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Free Typography Wallpaper

August 3, 2011

I haven’t posted anything in a while, so I thought I might just dish out some free swag. Here’s a cool wallpaper I made for my iMac – the resolution is 1920 x 1200 but you can email me if you want it in another size. I can’t take credit for everything, I snagged the [...]

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Free High-Res Textures for Photoshop

June 1, 2011

As you have probably noticed, one of the break-out styles in web (and print) design throughout 2009 was the “Grunge” look. Less structured looking, chaotic and textured elements strewn about a web page to create the sense of a grungy or dirty look. Ranging from a desk scene, with coffee stains and paper clips lining [...]

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Herb Lubalin – The Clint Eastwood of Typography

February 24, 2009

If you are going to school for design, or thinking about going to school for design, one person’s work who you absolutely have to see is Herb Lubalin. Known by many as the most influential designer of the twentieth century, Lubalin made so many amazing pieces, it is hard to contemplate where he found the [...]

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A Typographical History – Flash Application

January 31, 2009

So my last semester in college has finally arrived, and along with it comes the semester long senior project. Every student expecting to graduate must propose a project that solves some sort of problem in his/her field, be it graphic design, illustration, etc. Once the proposal has been reviewed and accepted, the student must complete [...]

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Simple Flash Buttons with ActionScript 3.0

January 30, 2009

This post will tell you how to create a simple button that can jump to another frame in Adobe Flash using ActionScript 3.0. I’m fairly new to ActionScript, however I have found this function quite useful in my own projects thus far. It will be easiest if you begin with a new file, and set [...]

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The Golden Section (Cont.)

January 17, 2009

I realized that in my previous post about the Golden Section, I explained how to create one but I had not shown the principle in action. Someone had read the post and was wondering how the Golden Rectangle would be used for a page layout so here it is. I have taken an example of my [...]

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The Golden Section

December 28, 2008

Today I want to talk about the “Golden Section”. In the visual arts this term can come up quite frequently, and design is no exception. The golden Section is a rectangle which has a length and width proportional to 1:1.618. The golden rectangle has appeared in numerous works of art throughout history, originating in ancient [...]

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