10 4 / 2014

artbycarolina:

So you started with thumbnails, worked those into roughs, picked your favorite one and refined that into a tight sketch. You have your composition as close to done as you can get it. You got rid of any design kinks and you feel ready to move on to the final rendering stage. Now what?

You may or…

08 4 / 2014

I find it very interesting that this poster would lose most of its value if the name Milton Glaser was not associated with the illustration or if it came out that it wasn’t Milton himself who made it. 

I find it very interesting that this poster would lose most of its value if the name Milton Glaser was not associated with the illustration or if it came out that it wasn’t Milton himself who made it. 

20 3 / 2014

artbycarolina:

My process before going to art school consisted of two steps: draw it then color it. I’d start with the idea I had in my head, draw it as best as I could, then color it. But when it came to drawing things with backgrounds and other elements in them, it was overwhelmingly difficult to get a good…

Process makes perfect!!

16 3 / 2014

betype:

La Chic by Cultivated Mind.

The La Chic family comes loaded with an extended character set of 575 glyphs covering a range of languages and alternate versions of letterforms for display use.

La Chic’s Ligature feature comes with the standard fi and fl ligatures, as well as ff, ffi and ffl ligatures.

La Chic Pro’s Stylistic Alternates feature adds a little more flair to the mix with mildly flourished Capitals, scripted so that when typeset in all caps, only the first Capital will be flourished to preserve readability and avoid unsightly collisions.

La Chic Pro’s Stylistic Alternates feature also includes automatic Initial & Final lowercase letterforms that will automatically swap to avoid any letter collisions as you type.

La Chic’s Swash Alternates feature takes the flair even further with elegantly flourishing Capitals, also scripted so that when typeset in all caps, only the first Capital will be flourished to preserve readability and avoid unsightly collisions. The complete lowercase is also substituted for a flourishing lowercase set.

By enabling BOTH the Stylistic Alternates and Swashes features, automatic Initial & Final lowercase letterforms that will automatically swap to avoid any letter collisions as you type including the flourishing swashes lowercase.

http://myfonts.us/FizgQX

15 3 / 2014

karenhurley:

Font Men

You may not have heard of Jonathan Hoefler or Tobias Frere-Jones but you’ve seen their work. Before their recent split, they collectively ran the most successful and well respected type design studio in the world, creating fonts used by everyone from the Wall Street Journal to the President of the United States.

Worth the watch.

(Source: escapekit)

15 3 / 2014

creativemornings:

"We believe that once an idea is put out into the world, it doesn’t really belong to you any more." 
— YACHT

Watch the talk. →

creativemornings:

"We believe that once an idea is put out into the world, it doesn’t really belong to you any more."
— YACHT

Watch the talk. →

15 3 / 2014

"Which do you want: the pain of staying where you are, or the pain of growth?"

Judith Hanson Lasater  (via cultivate-solitude)

(Source: alllways, via thesaxgrad)

15 3 / 2014

trendgraphy:

I Heart Design: Remarkable Graphic Design Selected by Designers, Illustrators, and Critics.

I Heart Design is a collection of “favorite” designs as selected by 80 prominent graphic designers, typographers, teachers, scholars, writers and design impresarios. Designers have preferences, like modern over postmodern, serif over sans serif, decorative over minimal, but designers could not be engaged in design practice if they did not love design. The reasons for such a charged emotion varies from individual to individual, but there are certain commonalities regarding form, function, outcome, and more. Design triggers something in all of us that may be solely aesthetic or decidedly content-driven, but in the final analysis, we are drawn to it through the heart.

Designs featured include the iconic CBS eye, the stark Kodak identity, the Coca-Cola bottle, and, of course, The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers album cover.

Get it here:http://amzn.to/1nWgm7Q

14 3 / 2014

creativemornings:

We love this print by Lisa Congdon, past CreativeMornings/SanFrancisco speaker.

creativemornings:

We love this print by Lisa Congdon, past CreativeMornings/SanFrancisco speaker.

13 3 / 2014

artbycarolina:

As I get closer to graduating from art school, I’m thinking more and more about the way I felt and thought about art education before I entered college. I think of all the things I’ve learned and how much of them came from teachers and how much of them came from my own initiative and…