been a normal part of front-end development for years. The idea of fluid typography, however, is relatively new and has yet to be …

10 great uses of typography in portfolios

When it comes to putting together a portfolio site, the main thing you need to worry about is selecting your best work, because ultimately that’s …

Gentrification Doesn't Mean Diversity

A historically black D.C. neighborhood markets its diversity to lure Millennials. But what happens when the new arrivals never interact with the longtime residents?<p>On the corner of 7th and P Streets in D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood is a boxy building, with the words “Bread For The City” stenciled across …

Urban Design

Singer, siren, activist, spy: the extraordinary life of Josephine Baker

Born into poverty, dancer Josephine Baker became an overnight sensation in a vaudeville show, launching a glittering cabaret career that took her …

Civil Rights

10 different fonts to give your projects a unique edge

You've seen a lot of fonts in your time, but lately the classics don't seem to be doing anything for you. Tattoo fonts? Old news. Cursive fonts? Been …

Adventurous Typography Design & Calligraphy

Let's finish off the week with a typography design and calligraphy project that totally defines a genre and style. Overall, It kind of reminds me of …

TypeNotes Magazine Launch

Simultaneously dispelling the notion that typography is just for design geeks while also catering for font fanatics, <i>TypeNotes</i> is a new print magazine …