10 Common Typography Mistakes

September 23, 2009 by Jeremiah

A nice reminder. Study typography and stop its misuse… Yeah YOU!

from The Design Cubicle:

10 Common Typography Mistakes…

from 10 common mistakes

Lettering & Type

September 22, 2009 by Jeremiah

Preview the upcoming book from the awesome PostTypography dudes…

Lettering & Type


(link via @EllenLupton, who contributes to the book as well)

Elephant: The Art & Visual Culture Magazine

September 22, 2009 by Jeremiah

This looks to be beautiful and promising, but if not promising, still beautiful…

elephant cover

Marc Valli, owner of the Magma design bookshops, is to launch a new visual arts and culture magazine called Elephant. Why?

The first issue of Elephant magazine, with design and art direction by Matt Willey of Studio8, will be published in October. We asked editor Marc Valli why Elephant and why now? Read full article on the CRBlog


Talk on Manystuff

September 21, 2009 by Jeremiah

Tell’em what you think of them for their upcoming publication… manystuff.org

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Rolling Stones – ‘In Morocco” BBC Documentary 1989

September 21, 2009 by Jeremiah


The First World Music LP. Read more… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Jones_Presents_the_Pipes_of_Pan_at_Joujouka
Google it hard enough and you will find it.

from a link between @bingaman, @cdschreck, and myself.

Paradigm Shift

September 21, 2009 by Jeremiah

photo by Leslie Speer, IDSA

Some interesting reads from @designresearch regarding the paradigm shift occurring in the way our world works, and what we as designers can/need to do to push forward. What is the new strategy? What does it mean to be a designer now?
Start thinking now: The next decade in Design. Paradigm shift http://i7qi7.tk

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It’s good sometimes to think about more that what typeface and color I’m going to use. As I work daily towards an ever evolving and successful practice, I realize that certain things are necessary for continuous growth: I should always be uncomfortable, (if I am comfortable, I am not learning/progressing). I should follow my intuition, (as I learn more each day, my natural tendencies adapt to my increasing skill level). I should know what’s happening now, not only in design, but in culture. I should cultivate my resources and expand my networks.  And most importantly, I should take breaks, and re-energize the mind.
Are designers losing control of the design process? http://bit.ly/2kSY4s

Check out more informative links http://twitter.com/designresearch

I remember being told that a good designer is a good generalist, acquiring a range of information from many different walks of life, (Knowing something about a lot of things).  On the contrary, is a generalist merely a dabbler or a tourist?


September 18, 2009 by Jeremiah

Great website. Direct. To the point. Just a hint of flavor.
YeahTotes.com, Made by Stephanie Small.
Get yours today, while supplies last.

yeah totes, by stephanie small

from @bingaman

See this Sound

September 18, 2009 by Jeremiah

I wish See This Sound existed two years ago while I was exploring all these topics via regular books. Once all the content is up on this site, this will be a great resource for all the amazing visual music/interactive sound/conceptual scores/ etc… that exist out there. Center for Visual Music is another great resource that I frequent. If you like music/sound and art/visual then dig it now.

thomas wilfred, lumia image from see-this-sound

Arnulf Rainer, image from see-this-sound

small fish, image from see-this-sound

Plural at the AIGA 365/30

September 17, 2009 by Renata

Plural’s web site was selected to be part of the 30th annual 365: AIGA Annual Design Competition.


The exhibition opens to the public on September 18th, and runs through November 25th.

Gallery hours
Monday through Thursday: 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m–5:00 p.m.

The gallery is located at the AIGA National Design Center
164 Fifth Avenue (between 21st and 22nd Streets)
New York.

Traveling exhibition
The exhibition will also be shown from February 11 through March 1, 2010, at Mt. Ida College Gallery in Newton, Massachusetts.

Opening night photo by John Niedermeyer.

Touch my Heart

September 17, 2009 by Jeremiah


An interview Stefan Sagmeister from the DesignTaxiArchive. Always a nice reminder.

TAXI What is the most important thing to you as a designer?

Stefan Sagmeister I am still mostly concerned with design that has the ability to touch the viewers heart. We see so much professionally done and well executed graphic design around us, beautifully illustrated and masterfully photographed, nevertheless, almost all of it leaves me (and I suspect many other viewers) cold. There is just so much fluff: Well produced, tongue in cheek, pretty, fluff.

Nothing that moves you, nothing to think about, some is informing, but still all fluff. Our goal is to touch somebody’s heart with design (so hard to do though).

Read the full interview…