Tag Archives: typography

The Rebirth of Brutalism – Graphic Design’s Edgy Experiment

Playful or angry? Radical or bland reproduction? Utilitarian or chaotic? Brutalism in graphic design thrives on uncertainties. A common goal of design, especially in a print marketing or web commerce environment, is to stand out from the crowd – to … Continue reading

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Beyond Emoji: A Need for New Punctuation?

  Our language is constantly evolving regardless of how many grammar and standardized rules we define. Typography, in time, evolves as well under the influence of both the spoken language and the newly emerging digital modes of interaction. Digital communications … Continue reading

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“First Among Many”: Library of Congress Exhibit on Early American Printing

  If you find yourself in Washington, DC this summer, the Library of Congress has a must-see, free public exhibit covering the foundation of printing in the American colonies.  Called “First Among Many: The Bay Psalm Book and Early Moments … Continue reading

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Quick InDesign Tip: Discover the Story Editor

  Many InDesign users may primarily work on image heavy, single page documents such as flyers, office stationary, business cards, posters or ads. But if you have ever found yourself in charge of laying out significant amounts of text for … Continue reading

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Great Balls of Fire: Two Great Stories on the Longevity of Print

Print has a way of sticking around. And while it can often be neglected in the excitement surrounding digital and cutting-edge communications today, print continues to thrive and surprise. It’s very physical, tactile nature is the reason for the powerful … Continue reading

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Why We Started Double Spacing after Each Sentence, and Why Typography Says “STOP!”

    The first thing I was told years ago on my very first day of work in prepress was to forget the old rule from high school typing class about using two spaces between sentences. When you learned to … Continue reading

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Remembering Massimo Vignelli – One of the Greats of Graphic Design

  One of the giants of 20th Century design, Italian-born Massimo Vignelli passed away on Tuesday (5/27/14) at the age of 83, after an extended illness. Credited with bringing the European modernist aesthetic to American design, Vignelli created memorable work … Continue reading

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Retro Gizmo: Artifacts from the Pre-Digital PrePress Department

  Last year we featured a blogpost on an antique piece of bindery equipment still being used in our print shop. Today, we’re thinking about a few other vintage relics that have been gathering dust in the art department. The … Continue reading

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