Anonymous said: What are some good typography books for beginners?
I was about to reply but actually…there is a tumblr about that:
And is pretty accurate with the reviews and recommendations.
With so many amazing typefaces out there it is easy to lose hours exploring and pairing fonts to get the perfect design. The Big Book of Font Combinations changes all that.
This amazing resource streamlines your research by putting a working historical record of the most incredibly influential typefaces in graphic design history in your hands. This endlessly inspiring and time saving guide has been compiled by expert font lovers to help professional designers, students and hobbyists dig deep and discover great looking combinations of typefaces and fonts for any design projects.
Use the font combination examples from the BBOFC in your next project, or use them as a jumping off place to think about fonts in a new way. However you use it, this essential guide is bound to become your constant companion on your design journey.
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Simply put. It’s font-tastic!
Get it here: http://bit.ly/1nTCejS
The people of Skillshare give me a gift card of $25 for you guys.
Skillshare is a place where you can find awesome courses and there’s a lot of classes about typography and lettering, learning about fonts, and more. You can win a $25 dollars gift card by reblog this image. I will choose a random person in the notes and he/she will win the gift card. (If you don’t like typography you can spend it on any class that you like).
I will decide the winner tomorrow at 10:00pm Eastern Time.
By the way you can follow skillshare on tumblr too: http://blog.skillshare.com/
Reblog! Guys do it. Skillshare is great!
DB: do you think it’s important for a graphic designer to be able to draw?
IA: it depends what you mean by ‘draw’. I used to say I couldn’t draw — but anyone who can make a mark and know why they’re making it can draw. do I think its important for a graphic designer to be able to draw well in the traditional sense? no. I think its important for a creative to be able to listen to a question, analyze what is being asked, understand the problem and know how to communicate the solution to the appropriate audience.
be content, not sad and bitter/follow typographie on twitter!
A good point of view on the question of whether or not a Designer should be able to draw.
Just wondering how schools going on without me?
Anyone met the new D2 Prof/T.A.?
I miss you all like CRAZY.
youngadvocate said: I was wondering if you could give me like in your opinion the better school. Sheridan or University of Toronto? I like both, I want to get into digital media/interactive design.
Hey! Sorry - I have no idea when you sent this message, and I just saw it now so forgive me if this is a late response!!
I would say that they are both amazing schools but with one being a University and the other a College they teach and accomplish very different things.
UofT is far more theory and research based learning, the professors are generally amazing and if you’re willing to put in the effort you can learn about amazing things both historical and current.
Sheridan is more practise based and you do a lot of actual studio work and advance your skills and knowledge by doing rather than reading. (although there’s reading involved as well)
The great thing about the Art and Art History program is that it combines these two schools and two strengths into one big awesome program where you can learn the more book smart related things at UofT and you have the opportunity to study all of the wild and wondrous things that a world class university has to offer. Then you can turn around and really make your own art, and find your voice as an artist/designer/photographer/whatever while advancing your skills in a wide range of mediums at Sheridan.
All this being said - if you’re more interested in digital media/interactive design, you may be better off finding the appropriate program at Sheridan which would teach you the exact skills necessary for that vocation, because the A/AH joint program wouldn’t necessarily provide that for you. It would definitely give you an in, and a place to start while also giving you a more well rounded education, but the particulars would have to be self taught or guided by a specific professor outside of class. There are no interactive design classes in A/AH (which is obviously where my expertise lies). The design classes in A/AH are programmed to teach design to artists and often produce some phenomenal designers because of that artistic conceptual background, but it’s generally not quite the same as digital media or interactive design.
I hope I’ve answered your question, and not confused you, and not been so friggin’ late with an answer that it doesn’t even matter any more. But honestly both are GREAT schools… that’s why I chose both.
If you want to learn all the rules of typography from the very basics buy the book here: http://amzn.to/1a4WZGg
Types of Type.
This is a great book. Get it if you don’t have it already!
So I just realised it’s school time again for those of you who haven’t graduated yet!
This will be the first time in 6 years (well, 20 years really… woah) that I’m not going back to the school life in any capacity. Last year I was a graduate and had no classes of my own, but I was fortunate enough to still be the Faithful T.A and go hangout with you fine people once a week. But not this year.’
As you may or may not know, El Teach won’t be teaching this year, she’s off being amazing up in farm country and running her own organic farm. I think it goes without saying that she’s clearly the coolest person on the planet.
As for me I’m hauling my butt and my cat and the rest of my worldly possessions off to Halifax, NS. So wish me luck! (I may need it - no job yet!)
I’ll still be around on here posting things I find. And if you know of any new D2’s or old D2’s or non D2’s who might be interested, feel free to sstill point them this way. Who knows, my good taste might rub off on all y’all. ;)
The original point of this post was actually to bring your attention to the new Links and Resources page at the top. It’s got a bunch of links to design blogs and other stuff. I’ll add to it with new stuff as it comes up.
MISS YOU GUYS! Have a great year!
Go check it out. It’s pretttttty cool right now, and I’m betting it’s only going to get cooler.
Because, duh.. DVS.
Also - Duh - DVS is run by some pretty stellar D2 Alumns.
THE TOWN OF YORK
Toronto neighbourhood sigils
Guys - D2 Alumn Josh Duchesne has made these CRAZY cool GoT inspired Toronto neighbourhood sigil posters. He was selling them at Fan Expo and now you can buy them online.
I’m buying one, and it is gonna be great.