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Axial Layouts

I want to dive into Axial designs—they’re weird, but not THAT weird. Axial designs are right in the middle of the weirdness spectrum. Some of the systems we’ll talk about are really strange—radial, dilational, transitional—and some are pretty normal—grid, bilateral, …

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Design a Dope Resume

Alright, you have a resume, and chances are it looks pretty bad. That’s okay—I don’t blame you—it’s likely you used a template you found online. And who could blame you? You’re not a designer… Well, that’s going out the window …

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TypeCon Font (2015)

TypeCon 2014 was a turning point for me. It was the first time I’d been surrounded by designers, by my people. Constant talk of serifs and styles—of balance and the effect of type on people—of all the nerdy things I …

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Schools teach sh•t typography

School teaches us plenty of useful facts. If it weren’t for school, I wouldn’t be able to multiply; I wouldn’t know how underwhelming Romeo & Juliet is; and I wouldn’t know about the Bay of Pigs. (You mean, we didn’t ruin Cuba’s pork …

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As little design as possible

The goodness of a design is inversely related to the number of elements present. In other words, the more stuff there is, the worse the design. This isn’t a hard-and-fast rule; sometimes extra things add a bit of needed intrigue …