Archive for category Interesting
Today we’re sharing a marketing study for Twitter. Twitter can be a great & effective tool for businesses if it’s only used properly. Hopefully this review will get you on the right track.
For a more in depth look, you can also download the full report.
“Perhaps fifty per cent of the character and integrity of a printed page lies in its letterforms. Much of the other fifty per cent resides in its margins.” — Robert Bringhurst
I recently read an article over at I Love Typography that compares margins in books of old to the more commonly small margined & mass produced books of today.
There are definitely benefits to our new, smaller margined pages – thinner books & less paper used being a big factor. The practical aside, however – because after all, if we were really concerned about saving space & paper, we would just download a book to our iPad – but to me, there is still something about picking up an old, musty smelling book with beautifully wide margins somehow makes the reading experience, just a little bit better.
Any thoughts on this? You can read the article here & let me know what you think!
An up & coming app for your iPhone or iTouch - Fontli is the new Instagram for type lovers. It functions nearly the same, with a news feed, page for popular images, a picture feed for friends & the ability to share images on both Facebook & Twitter. Users also have the ability, however, to tag typefaces & add fonts as favorites.
Fontli is still a work in progress. We think it will, hopefully, only improve over time as more type loving folks download the app & begin uploading photos.
And did we mention its free???
You can check it out at www.fontli.com
Luci Everett & Amy Borrell – two graphic designers, started a blog project called “We Make Words”- photographing words made by little bits & pieces of pretty much anything. So far they have created over sixty seven words that you can see on their website wemakewords.blogspot.com.
It’s a curiously simple & still clever idea. It makes you want to try your hand at a few yourself, doesn’t it?
The digital revolution of the past ten years has given us opportunities like never before to unleash creativity – but does that opportunity really make our art, music & film better?
This & more is discussed in PressPausePlay. An inspiring documentary you can now watch in its entirety, on vimeo.
And other things we have been liking the past few weeks…enjoy!
by Jay Fleck
by Nicholas Stevenson - a logo for the band Foxx Bandits
this free font – as well as a list of others collected by smashing magazine.