Tag: TYPOGRAPHY

Readings for Lunch — [ 13 Dec 2017 ]

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A crashed advertisement reveals the code of the facial recognition system used by a pizza shop in Oslo… (source)

TYPOGRAPHY

The story of Oi!

The story of the design of two typefaces, started to highlight the perception of "public" and "private", and how one of these evolved in a boooooold project.

SCIENCE

Dark Matter Winners And Losers In The Aftermath Of LIGO

Back in 2015, the dark matter situation was pretty straightforward. All of that changed now, with the announced detection of gravitational waves, courtesy of merging black holes and neutron star pairs.

Readings for Lunch — [ 08 Aug 2017 ]

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"Study of a Bull" by Picasso – (source)

TYPOGRAPHY

Two Types: The Faces of Britain

The story of two of Britain's most iconic typefaces – Johnston and Gill Sans – in this amazing documentary. (I don't know if it's visible outside UK, sorry if it's not).

ART

The Picasso You Didn't Know

Pablo Picasso's work as illustrator and designer is often little known. But his artistic talent in these fields was not less than in painting and sculpture.

Readings for Lunch — [ 02 May 2017 ]

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View of the Theâtre du Châtelet by Maximilian Luce (source)

ADVERTISING

How Dove Is 'Hacking' Photography to Change the Way Advertising Depicts Women

Via Noemi Mancini <3
How Dove is hacking the system from within: "We can achieve gender equality also forcing the advertising industry to change and replace old offensive stereotypes."

TYPOGRAPHY

Organizing the World of Fonts with AI

How IDEO created a quick experiment to inspire designers. (Here the link to the project, but first read the article to understand how they have built it, very interesting).

Readings for Lunch — [ 14 Sep 2016 ]

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Humans vs. algorithms (source)

TYPOGRAPHY

Variable Fonts

This is big! Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Adobe have joined the forces to create a new kind of font. A variable font is, as John Hudson put it, “a single font file that behaves like multiple fonts”. I already see people getting crazy at tweaking a design changing font weight with a slider.

AI

WaveNet: A Generative Model for Raw Audio

Wavenets are bringing us closer to natural-sounding machines? Will they be able to generate speech which mimics any human voice and which sounds more natural than the best existing text-to-speech systems?

Readings for Lunch — [ 13 Sep 2016 ]

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The night is bright, for the Badoo Mobile Web team. (source)

TYPOGRAPHY

The History and Usage of Common Symbols

What is the "& symbol? And where it comes from? And the "@"? And what about the "#" one? Here some answers.

DESIGN SYSTEMS

Recent Trends in Naming Things in Design Libraries

Nathan Curtis' talk was one of the most interesting talks yesterday at Smashing Conf Freiburg (slides here). He shared a link to this very spot-on article, about naming strategies in pattern libraries (in short: "Everything is a component").

Readings for Lunch — [ 02 Oct 2015 ]

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TYPOGRAPHY

Kerning 2015 – Videos

All the Kerning conference videos have been published online. I have chosen this talk by Oliver Reichenstein about “Architecting Information” for you 🙂

TOOLS

Folio

Folio is a simple version control app for designers, based on Git. No more files called "homepage_final_last_to-print-02".

Readings for Lunch — [ 28 Apr 2015 ]

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(source)

TYPOGRAPHY

Cameron Moll on Proxima Nova

"A brief visual history of Mark Simonson’s iconic typeface, a few of his thoughts, and my encounters with it along the way." Cameron Moll, on one of the most used typeface in the last years.

TOOLS

thefuck

You know when you type something wrong in the console, and you have to re-type it, losing your precious time? Well, this smart app corrects your previous command, "magically".

Readings for Lunch — [ 17 Feb 2015 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
Apparently transparent – Have a look at this incredible experiment done only with CSS and one single image (a modern browser is required).

INTERVIEW

Defining Moments In My Career

She is Claudia Romano, and together with Sebastiano Guerriero is probably one of the rising stars of the front-end scene (have a look at their Codyhouse experiments, to see what they can do).

TYPOGRAPHY

Recovering the Doves Type

In 1916, the Doves Type was seemingly lost forever after it was thrown into the River Thames.
Almost 100 years later, designer Robert Green has recovered 150 pieces from their watery grave…