Peeks into Designing Fonts

Wonderfull sketches from the font foundry, Playtype, illustrate the intricate, detailed studies that are part of the process of creating fonts.

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Stone Alphabet gets Digitized

Digital Alphabet in Stone – Dom Hans van der Laan/Autobahn 2011 from autobahn on Vimeo.

A alphabet used by stone masons in a German Abbey undergoes digitization, providing more flexibility to the masons that use it, and historical preservation to a typographic history. 

Ed Jacobs: Design Process Is No Substitute for Good Ideas

Ed Jacobs | Design Process from Confederate Motors, Inc. on Vimeo.

 

While recognizing the “Design Process” for its value, Ed Jacobs underscores the importance of a good, new, and intuitive idea as the foundation for any creation. Design process, in other words, can sometimes be a crutch for cookie-cutter ideas that lack a concept and the vibrancy that can move the end-users or audience.

Peek into a Design’s Layers

It can be challenging for designers to communicate to non-designers the amount of work that can go into a good design. This peek into an event poster design is a great opportunity to illustrate part of the design process.

Designer Shelby White, aka Wanken, has generously shared a screen shot, or more aptly, the many screen shots that it took to show the number of layers in the file: 90 layers. File size: 618MB.