The History Of Graphic Design, In Icons Their latest poster is a tribute to the entire history of the latter: The gridded, black-and-white poster is a cheat sheet to the history of graphic design, beginning with the Victorian era. Start at the top, left-hand corner, of A Stylistic Survey of Graphic Design, and read from left to right. Each era (say, Arts & Crafts or Art Nouveau) is represented by a rectangular box that includes several squares that graphically represent the style described. Brand identity style guides This is great! The University of Connecticut has a nice one designed by Peter Good. Web and link to PDF version. (Get the PDF version!) Peter did a great job of differentiating the three identities a university typically has. – The academic and marketing identity (what most would think of as the main identity). – The athletics or mascot identity.
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Revised Font Stack Serious efforts are being made to get more typeface choices on the web to enhance web typography. Still, most of us prefer web-safe fonts like: Verdana, Georgia, Times New Roman and Arial. Though choices are limited, yet the number can be increased by exploring other pre-installed fonts. “… font stacks are ultimately design factors, and should be scrutinized as such.”—Nathan Ford, Better CSS font stacks Cabinet of American Illustration - About this Collection - Prints & Photographs Online Catalog Most images are digitized | Some jpegs/tiffs display outside Library of Congress | View All The Cabinet of American Illustration contains more than four thousand original drawings by American book, magazine, and newspaper illustrators, made primarily between 1880 and 1910. It includes illustrations for magazines, novels, and children's books; cartoons; cover designs; and sketches for posters. More than two hundred artists are represented, including Charles Dana Gibson, Elizabeth Shippen Green, Oliver Herford, and Jessie Wilcox Smith.
Green Honey Language represents our view of the world, and knowing its limits helps us understand how our perception works. I used the data from Wikipedia’s “Color” entry for different languages. My assumption was: "Different languages have different ways to describe color.” Merging Realities: Skeuomorphic Design Infographic Auditory skeuomorph This type of skeuomorphism can be easily illustrated with audio effect that imitates that sound of the camera shutter while you are taking pictures with your cell phone. You know that there is no mechanical shutter in your device but it does exactly the same sound like its real life analogue.