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Classes by seanwes

Classes by seanwes
As a professor of Graphic Design, hand lettering is not only an integral part of my curriculum but also an important personal endeavor. I am always looking for ways to improve both my own skill as well as classroom pedagogy, so I immediately signed up when I found Sean would be teaching a hand lettering workshop in Orlando, Florida. Sean's class was relaxed, fun, yet incredibly informative, providing knowledge in areas important for all skill levels. I left the workshop feeling more confident in my own abilities, and had a handful of new information I could take back to share with my graphic design students. I am incredibly excited to see Sean is offering online classes in hand lettering. His work and teachings of the craft are such an inspiration, and being given the chance to learn from him on a continual basis is an opportunity that I encourage anyone interested in the subject to explore. I highly recommend taking Sean’s Learn Lettering courses, you won’t regret it. Brooke Scherer

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Manifesto « Doodle Revolution We, the Doodlers of every nation, in order to form a more perfect world, establish semantic truth, promote whole-minded learning, provide for the struggling knowledge worker and student, enhance educational well-being, and secure the benefits of the Doodle for ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Manifesto for Doodlers everywhere. —Set Forth by the Founding Infodoodlers this 14th day of February of the Year 2011 to doodle (modern defn.): to dawdle; to draw something without thinking; to scrawl aimlessly; to make meaningless marks; to do something of little value, substance or import; to do nothing. Contrary to popular belief, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A MINDLESS DOODLE.

Beautiful web type — the best typefaces from the Google web fonts directory Among the numerous faults of those who pass their lives recklessly and without due reflexion, my good friend Liberalis, I should say that there is hardly any one so hurtful to society as this, that we neither know how to bestow or how to receive a benefit. It follows from this that benefits are badly invested, and become bad debts: in these cases it is too late to complain of their not being returned, for they were thrown away when we bestowed them. Nor need we wonder that while the greatest vices are common, none is more common than ingratitude: for this I see is brought about by various causes. The first of these is, that we do not choose worthy persons upon whom to bestow our bounty, but although when we are about to lend money we first make a careful enquiry into the means and habits of life of our debtor, and avoid sowing seed in a worn-out or unfruitful soil, yet without any discrimination we scatter our benefits at random rather than bestow them.

Geometrical Psychology: Benjamin Betts’s 19th-Century Mathematical Illustrations of Consciousness by Maria Popova “Imagination receives the stream of Consciousness, and holds apart and compares the different experiences.” “What makes a mathematician is not technical skill or encyclopedic knowledge,” Paul Lockhard recently wrote, “but insatiable curiosity and a desire for simple beauty.” But what if this mathematical curiosity and desire for beauty were applied to questions that have perplexed scientists and philosophers for millennia — questions about consciousness, what it is, how it works, and how it shapes our lives? Sketchnote School: 6 Steps to Great Conference Sketchnotes Communicating visually is one of those skills many believe they can’t achieve. There are others on the interwebs and authors of books that have extensive examples, tutorials, and styles to help you get started. Even with great books like Dan Roam’s, Back of the Napkin and Mike Rohde’s book, The Sketchnote Handbook some still struggle with the idea of capturing what they see in their “mind’s eye” and transferring those concepts to paper. My Sketchbooks This is my spin on the craft.

Type@Cooper – Condensed Program in Typeface Design Industry leaders conduct a rigorous 5-week intensive program in typeface design this summer at Cooper Union’s New York City campus. Note: Applications for admission to the 2014 Condensed program are due by midnight of Thursday, February 28, 2014. About the Condensed Program Students of the summer intensive program take part in an integrated foundational course of lettering, history, and theory. The Subtle Magic Behind Why the Bootstrap 3 Grid Works IMPORTANT NOTE: Bootstrap 4 will be out soon, and these articles will be updated to reflect both v3 and v4. I do not expect major changes to how things work with regards to the content of these articles, but everything will be updated for continued education and assistance with Bootstrap. Read more here: Things like CSS grids should remain behind the curtain.

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Ingenious Font Summons Icons With A Few Keystrokes The littlest graphics can be the biggest pain to implement on the web. You need to either hire an illustrator or dig through clipart. Then you need to sync up with your designer (who may be different than a freelance illustrator), who, in turn, may need to toss the product to a developer to implement. It would be a lot easier if implementing such graphics were as simple as typing a word. That’s the whole idea behind Symbolset, a collection of typefaces that you generate simply by typing a word. Once you license their fonts, those pesky little images we always need for projects, from sunshine to mailboxes to social-networking buttons, can magically appear when you type keywords like “sunshine,” “mailbox,” or “twitter.”

Dot paper template - Paperkit Highly customizable With Paperkit you can easily generate online the exact type of dot paper that you need. Use the toolbar to adjust the settings. You have full control over spacing between dots, margin size, stroke color and width as well as paper size. VISUAL NOTE-TAKING by Austin Kleon [ Watch a high-quality HD version on Vimeo ] I was invited to draw TEDxAustin this weekend. I was skeptical about an event that was so secretive about its contents beforehand, but it far exceeded my expectations. It was well-planned, well-executed, and had a stellar lineup of speakers. I bumped into lots of great people and had some good conversations.