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05

Dec
2012

In Design

By Greg Devitt

What is graphic design … what a graphic designer does

On 05, Dec 2012 | In Design | By Greg Devitt

Wonderful video from the Design Council.

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05

Nov
2012

In Blog
Design
Typography

By Greg Devitt

Is Web Design 95% Typography? – from Smashing Magazine

On 05, Nov 2012 | In Blog, Design, Typography | By Greg Devitt

Regardless of the medium employed, the vast majority of communication work is made up of type. I am forever emphasizing to my design and web students the value and necessity of strong typographic skills. Check out this great article by Paul Scrivens. —gd

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16

Aug
2012

In Design

By Greg Devitt

Have you hugged a textbook designer lately?

On 16, Aug 2012 | In Design | By Greg Devitt

Have you hugged a textbook designer lately?

Probably not. Read more…

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30

Jul
2012

In Design

By Greg Devitt

RGD Ontario

On 30, Jul 2012 | In Design | By Greg Devitt

Earlier this year I made the decision to apply for RGD (Registered Graphic Designer) status in Ontario. As described on the RGD Ontario web site: Read more…

24

Jul
2012

In Design
Typography

By Greg Devitt

History Worth Repeating

On 24, Jul 2012 | In Design, Typography | By Greg Devitt

…a book designer has to be the loyal and tactful servant of the written word. It is his job to create a manner of presentation whose form neither overshadows nor patronizes the content.” —Jan Tschichold Read more…

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15

Jul
2012

In Typography

By Greg Devitt

Helvetica

On 15, Jul 2012 | In Typography | By Greg Devitt

One hour, twenty one minutes and 44 seconds of Helvetcia. A must watch. Read more…

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13

Jul
2012

In web

By Greg Devitt

WordPress is THAT good

On 13, Jul 2012 | In web | By Greg Devitt

I remember being in the vanguard of the early years of the Internet. Less than a decade separated us from Commodore PETS and we were writing HTML in Notepad and channeling Matthew Broderick’s War Games uber-hacker persona. We ruled the new world we were creating…and now we don’t. Read more…

15

Feb
2012

In Typography

By ilene

The Anatomy of a Character

On 15, Feb 2012 | In Typography | By ilene

Knowing the terminology for the anatomy of a character might seem like a painful exercise in memorization, but it’s actually useful knowledge for any design professional. Not only does it make it easier to communicate about typefaces and their characteristics, but it also serves to educate your eye to recognize the underlying structure of typeface designs, as well as the differences between them [...]

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17

May
2011

In Typography

By ilene

Typographic Checklist

On 17, May 2011 | In Typography | By ilene

I always recommend that designers and students make a typographic checklist to help avoid committing type crimes, as well as to aid in finessing their typography. At long last, I finally created a checklist that covers issues I’m most frequently asked about in my workshops. You can download the PDF and print it out. You can also click on the links to learn more, as I’ve previously published columns dedicated to most of these topics. You may find it useful to customize your own checklist from the topics below for a specific client or project. Read more…