Join Brenda Sutherland, Illustrator product manager, and she shares an exciting new way to create seamless, repeating vector patterns in Illustrator CS6.
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If this is your impression of an extraordinary league, then look elsewhere.
But if typography is you thing, you want to become a member of the League of Moveable Type. The League is the result of the open source movements, clamoring for better font selections for websites. The @font-face tag was just the beginning. As of today, no artist lives a settle-for life online.
The site is populated with some of the best fonts available online. Crisp, useful and well designed , LMT is your new best friend. Check out a few of their current fonts:
Here’s a snippet of their Manifesto:
We are the founders of The League. As designers on the web, we have a calling to raise the standards of the web-design world. We’re not the only ones who value good design, and it’s time for the web world to catch up with it. We understand the challenges that comes with the internet, but with our discovery a few years ago of @font-face, we started getting excited. For those who aren’t up to speed, @font-face is a fairly new addition to web styling, letting a designer specify the location of their own font files. Instead of having to design with just a handful of web-friendly fonts, we’ll be able to use any typeface we desire. Well, that’s our vision, anyway.
Oh. Did I mention the fonts were free? They’re free. But don’t be selfish. It’s all about the greater good. Click HERE and join today.
Since the official announcement of W3C to stop working on the development of XHTML 2 in the end of 2009 and increase resources on HTML 5 instead, there has been a lot of confusion and various debates about the “proper”markup language for modern and future web-development. With XHTML 1.0, XHTML 2, HTML 4, HTML 5 and XHTML 5 we have so many languages that it’s really getting hard to keep track!
Now that the development of XHTML 2 is discontinued, should we stick to XHTML 1.0 or move forward to HTML 5 or better prefer the old HTML 4? Let’s set things straight once and for all. In this post we are trying to clear up the confusion, explain what is what and describe what markup language you can use for your web-sites. Click on the banner below for an enlarged version of the entire strip.
What’s coming in Dreamweaver CS6? Check out a sneak peek of Fluid grid layouts, a tool that makes your web designs more adaptive to different screen sizes. Now designing for multiple screens is easier than ever! Enjoy! Read More
It’s old news that Rio won the bid for the 2016 Olympics after a hotly contested race with Chicago, IL. Rio and Chicago had gone into the day considered the favorites, ahead of Tokyo and Madrid. But by the time Rio was chosen by the International Olympic Committee to become the first South American city to host the Olympics, the Chicago delegation and its star-studded supporters were nowhere in sight. Read More
Finally. A movie about the ultimate font. No matter how much you curse it, dimiss it or criticize its lack of personality, I still think it’s still the greatest typeface in the world. And now there’s a movie that reinforces my beliefs. And it’s properly titled Helvetica.
Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which celebrated its 50th birthday in 2007) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. The film is an exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them, and a fluid discussion with renowned designers about their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type. Read More
Jessica Hische is a typographer and illustrator working in Brooklyn, New York. She has “Type” tattooed on her left triceps. She is young, vibrant and enormously talented. Her work is stunning and inspirational. After graduating from Tyler School of Art with a degree in Graphic Design, she worked for Headcase Design in Philadelphia before taking a position as Senior Designer at Louise Fili Ltd. In September of 2009 she left Louise Fili to pursue her freelance career further.
Jessica has been featured in most major design and illustration publications including Communication Arts, Print Magazine, How Magazine, The Graphis Design Annual, American Illustration and the Society of Illustrators.
Here’s a collection of some of her beautiful typography in a variety of different mediums.