Tuesday's Tech of the Week: Type & Color Edition Since the world of design is about to get quite a bit cloud-ier with the release of Adobe Creative Cloud, we decided to take today's tech roundup to pay homage to 10 websites, apps, and games that help designers become better designers. As purveyors of color, creativity, and tech innovation, our team refers to almost all of these sites on a weekly basis! First, the world of type. 1. 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.
Type Worship Colourful messages transform the winding favela streets Earlier this year Boa Mistura, an urban art collective formed in Madrid, worked on a vibrant community project near São Paulo, Brazil The collective worked with the children and other residents of Brasilândia Vila, a poor suburb on the outskirts of São Paulo, to fill the narrow streets with colour and words: beleza, amor, doçura, firmeza and orgulho (beauty, love, sweetness, firmness and pride). These one-point perspective messages are carefully painted to reveal themselves to passers-by as they reach a certain part of the the street. The smiles of the participants clearly say it all.
Free script: Export your layers from photoshop to SVG in a single click! Finally a solution to one of the biggest and most annoying workflow setbacks in every interaction designer’s day. Here’s a free script that we created that will save you a lot of time slicing and restore your sanity. What this Photoshop script does: TypeDrawing - Hansol Huh TypeDrawing originally started with online project in Jan 2005. Since then, a number of users have made fun and arty drawings using this program. Also, TypeDrawing has been featured on various famous websites like theFWA, and won several awards such as from FlashForward. 21 Fonts That Shouldn’t Be Free…But Are! 21 Fonts That Shouldn’t Be Free…But Are! 13 July 2009 by Jordan Hall Using the right type in your designs, both in type and web, is vital to an attractive and successful design. With so many free fonts out there (Da Font currently has over 9000 fonts to choose from) it’s hard to wade through the varying levels of quality available.
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.
75 top typography tutorials The web is brimming with typography tutorials, but many are low quality and others are very out of date. So we’ve trawled the internet to uncover the diamonds in the rough, in the form of 50 top-quality typography tutorials, to bring your knowledge and skills up to speed. Get Creative Cloud 3 Simple .htaccess Rules For Better Website Performace .htaccess is the directory-level configuration file that allows us to adjust some sever configurations. Using .htaccess file effectively can increase website performance. In this article, we’ll see some simple rules for .htaccess file, that will make your website load faster! Disable Etags
Store *SOLD OUT- CLICK EACH PORTRAIT TO SEE A LARGER VERSION (if you see nothing click here for an animated gif) It took me a little while but I have finally gotten these portraits done. This is a series of 4 sort-of-blind-contour drawing prints. That means whenever the pen was moving I wasn't looking but I DID look many times to place the pen down on the page in a new (and better) position. I realized this was the only way I could draw a reasonably good portrait. Anyway, I'm pretty happen with the results. 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.
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. Amazing Collection of Typography Here is a slice of some spectacular typography projects done by African digital artists. More Typography You might also like