#10: Pull apart the stories you like. What you like in them is a part of you; you’ve got to recognize it before you can use it.
#11: Putting it on paper lets you start fixing it. If it stays in your head, a perfect idea, you’ll never share it with anyone.
Inspired by classic geometry of 1920′s Broadway style fonts, using long exposure photography I set about creating a tool kit of the basic parts of typography. All in all I took around 500 shots of straight lines, circles and semi circles along with some more energetic scribbles and then began to fashion the individual letters by layering up my images. Each letter is completely unique and utilizes, on average, around 11 photographs plus some adjustment layers.
You can find out more about the fireworks display here.
Responsive Typography: The Basics
Some great insights on designing for today’s real-world reading conditions.
The further away you hold the text, the smaller it becomes visually. You need to make the text size bigger the further away the text is read, to compensate for a larger reading distance. How big is, again, a science in itself. If you are inexperienced, a useful trick is to hold a well-printed book at a comfortable reading distance while looking at your website to compare.
Graphic designers without Web design experience are surprised how huge good body text on the web is in comparison to printed matter. Mind you, it’s only big if you compare it side to side, not if you compare it in perspective.
Brooklyn’s own Stephen Meierding takes a studied approach to human kind’s most impressive invention in his short: Bike Sounds.
The Visual Style of The Wire
…Erlend Lavik compares the relatively spare visual style of The Wire with that of other TV programs.
Steve Jobs’ Vision of the World
Your Bag’s Journey On Delta
Watch where your bags go after they pass through those black rubber flaps at the airport. Track your own bag’s journey now using the Delta mobile app.
Building A Better Mountain
Snowboarding legend Travis Rice spent most of his past winters travelling around the globe in the search of the best natural features to perform his breathtaking snowboarding stunts, as one can witness in his latest movie The Art of Flight. For Red Bull Supernatural it was time to switch the strategy and all the preparation and work for this unique snowboarding competition was done during the summer time. The outcome is an ultimate backcountry snowboarding course with more than 100 man-made features located at the Baldface Lodge, Nelson, BC. From February 3-8, 18 of the world’s best snowboarders will be able to ride this dream come true during Red Bull Supernatural…