20 Fuentes Serif As I’ve mentioned, I’m a huge fan of type. So much so, my family and loved ones are pretty sick of font talk by now :) There are tons of fonts out there, and many many good ones that often go overlooked. With the surge of "Coolest Grunge Fonts" post, etc, I wanted to do something different. These are all (in my opinion) beautiful, elegant serif fonts. They are all free, though the licensing are different from font to font, so make sure you check the info page for information. 30 Most Incredible Textures for Vintage Style Design One of the most important aspects of a good vintage style design is the use of authentic looking textures. Since most of you probably don’t have time to browse the local antique shop, and your grandmother’s attic is miles away, we’ve put together a list of some of the best vintage textures we have ever seen. All of these are free, but make sure to read the terms before using. You are sure to find a use for these textures, but if you want more, check out the best texture packs from 2008. Vintage XIII
Axis Maps Company - Cartography. Visualization. Design. Axis Maps was formed in 2006 by 3 graduate students finishing their advanced degrees in Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Having originally entered grad school to study traditional print cartography and GIS, we quickly became engaged with the rapidly changing field of interactive mapping. Google Maps had launched the previous spring, while more and more internet users were growing accustomed to having interactive maps as a part of their online lives. However, we were surprised to see that the cartographic fundamentals and traditions we had been studying were falling by the wayside. Instead, these new maps focused on the technical aspects of delivering geographic content over the web rather than clear communication through cartographic design. We formed Axis Maps to bring Cartography to what was becoming a technical field.
Adobe Edge Reflow - Aaron Shekey Reflow is a design tool for the web. It offers traditional, visual tools for laying things out on a fluid canvas. Its canvas just happens to be the browser. Reflow, like most apps, started as a sketch. Styles, Weights, Widths — It’s All in the (Type) Family In a previous Type Basics piece we examined the difference between a typeface and a font. Both terms refer to a single manifestation of type. In this episode we look at how individual typefaces/fonts relate to each other.
Basic Mapping Principles for Visualizing Cancer Data Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - American Journal of Preventive Medicine Figure 3 An example screen from ColorBrewer.org, an online tool offering color specifications for each color in schemes suited for thematic maps. Color schemes are grouped into sequential, diverging, and qualitative sets. Figure 4 Example diverging schemes. Template Shortcodes - DreamCodes Framework v1.25 Shortcodes are pre-defined HTML/CSS codes. By adding a few line lines of codes to your webpages you can embed YouTube videos, add clickable buttons, twitter feeds or stylize your HTML tables! These are just some of the 1500+ shortcode functions available in the DreamCodes HTML Framework.
Asian Fonts Fonts » Asian Free Fonts Download » (539) Select page:  2345... Customize preview 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.
Free Vintage Printables - Vanentine's Day My next set of Easter tags features darling Vintage Bunnies :-) I know there has been a lot of tags lately, but I’ve been saving up ideas, I hope you are still in the mood for more…: Again, no Easter greeting on these, but you can use my round badge like I suggested yesterday: Print a sheet of round badges “A Joyful Easter” from my earlier post, and tie a badge together with the tag with ribbon or string :-) This is how I make most of my tags, you are of course free to make them in any way you prefer:
Subtleties of Color: The “Perfect” Palette About a year ago, we published a blog post framed as a letter to NASA , asking them to stop using rainbow color scales. The post was written out of a general frustration with rainbow color scales, but especially out of seeing field experts and leaders, like NASA, using a perceptually incorrect color scale. We weren’t alone. Robert Simmon from NASA’s Earth Observatory has been crusading for the same changes. He’s made great progress, and as a continuation of that, he’s responding to our “letter” with a brilliant series of blog posts on proper use of colors and color scales. Despite the near-ubiquity of the rainbow palette—which distorts patterns in the underlying data—the basics of using color to represent numerical data are well-established.