Monthly Archives: May 2010

the big O mistake

Have you ever noticed in typesetting that the round letters extend slightly above the cap height and below the baseline? There’s a good chance that you haven’t, but there’s a reason for this oversight. The slightly larger letter creates an … Continue reading

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i love u Helvetica…

I recently saw a documentary on the advent of the typeface “Helvetica”, and I was fascinated by it! I have always had a love/hate relationship with Helvetica. In my earlier days as a designer, I viewed this typeface as plain … Continue reading

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typography as art

I have always loved typography, especially when used as art! Yes typography is an art form, but when it’s deliberately used to create a work of art, it’s impact grows tremendously. Unfortunately, the advent of the personal computer along with … Continue reading

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shameless self-promotion!

One of the most difficult design jobs I’ve ever had has been designing my own promotional pieces. I find it very difficult to decide on a visual identity that really fits my style and my design ethic. I can’t count … Continue reading

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