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15 web sites with excellent UX

User experience is greatly important in the development of a website these days. A great user experience makes sure someone visit your site and enjoy …

4 Lessons In Minimalism - Go Media™ · Creativity at work!

Because minimalism is so spare and simple, it’s a common misconception that it would be easy to do it well. But if you really take a look at why good …

Futura: 1927

<b>Futura: 1927</b><p>I have to keep reminding myself that Futura is nearly 90 years old. I see it popping up often in ‘fan art’ posters. While I think it has aged remarkably well — and I do love it — I have to admit that it is quite harsh.<p>Not as warm as successive geometrics like William Addison Dwiggins’ <b>Metro</b> (1927 onwards), Tobias Frere-Jones’ momentous, <b>Gotham</b> (2000) or Jos Buivenga’s <b>Museo Sans</b>.<p>I remember setting my thesis in it — I’m still not sure that was a good move.<p>Right: Herb Lubalin Study …

Pencil to Pixel Typography Exhibition

<b>Pencil to Pixel Typography Exhibition</b><p>I’m looking forward to going along to this next week: The Monotype Archive – 100 years of Typography<p>16TH, 19TH—23RD NOV 10.00AM—7.30PM Metropolitan Wharf E1 in London.

Happy Birthday Johnston and the London Underground

<b>Happy Birthday Johnston and the London Underground</b><p>This week London sees the 150th anniversary of the London Underground. To commemorate the occasion a stream locomotive used in the 19th century made a journey through the modern tunnels of the Metropolitan line. See more on the BBC<p>It is also 100 years since its iconic typeface Johnston Sans was released as the the ‘Underground’ typeface. Dan Rhatigan, type director at Monotype and forthcoming interviewee of 8 Faces talks about Edward Johnston …

Modern Wood Type

<b>Modern Wood Type</b><p>In a process moving from digital to manual, these beautiful woodblocks have been designed in Illustrator, laser cut and then printed by hand.<p>Produced by Nigel Bents, Paul Oakley and Jonny Holmes while at Chelsea College of Art & Design in London, the characters were based on a Bodoni poster typeface. The extreme stroke contrast has been used to house these playful decorative patterns.<p>The letters were cut from 3mm plywood then mounted on type-high blocks before letterpress …

Lettering vs. Calligraphy 

<b>Lettering vs. Calligraphy</b><p>Today is the last day of this letter exhibition at Mota Italic, featuring the work of letterer, Martina Flor and calligrapher, Giuseppe Salerno.<p>Each Berlin based designer draws/writes a letter chosen each day. They explore the different possibilities of each glyph in a similar way to ‘letter battles’ such as Type Fight, Alphabout, AlphaBattle and the fun LetterPlayground.<p>The two technical approaches have produced some lovely work. It’s a shame I’ve missed the show, …

How to design your own typeface

As a follow-up to my summary of the short Type Design (TDi) course at the University of Reading, I wrote a list of design tips based on some of the methods I learnt. I’m hoping this will be useful to other beginners thinking of starting out with type design.<p>Although there are some excellent resources on the subject, I’d found it difficult to piece together the first steps and ensure I was on the right path, for the long journey. This concise list, published by CreativeBloq, includes some the …

Why I Left Advertising To Become A Software Designer

There’s a war for design talent between technology and advertising companies, with tech quickly gaining ground. Marc Scibelli of Infor explains why he left the ad industry after 18 years to focus on the UX of business software.<p>Last year, I surprised my friends, my colleagues, and myself when I left …

Business Technology

Articles about feiz brothers pursuing clarity design on Dwell.com - Dwell

Two Iran-born brothers—each running multidisciplinary studios, 5,000 miles apart—discuss the similarities and differences in...<p>Dwell is excited to announce a partnership to celebrate the pillars of Scandinavian design with Volvo, a company that's been at...<p>At Duravit's biennial conference Duravit …

Native Android

Native Android Development: The Tools<p>For the Android platform, the Java language is used, along with the Eclipse integrated development environment …

Edward Snowden offers to help Brazil over US spying in return for asylum

Edward Snowden has offered to help Brazil investigate US spying on its soil in exchange for political asylum, in an open letter from the NSA whistleblower to the Brazilian people published by the Folha de S Paulo newspaper.<p>"I've expressed my willingness to assist where it's appropriate and legal, …

Nymphomaniac – first look review

Hang on to your seat back, your Bible, or the hand of a friend. Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac bludgeons the body and tenderises the soul. It is perplexing, preposterous and utterly fascinating; a false bill of goods in that it's a film about sex that is deliberately unsexy and a long, garrulous …