The following infographic was created for graphic designers who wanted to get better at what they do. Smartpress surveyed over 30 of the leading designers in the online community and asked the most commonly asked questions related to design. The following information will help guide you through the process of taking your design skills to the next level. Read more
The right typeface is often the key to a great logo, graphic or web design. But there’s much confusion and misinformation about typefaces, fonts and the law.
Many people (including myself) do not understand the law governing the use of typefaces and fonts. Others incorrectly assume that they can freely use any typeface or font for any project. Under United States law, typeface designs are not subject to copyright. However, novel and non-obvious typeface designs are subject to protection by design patents.
Ever think what fonts people use most? Well, the point of the following video is, what fonts irritate people the most and how they make you look stupid. Before you click through, just imagine the fonts that you don’t want to see ever again, your guess might just be right! Read more
There is not one person I know who hates opening consumer packaging more than my fiancée – and I hear about it. “What the F! Why won’t this thing…? Seriously, who designed this? AHHH! Can you open this for me?” Then I get the look, like I am the one who made it that hard to open. I always say that it wasn’t me who designed it. I wouldn’t have made it that difficult to open.
But, the truth is, I would – and I have.
I have recently stumbled upon this great book from a recent post by my friend Meagan. It made me start thinking about how typography has become a very confusing subject for designers the last couple of years. So many fonts, so little time. Here is a great book by Studio 3 that breaks down typography letter by letter in a fun way. Read more