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TypeCon 2016 Talk

Hey, I just spoke at TypeCon, and initial reviews are positive! 🙂 Someone asked if my slides were available online, and… well… I had to say no. But I’m putting them up so now I don’t have to say no! …

4 Typographic Styles in 15 minutes

This week, rather than going over some high-level concept or very specific tool (like Kerning) I’m going to show you how to do make 4 very specific things. These styles are very in right now. Here are the styles you’ll …

How to become the Batman of Design

If you’ve seen any Batman movie—and I mean, any of them, including those awful George Clooney films—then you know that he has no real powers. Bruce Wayne’s only special assets are his knowledge, determination, and (most importantly) his utility belt. …

Helvetica is good but overused

Helvetica is one of the world’s most popular typefaces; you’ve probably already seen it multiple times today. It’s a Neo-Grotesque typeface, based largely on Akzidenz-Grotesk, my favorite typeface. Characterized by horizontal and vertical ends on all of its strokes and …