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Entries in Art (45)

Friday
Mar212008

A typeface

I'm not really very politically decisive, so don't take this link as some kind of statement. A font we can believe in is just an interesting look at a typeface in the context of Obama's campaign for the presidency.

Also, check out Daily Color Scheme for some nice color schemes. You might like reading about where they came from too.
Thursday
Mar202008

music.sketchee.com

music.sketchee.com just got a facelift. A very small bit of redesign to improve the look of it all. I might continue to tweak a bit over the next few days. If you haven't yet visited the site, it has sheet music of my original compositions and arrangements from classical music and video games. I also have midi and mp3 samples on there.
Thursday
Mar202008

Flashers

Glyphobet's Why your Flash website sucks article presents a few reasons why a Flash presentation may not be the best idea for your content. Flash has its place, but keep it there. Especially now with the rise of [[AJAX]].

I have now installed the Wikipedia-link plugin which allows me to link to [[Wikipedia]] using [[brackets]]. You can also do this in the comments!
Wednesday
Mar192008

Typefaces Designers Must Have

There's a list of Designer Must Haves as commented on by Tara MacKay over at Notes on Design.

The best fonts list includes some of my favorite typefaces. I love using Adobe [[Caslon]] Pro—it must be Pro and you have to make use of the OpenType features. Italic Swash is my favorite. Adobe [[Garamond]] Pro and Minion Pro too. They just have a ton of variants and options. I think you can milk any font created by [[Adrian Frutiger]]. They're versatile. I don't get tired of them. ([[Avenir]], [[Univers]] and [[Frutiger]] of course. [[Myriad (typeface)|Myriad]] is the [[san serif]] alternative for the versatile [[serif]] fonts I went on and on about a sentence or two ago. Sorry fourth wall. [[Helvetica]] is overused, I'm over it. That's just for my designs, you use it if you want. The modern push is toward the san serifs, so I like to try to make serifs seem modern. I don't know if there's any success in it.
Tuesday
Mar182008

Color Space

Check out Why Printers Don’t Want RGB Files And Why That Should Change from imageprep.net. I'm a designer constantly dealing with converting RGB to CMYK conversion. It's a hot topic in the office trying to get these things to print right. Printers are stubborn so I don't think it's going to change, but this guy tells us a few reasons why it might be a good idea.