Typography can be defined as the art and science of arranging words on a page. This is, of course, true, but completely insufficient in order to understand the complex subtleties of the field, as is always the case with short definitions. Rather than deal with this short and insufficient definition, let’s take a look at what typography does. It sets words on a page. This is true of all writing. Therefore, all writing is typography. But typography does so much more than that. Good type can, like inflexions of the voice and body language, communicate so much more than the mere words it contains.
Design is a very large field. It ranges from illustration and other types of graphic design, to web design and to product design. Product design is, possibly, the most challenging aspect of design. It combines art, technology and usability in order to create new products that people can actually use and that they will find useful.
When building web pages, designers usually focus on the things that you can see in the design, what they perceive as active elements: fonts, colors, images, text, menus and so on. Unfortunately, white space is not usually perceived as one of these elements. And that’s really a shame, because white space is one of the most useful weapons you have in your web design arsenal.
Being a graphic designer is a full time job. You never know when inspiration strikes and it’s important to be able to capture the right image at the right time as well as edit it. That’s why mobile apps are so important. With iPhone and Android, you can get a lot done on the go, on a simple, portable device. That’s why we’ve put together this list of our top 25 favorite mobile graphic design apps for both Android and iPhone.
Frida Kahlo was one of the most influential painters of the 20th century. She was born in 1907 and died in 1954. She lived and died in Mexico City and is one of the emblematic artists of Mexican national and indigenous tradition as well as one of the most important feminist artists of the 20th century.
Character design is a tricky thing to master. It’s one of those tasks that seem very simple when you look at them from afar and that turn out to be quite more difficult when you try your hand out at them for the first time. So you have the blank canvas in front of you, and you want to create a great character. How do you go about doing that? It it’s your first time doing that, you probably have no idea where to get started. Don’t worry, though. Help is here!
If you work in web design, you know perfectly well that your work is a lot easier when you’ve got a fresh supply of design resources and design inspiration to get you through the day. That’s why freebies are so important. No matter what you’re working on, odds are you can find exactly what you need to get started somewhere online so you don’t have to do a lot of extra work.
In order to have a great design, you need to have great typography. That is a fact. Different fonts say different things about the copy that they’re showcasing: imagine reading an obituary written in Comic Sans MS – that’s just flat out ridiculous and kind of sad (but, unfortunately, not the kind of sad the text was going for). Of course, Comic Sans is kind of a joke in the design industry by now, but the point remains the same: the font you choose can add to the impact of your copy, but it can also subtract from it.
Everyone wants to be more creative. No matter what for, whether it’s your job that requires it or you just think being creative makes you a better person, creativity is an issue that’s been discussed quite a lot in the past century. The content around us has expanded and diversified so much that it can sometimes be overwhelming. Sometimes the only thought that comes to mind is “What could I possibly do, say or make something in any way relevant without it being a copy of things someone has already done?”