Summertime reading book list
If you want to learn more about typefaces, graphic design and embrace your inner font nerd, here is a short book list to get you started: Just My Type by Simon Garfield. Find out how Helvetica and Comic Sans took over the world. Branding with Type, EM Ginger editor. This book will entertain and remind you […]
Helvetica – the Movie
If you want a great summer movie, watch Helvetica, the documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture. I assure you, even if you are not a graphic designer, you will have your eyes opened by this film.
I recently reread Homer’s Odyssey and was intrigued to find out that the first printed edition, issued in Florence in 1488, was composed in type that imitated contemporary Greek handwriting, with all its complicated ligatures and abbreviations. Early printers tried to make their books look like handwritten manuscripts because printed books were regarded as vulgar and inferior […]
I love to travel, and I find the joy is in the planning and researching for the upcoming trip. I am a self-confessed guidebook junkie – I get as many as I can from the library to do the initial research and then decide on which to purchase. Easy. As a graphic designer with one […]