Incredible vintage typography from Sanborn Map Company Trying always to go forward, we forget what Amazing works, others did in the past. Every Monday, at B | Creative will be published some great ad collections from the past. Founded in 1866 by Daniel Alfred Sanborn, a surveyor from Massachusetts,Â The Sanborn Company began making fire insurance maps in 1867. The company first gained recognition for the rich detail employed in the maps they produced in the 1800s, and today these archived maps are still widely used for research purposes.Â Sanborn still exists as a mapping and GIS company. CSS, Web Development, Color Tools, SEO, Usability etc. Vitaly Friedman's The Web Developer's Handbook creativity | css galleries & showcases | color tools | color schemes, palettes | color patterns | fashion: colors selection | color theory | royalty free photos | css daily reading | web design daily reading | css layouts | css navigation menus | css techniques | css: software & Firefox Extensions | css-web-tools & services |
17 Web Resources for Improving Your Design Skills Mollie Vandor is the Associate Product Manager at Cooking.com. Prior to that, she helped launch Ranker.com, where she served as the Product Manager, amongst many other roles. You can reach her @mollierosev, on her blog, or on her latest addiction - Words With Friends, where she plays under the username "Mollierosev." While summer vacation winds to a close and students prepare to go back to school, the days of brand new backpacks and crisp notebooks are long gone for many adults.
10 New High-Quality Free Fonts for Your Designs We’re always on the look out for high-quality freebies for our readers. Whether it’s Photoshop brushes or icons, we love finding top notch free files and sharing them with you. We do the searching so you don’t have to. 20 Free Fonts Just Perfect for Retro and Vintage Designs Awww, vintage and retro style designes are simply awesome. By using various design elements such as textures, patterns and brushes to add an aged or used appearance designers can easily pull of timeless look. To compliment retro/vintage appearance it’s also important to use proper typography from the time period you are trying to represent. To help you out, I’ve rounded up 20 perfect retro and vintage fonts to use in your designs. I’m hoping that you found at least one new font to add to your collection.
History of Western Typography Etymology Typography (from the Greek roots τύπος typos = "impression" and -γραφία -graphia = "writing"). Medieval design roots Typography, type-founding and typeface design began as closely related crafts in mid-15th-century Europe with the introduction of movable type printing at the junction of the medieval era and the Renaissance. Handwritten letterforms of the mid-15th century embodied 3000 years of evolved letter design, and were the natural models for letterforms in systematized typography. The scribal letter known as textur or textualis, produced by the strong gothic spirit of blackletter from the hands of German area scribes, served as the model for the first text types.
The Top 10 Web Design Skills You WILL Need! Here are my top 10 web design skills that you WILL need to master to become an effective web designer. If you’re serious about mastering web design and marketing, check out the Pro Web Design Alliance. See how Jordan benefited from the course forum and Google hangout sessions to make his and his clients’ sites better. 50 Fresh Free Fonts of 2010 Though there's a broad variety of fonts available for download online, designers keep on tracing the fresh ones to enhance their design copy, a website, brochure, or even an advertisement in a brand new an' awesome way. Still, the free stuff could not always boast of good quality – premium goodies always demand some kind of money investment. However, now it's possible to find the appropriate font that's free, clear, beautiful, and effective for design purposes. Many great designers are now offering professional quality fonts completely for free. Today's round-up actually goes outside the standard font variety. We've managed to gather a collection of 50 novelty styled free fonts which you can instantly download and use to add a powerful impact for your designs.
Best Free Fonts of 2010 Last week we kicked off our “Best of 2010″ series by showing you the best free WordPress themes released in the past year. This week the focus is on fonts. There were a ton of remarkable free fonts put out in 2010, so it was very difficult picking our favorites. Altered Bits: Free Vintage Photos, Free Medical and Anatomy Photos, Free Background Images, Free Paper Textures, Free Images, Free Backgrounds, Free Altered Art Templates (Artist Trading Card Envelope, Altars) Free images of the moment: Free Vintage Tintype #1 Free Vintage Lady Photo Free 1812 Fashion Photo Free Vintage Child Photo Free French Botanical Illustration
Infographic Of The Day: Why Should You Care About Typography? I have a confession to make. There was a time, many years ago, where I thought that typography was fashion by another name. I didn't really appreciate how different typefaces function, and how the discipline evolved over time, under pressure from aesthetics and technology. Eleven French Films for People Who Hate French Films A wise man once said, “French films are… too French.” American audiences often have preconceived notions about foreign films… that they’re boring, nonsensical, and hoity-toity(a technical term, you can google it), but French films in particular may come across as more pretentious than a lifetime subscription to McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern. So how do we at Film School Rejects combat this misguided attitude?
Paper Textures : 50+ Awesome Free Paper Textures Collection You are Here:FreebiesPaper Textures : 50+ Awesome Free Paper Textures Collection Paper Textures : 50+ Awesome Free Paper Textures Collection By Gudapaty RamPublished: February 20, 2011 at 10:40 PMTags: Paper texture, Textures