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dafont.com AIGA Design Archives Vignelli Associates (1962-2008) 50 Books/50 Covers of 2010 The 50 best-designed books and book covers published between January 1 and December 31, 2010.View Collection Chermayeff & Geismar (1960-2006) AIGA 365: Design Effectiveness (2011) Push Pin Graphic (1957-1980) 50 Books/50 Covers of 2009 The 50 best-designed books and book covers designed and/or produced in North America between January 1 and December 31, 2009.View Collection 50 Books/50 Covers of 2008 The 50 best-designed books and book covers designed and/or produced between January 1 and December 31, 2008.View Collection Fifty Books of the Year (1930) Communication Graphics (1969) Just Type Work published in 1978-1982 that relies solely on type or handlettering as illustrative elements.View Collection Graphic Explanations: Charts, Diagrams, Graphs and Maps Print charts, diagrams, graphs and maps designed to aid the reader's comprehension of complex information, published in the United States or Canada in 1978-81.View Collection Packaging

Administra tus fuentes de manera simple | Diego Mattei Blog Hace unos días atrás recomendaba un programa para visualizar fuentes debido a la cantidad de consultas sobre como instalarlas en el sistema. Ya en comentarios había explicado que no conviene instalar todas las fuentes que descargamos en nuestro sistema, ya que esto ocasiona una carga lenta en todos los programas. Por qué? Cual es la solución entonces. De estos programas hay muchos, pero hoy les voy a hablar del que utilizo y que me resulta sumamente útil. Explicaré cuatro puntos básicos del programa que creo es mas que suficiente para trabajar con él. 1º. 2º. 3º. 4º. Como ven, el sistema es muy sencillo y de extrema utilidad, ayudándonos en la selección de la mejor tipografía para nuestro trabajo y evitar cargar la PC de fuentes que no nos serán necesarias. Descarga | The Font Thing (1.10 Mb) Enlace | Sue Fisher – The Font Thing Artículos Relacionados

Guida per designer alla sezione aurea - Grafigata! Hai mai sentito parlare della sezione aurea? Vuoi sapere perché è qualcosa che ogni designer dovrebbe conoscere ed utilizzare? Questo articolo vuole essere una guida completa e definitiva a uno dei più potenti strumenti di ogni buon designer. Ti spiegherò che cos’è la sezione aurea, da dove cavolo spunta fuori e, soprattutto, come usarla per la grafica e il design attraverso esempi, esperienze, consigli e risorse. Ok, sei pronto? Come avrai capito, questo articolo parla di quel particolare rapporto matematico che prende il nome di Sezione aurea ma anche di Rapporto aureo (in inglese Golden ratio, il nome più comune), Numero aureo, Costante di Fidia e addirittura Proporzione divina. Si, ok, Lorenzo, mi fa piacere questo sfoggio di sinonimi però arriviamo al dunque, che diavolo è sta sezione aurea?? Il mio alter ego ha pienamente ragione, non perdiamo tempo e diamo un po’ di informazioni importanti. Che cos’è la sezione aurea? Ma cosa rende così speciale la sezione aurea? In natura Perché?

Test Your Font - Free Downloadable Fonts. Hand-Selected! 15 descriptive design words you should know Designers tend to pride themselves on being “visually oriented” — and rightly so. That need not mean that you’re clumsy with words, however. Being able to verbally describe your work to a client throughout the feedback process is an indispensable skill. Contour Picasso’s famous contour drawing of Igor Stravinsky Basically another word for outline, but with a slightly more nuanced meaning. Curvilinear Curvilinear patterns on a Gothic cathedral window Where a lay person says “curvy” or perhaps “flowy,” an artist says curvilinear — a reference to a shape bounded by curved rather than straight lines. Flush An example of text that is flush left, ragged right No, not as in “Royal” or “the toilet.” Gestalt This image illustrates a principle of gestalt psychology: we perceive a whole (a cube seen through holes) rather than a group of parts (8 circles with Y shapes in them). Kerned Three different kernings of the word “WAR” in Clarendon typeface Kerning is key for typography lovers. Monochrome Motif Muted

85+ Free Killer Resources Every Designer Should Know What makes a web-designer a great web-designer? Guts and information – and bit of talent. All designers have to defeat the same monsters. Inspiration blocks;Lack of material, like and unvectorized logo;Poor quality images or their non-existence;Low or no budget;Unhelpful clients; May I continue? Well the good news is that you just need courage to persist and the light of information to scare those monsters away. You got the courage. Here I’ll give the info that could take you ages to find by yourself or another designer to tell (maybe because of lack of time or selfishness). Images It is 3 AM; you are pretty tired, your stomach can’t bear another dose of caffeine and you still need that Pretty Business type picture to use in your project, but you don’t have the budget to afford a stock image from gettyimage. Now you will spend until 4AM trying to decide which photo to use. www.sxc.hu More great sites : flickr.com/creativecommons/ commons.wikimedia.org Wikimedia imagesearch in 64 categories. Fonts

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