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Say Hello To ‘fontTools’, A Free Library For Font Manipulation From Python

For those of you who might be unaware, there exists a library for the manipulation of font files, written in Python, called ‘fontTools’.<br>Even though …

Typography

Font Trends For 2018—Illustrated With Beautiful, Free-To-Download Typefaces

<b>There’s no</b> denying the power that typography holds in design; big-name companies like Coca-Cola, YouTube and IBM have recently adopted custom …

Surface Beast: A photographer's review of the Microsoft Surface Book 2

<i>This review was originally published on Blair Bunting's blog, and is being republished in full on DPReview with express permission from the …

MacBook Pro

Poster & Flyer - Windows Store App

Poster & Flyer App for Windows Store<p>Poster & Flyer is a modern WYSIWYG app that is designed to help you create posters, flyers, pamphlets, catalogs …

Graphic Design

‘Letrs’: The Typeface Library That’s Like A ‘Spotify For Typographers’

<b>Typographers know</b> better than anyone that scoring the right typeface can be a pain—free typefaces may be of poorer quality and you can’t buy every …

5 Hidden Tips and Tricks in Photoshop That Save Time and Speed You Up

Photoshop is such a hugely featured application that much of its feature set can be overlooked by even seasoned veterans. This 25-minute video …

New 'responsive' Google Font can shapeshift to match any design

Google Fonts is getting more customizable and interactive. The company has updated its collection with its very first ‘parametric’ font – a new typographic technology that makes it easy for designers to tweak and modify the format of virtually any typeface.<p>Developed in collaboration between …

Typography

Best Free Fonts: 34 Free Typefaces Every Designer Should Have

If you are in need of a beautiful free typeface for your next design project, then look no further. This list has 34 easily downloadable choices.

Typography

An Australian Type Designer Created a Kaleidoscopic Alphabet for the Year 3000

Australian type designer Barry Spencer creates mind-bending geometric art using letters.<p><i>"X" 2017. Created for 36 Days of Type. All images courtesy of the artist.</i><p>If you've ever wondered what written language could look like millennia from now, you're not alone. If you've gone and gotten your …

Cube iWork 3X Windows 10 Tablet Unveiled From $360

Chinese hardware manufacturer Cuba has unveiled a new addition to their range of Windows 10 tablets, which look as though they have been inspired by …

7 new graphic design tools to make your life easier

The graphic design software scene is very dynamic right now, with new tools being released all the time. Some of these new and updated apps could …

Microsoft's first-ever desktop PC blows away the Mac

Whether you're a Mac fan or a PC person, I can hand you any laptop in the world, you can log into your Facebook and Google accounts, and do probably 90% of what you need to do. It means that, for a lot of people, one computer is pretty much interchangeable with any other.<p>But it doesn't have to be …

Insta360 Air turns Android phones into 360-degree VR Cameras, now available in US and Europe

The Insta360 Air camera, which attaches to an Android smartphone via a microUSB or USB Type-C port, turns your phone into a 360-degree VR camera. …

Microsoft is killing Apple in every corner – What I’ve learned at CES 2017

AR, VR and MR<p>Microsoft and its partners aren’t just talking PCs, though. They’re also talking about virtual reality, mixed virtual reality and …

Amazon Echo

Photo Scan, a simple way to extract text from images for Windows 10 PC and Mobile

Say you have a document that you need to convert into text format. You could spend several minutes typing the document out in Word, or you can snap a …

Windows 10: Microsoft fixes bug that blocked PCs from the internet

Microsoft has issued a patch to resolve problems caused by a Windows update last week, which had stopped some Windows 10 users getting …

Apple screwed up its new MacBook Pro so bad that developers are now considering Windows computers

<i>This post originally appeared at DevTeamSpace Blog.</i><p>The new MacBook Pro is proof that Apple has stopped making laptops for developers. Here’s why:<p>1. No “escape” and “function” keys<p>Apple’s Oct. 27 event confirmed many of the rumors surrounding the long-awaited refresh of the Macbook Pro line. The …

MacBook Pro

Microsoft's Surface Book beats the new MacBook Pro — here's why

Microsoft and Apple, the PC market's two long-running rivals, are going head to head this Fall with a pair of impressive new laptops targeted at power-hungry pro users.<p>Microsoft's Surface Book, which launched last year, got a big power boost this year. Meanwhile, the MacBook Pro got its first major …

7 pen-friendly apps for Windows Ink

Who needs a pen and paper when you have a tablet that feels like a pen and paper?<p>Windows Ink, which is Windows 10's new pen-friendly interface introduced in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, might seem like just a gimmick if you don't happen to have a tablet with an active stylus, such as the …

Apps

Hacking Gerrit Rietveld's Red-Blue Chair

One degree of separation: how Clement Meadmore connected me to an iconic design<p>Reading Joel Moskowitz's recent piece on building flatpack furniture …

450+ Adobe Illustrator Patterns

The Adobe Creative Suite has to be one of the more popular design packages. Illustrator is specifically a great tool for any project including …

Web Design

Designer Creates 13 Perfect Circles to Draw Almost Any Animal

Everyone’s favorite blue bird—the Twitter logo—has a well-kept secret hidden in its design: the iconic character was created using 13 perfect circles that overlap and comprise its graceful curved wings and upward gaze. Inspired by this little-known fact, Toronto-based art director Dorota Pankowska …

Animals

Run an Android desktop on almost any computer

Remix OS is a desktop-optimized port of Android-x86 that can be installed on a flash drive and booted on almost any computer.<p>Last month, it was rumored that official Android support would be coming to the Raspberry Pi after an empty directory for the $35 computer was discovered in Google's Android …

Raspberry Pi

Font Feature 1 - Aldo Pro

Font Feature 1 – Aldo Pro<p>Christian GoldemannJuly 7, 2015<p>Almost 10 years in the making have passed, 8 weights and 690 glyphs are the result of a great …

Untethered and unguided: Our first deep look at HoloLens

There's a white unicorn with a rainbow horn on the wall in front of me. A tiger sits casually by the door on the right. On a grey couch at one end of the room, a globe starts to spin when I gaze at it. A second celestial object with the word "Fragments" floats over a white coffee table. I walk …

Behind the Scenes of the MINUS-8 Layer Watch

San Francisco-based watch brand, MINUS-8, has been working to put a new spin on classic watch designs for the past two years. The design vision for …

Product Design

JPEGmini Release The ‘Save For Web Button’ Adobe Should’ve Made For Photoshop & It’s Brilliant

May I have your attention, please? Out of all the pieces of tech and equipment I’ve been privy to seeing, testing, using and abusing over the last …

Tutorials

Microsoft just made using Continuum on Windows 10 Mobile insanely convenient

As you may have all been well aware, one of Microsoft’s selling features for Windows 10 Smartphones is Continuum for phones.<p>Continuum for Phones is a …

Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft is really gunning for the iPad Pro with Windows Ink | On MSFT

Build 2016, which ended this past week, was Microsoft’s opportunity to show the world what, exactly, the company has been working on and how it fits …