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Type Trumps

Type Trumps

Category: Design / Typography, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Meave
Posted: Aug 14th 2012
No. of comments: 1

  Do you know your Helvetica from your Arial? Based on the classic game of one-upmanship, this deck of cards by Rick Banks of Face37 is aimed at all you font nerds, design hipsters and typeface freaks because it celebrates the joy of typ...

Spencer Harrison

Spencer Harrison

Category: Resources / Reference,

Posted by: Meave
Posted: Jul 24th 2012
No. of comments: 0

We were lucky enough to have the very talented Spencer Harrison in to chat with us this week. He has kindly put together some really great links and resources for Design Students on his blog HERE. Check out his work at ...

Adobe Creative Suite Shortcut Wallpapers

Adobe Creative Suite Shortcut Wallpapers

Category: Resources / Educational, Resources / Reference, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Jul 8th 2012
No. of comments: 0

Now this is a seriously handy resource - a new series of wallpapers with keyboard shortcuts to your favourite Adobe programs! ...

TK Type's FF Chartwell font

TK Type's FF Chartwell font

Category: Design / Typography,

Posted by: Dailey
Posted: Jun 19th 2012
No. of comments: 0

From the site, "FF Chartwell is a tool for easily creating graphs, disguised as a font. It utilizes OpenType to interpret and visualize the data. The data also remains editable, allowing for painless updates." File this under "one-of-the-coolest-things-i've-seen-in-a-while." Thanks to Shillo ...

Pentagram: The Forty Story

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Designers/Studios, Documentaries/Film,

Posted by: Meave
Posted: May 30th 2012
No. of comments: 2

The story of a boy born on the day Pentagram opened and how his life has been tracked (and kerned) by forty years of Pentagram design. www.pentagram.com ...

The Haystack Dept.

The Haystack Dept.

Category: Blogs, Resources / Images, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Dailey
Posted: Apr 11th 2012
No. of comments: 0

Keep an eye on The Haystack Dept., a curation of usable high resolution found and original graphics, textures, type and patterns. Most are free or inexpensive. It's a tumblr, so follow up if you're keen. ...

Flipping Typical

Flipping Typical

Category: Design / Typography, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Apr 3rd 2012
No. of comments: 0

flippingtypical.com is a great way to preview how a word/s will look in any of the fonts loaded on your computer. Saves the time and hassle of going through all the fonts one by one.   ...
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Flip Clock Screensaver

Flip Clock Screensaver

Category: Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Mark
Posted: Nov 9th 2011
No. of comments: 0

I was reading an interview with Shyama Golden which included some pictures of her apartment with a flip clock screensaver on her computer. I had a little look around for one similar and found this, and it's free...   ...
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Graph Paper PDFs

Graph Paper PDFs

Category: Design / Typography, Resources / Images, Resources / Reference, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Tanya
Posted: Nov 1st 2011
No. of comments: 0

'FREE Online Graph Paper' is a wonderful resource that I found a few years ago. Download as many grid papers as you can want, from hexagonal to triangular - These grids are especially great for helping to create structure to your thumbnails. I personally love to use these for creating my own typefaces. ...

Shape Type - A letter shaping game

Shape Type - A letter shaping game

Category: Design / Typography, Resources / Online Tutorials,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Oct 25th 2011
No. of comments: 4

Following in the footsteps of Kern Type is Shape Type, an interactive game to help you get to grips with the illustrator pen tool - every design student's favourite!! Give it a go... ...