100 best Typefaces of all times For decades, the DIN typeface was considered to be a fatherless creation, the product of a government authority. But research by Albert-Jan Pool, designer of the FF DIN, has shown that from 1925, the Siemens engineer Ludwig Goller (1884–1964) was responsible, as chairman of the DIN committee for design, for the development of the typeface DIN 1451. Following his publication Normschriften (“Standard Typefaces”) in 1936, it became the prescribed typeface for German street and house-number signage. Siemens began using it in its company logo that same year. In 1926, the idea of constructing a typeface was not new. Vitesse, a snazzy slab serif font from Hoefler & Frere-Jones, can best be compared to a typographic sports car: Instead of using the rounded rectangle as a motif, the strategy we devised for Vitesse was to use a more sophisticated shape as its central theme: a modified rectangle with flat surfaces above and below, gently curved sides, and quick turns at the corners. The complexity of these ingredients allows Vitesse to escape the grid when necessary, helping to preserve both the natural poise of intricate letters, and the typeface’s personality throughout its complete range of styles.
Dalek Amigurumi Crochet Pattern By Lucy Ravenscar These are instructions to make a classic 1970s grey and black Dalek or a bronze and gold new series Dalek. They are quite complicated, using different stitches and some difficult colour changes, so this pattern is recommended for fairly experienced amigurumi crocheters. Materials: Use double knitting (dk) weight yarn. DownloadHelper - Video download browser extension ConversionADP aggregation Remember you get the most out of Video DownloadHelper by registering a license Vidine Manage your collections of downloaded videos with thumbnails and metadata Kiva 708 Video DownloadHelper users lent $72150 to real people 2115 projects. Video DownloadHelper is also available for Chrome On March 24th, YouTube made some changes causing Video DownloadHelper not to recognize some videos when logged in.
26 Best Free Handwritten Fonts Mostly people are using stylish and modern fonts in design work and often miss out the handwritten fonts, I particularly like to use handwritten fonts to highlight significant items in screen captures. These handwritten fonts are drawn using any kind of writing instrument like pen, pencil, felt marker, brush, etc. Typography is the very import part of any design project and Free Fonts has always been a fundamental aspect of stylish headlines, typography and poster design, but many designers are now making type the centerpiece of their designs. 12 Hand Written Fonts for Designers There’s something incredibly sweet and almost romantic about using a handwritten font for design projects. Handwritten fonts add an extra ounce of personality, and give me a feeling similar similar to a homemade apple pie from my mother that would be waiting for me when I came home to after school. There are a variety of decorative fonts and script fonts that are commonly used for design projects like wedding invitations, greeting cards, paper projects, graphic design projects, and web design, but today I wanted to showcase handmade fonts because of their ability to elicit emotions with people. You feel an instant connection with a design that features handmade elements, simply because they are something we, as humans, can relate to. We like things that feel real to us, that we’ve experienced or seen in real life. With advances in technology and the world constantly changing around us, sometimes it’s nice to be reminded of home even if its only in the form of something “handwritten”.
Comenia At first glance, Comenia doesn’t look all too extraordinary. Just another superfamily, one could think. Well, its character might be neither fancy nor eye-catching, but then, that is exactly what one is avoiding in this kind of type design. Rather, it’s about serving a specific purpose. Doctor Who Crochet: Allons-y with 10 Free Patterns! My sister, my daughter, my friends – Doctor Who fanatics are everywhere, and it’s a fandom that’s growing every year. I’ll admit I’ve watched rather a few episodes myself. This BBC show has been on (and off… and on) since 1963, and appeals to children and adults alike.
Conversion des couleurs RAL Pantone hexadecimal How to convert the RAL colours to use Photoshop or Illustrator Converting the RAL colour scheme into Pantone, CMYK and RGB hex code. One of the companies I work with, near Dijon in France, uses only RAL colours with their clients. However RAL is not designed to be easily represented on monitor screens and many graphic programs have no built in capabilities for RAL. You can see examples of publicity signs and neon lights which I’ve designed for one of the companies that I work with on a freelance basis.
45 Best Free Design Apps In a previous post I gave you a list of 85+ Free Killer Resources Every Designer Should Know, which had a great response. Now, in the same line, I have brought together 45 Freeware Design Programs among literally thousands and thousands. It was a great quest, and it was worth it. No, it won’t replace your fancy CS3, nor Flash, nor 3D Studio Max. (Remember, we are getting something for nothing here. :) Some of them are pretty decent alternatives, not only for those who are not willing to spend the big bucks, but also for those who need some specific tasks done, like resizing a batch of picture without needing to run the almighty Photoshop. 25 Mid Century Swiss Package Designs The Swiss Style also known and accepted as International Style made its way through Europe, and around the globe in the 1950s and reached its height of population in the 1960s-1970s. Its influence long lasted the period it defines. This week The Dieline pays trubute to the country that started it all and shine the light on 25 Mid Century Packaging from Switzerland.
30 Brilliant Typefaces For Corporate Design Designing a beautiful, legible typeface is hard work and takes time and patience. The type family has to convey a message clearly and effectively, regardless of the setting in which it is used. Of course, thousands of freely available fonts are out there, and some free fonts are very impressive1. Yet only a few free fonts manage to beat the look and feel of a carefully designed professional typeface, one that has been painstakingly developed over years with a close attention to tiny details.