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The Trappist monk whose calligraphy inspired Steve Jobs — and influenced Apple’s designs

Robert Palladino’s name appears nowhere in Steve Jobs’s lengthy authorized biography, but he had an enduring influence on Jobs and the business empire he erected.<p>Jobs sat in on Palladino’s calligraphy class at Portland’s Reed College, which eventually inspired the elegance for which Apple computers …

Typography

How The World’s Most Beautiful Typeface Was Nearly Lost Forever

After a dispute between its creators, the Doves Type was left to lie in the Thames. A century later, it has finally resurfaced. This is the story of its rescue.<p><b>The history of London</b> can be found in pieces on its riverbed. The old pipes and fossilised horse bones wash up on the shore, and with them …

Typography

How To Write A Novel Using The Snowflake Method

<b>Step 1)</b> Take an hour and write a one-sentence summary of your novel. Something like this: “A rogue physicist travels back in time to kill the apostle …

Write Your Novel In A Year - Week 6: Overcoming Your Fear of the Middle

<b></b><b></b>Welcome to week 6 of Anthony Ehlers's series that aims to help you write a novel in a year. Read last week's post here.<b></b><b></b><br>Goal setting<br>• Expand the middle …

Creative Writing

This is the original sketch for a piece of lettering i did about a month ago

This is the original sketch for a piece of lettering i did about a month ago. I’ve always tended to draw small, most especially in the initial stages of a new composition. In this particular instance I was short on time & this thumbnail served as the guide for the final artwork with no re-drawing between the stages. #sketch #lettering #gettingwordsy

How to make homemade doughnuts

You don't have to be Homer Simpson to swoon over a doughnut. But no matter how wonderful they appear, it's hard to find a store-bought doughnut that compares with homemade.<p>And believe it or not, they're really not hard to make.<p><b>Devil's food doughnuts</b><p>Total time: About 1 hour<br>Servings: Makes about 1 …

Dessert

Forget resolutions—use these nerdy lifehacks to make life a little better in a lot of ways

It’s New Year’s. You want to set goals, and achieve them. But, realistically, you’re probably not going to. Researchers find that anywhere from 40% to 8% of Americans who set New Year’s resolutions successfully stick to them.<p>The problem is that people often aim to completely overhaul their lives, …

Nutrition

The Most Important Design Jobs Of The Future

Designers at Google, Microsoft, Autodesk, Ideo, Artefact, Teague, Lunar, Huge, New Deal, and fuseproject predict 18 new design jobs.<p>Yesterday’s graphic designers are today’s UX designers. Will tomorrow’s UX designers be avatar programmers, fusionists, and artificial organ designers? Yes, according …

Marie Kondo’s illustrated guide to a home that sparks joy

An entranceway that sparks joy<p>As a self-proclaimed tidying freak, I can tell the state of a person’s closets the instant I set foot in the doorway. One client’s front entranceway was jammed with shoes and a bundle of newspapers ready for recycle. Keys, gloves, and delivery forms were strewn …

Minimalism

How I Finally Learned a Different Language. And You Can Too.

Advertisement<p>In early 2014 I took a course that guaranteed I’d be conversational in a new language (Spanish) in just 30 days. Not fluent, mind you, …

Etsy Pick of the Day | El Granero Typewriters

How can we resist? A pink Olympia. Refurbished (by an experienced former Olivetti technician we might add). And those turquoise shift keys. Sigh. All …

Etsy

19 Awesome Craft Projects You Can Make With Polymer Clay

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Video Tutorials

13 Jewelry DIYs You’ll Never Believe Were Made With Clay

You can roll it, fold it, squish it, smoosh it — basically, whatever you dream up you can make with polymer clay. We suggest using the versatile sculpting stuff to create beautiful rings and accessories. And the best part? Working with polymer clay is totally easy (just shape and bake) and you …

Learning Blog

Learning

Getting my tools out. #penturning #fountainpens #scriptoriumpens #FPGeeks #penandink #calligraphy

Lettering versus Calligraphy — I Love Typography

Despite the frequently ill-defined line between Lettering and Calligraphy, they have always been separate disciplines. Lettering vs Calligraphy, a …

Marvellous Chalkboard Typography

Everybody loves a beautiful set of typography, but there's one style in specific that really catches everyone's attention. It's chalkboard …

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The Indian Type Foundry just launched the updated Poppins, a free font family: “Considering its popularity on the internet, we have…<p>2018.02.15 / 0min …

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Ten ways to fix your language exchange

Language exchanges are a really popular way to practise your languages. They’re free, they’re fun, and a great way to really get to know someone who …

5 Winning Strategies to Build a Successful Language Learning Routine

Learning a language is a long, and difficult process – I should know, I’ve been teaching English to foreign students for 3 years, and every day I’m …

Language Learning

How to Improve Communication Skills in a Foreign Language

Learning a new language and communicating it fluently to another person is a completely different ball game.<p>If you’ve ever done public speaking or …

Learn Calligraphy in Color

There are more possibilities than just writing with black ink – calligraphy in color produces vibrant, interesting effects. Learn them now!<p>92<p>574

Calligraphy

5 Killer Language Learning Strategies Guaranteed to Help You Make Time

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I’d love to learn a foreign language but I’m just too darn busy. If only I had more hours in the day…”?<p>I hear you.<p>…

‘Sesame Street’ Spanish-Language Show Launched by Univision

Elmo, Cookie Monster and other childhood favorites from “Sesame Street” are saying hola to audiences in the U.S. with the launch of “Sesame Amigos.” …