Posts Tagged with “Typography”

Wim Crouwel — Het Nederlands Kamerorkest

Wim Crouwel

A poster or catalog cover designed by Wim Crouwel sometime during the 60s. Perfection.

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Type Only

Type Only

Type Only

Type Only

Type Only

Type Only

Unit Editions continues to impress me. They continue to pump-out these high-quality books with great work. The newest book Type Only looks like it’s awesome. Designed by Spin, and edited by Tony Brook, Claudia Klat and Adrian Shaughnessy. The book celebrates type unsupported by illustration or photography. Type Only features the work of over 100 graphic designers from Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA.

Want.

YES Poster

build-yes-poster

YES is Build’s second on-demand print poster. It’s a high-quality digital print on Hahnemuhle Matt Fine Art Smooth Photo Rag Bright White 310gsm stock. It’s design by the always talented Michael C. Place, and is available in A0-841x1189mm, A1-594x841mm, and A2-420x594mm sizes. Grab on here.

A Responsive AisleOne

New year, new design. I’ve been wanting to redesign the site for a few months now with five goals in mind:

  • Strip it down and make it more minimal
  • Improve typography
  • Make it responsive
  • Allow for bigger images
  • Allow for non-image posts

This new design addresses all five.

Because I don’t have very much free time these days, I started with a purchased theme and modified it to my liking. Visually, I simplified it a great deal. Some might think it’s too minimal, maybe even boring, but I think it serves its purpose well. The typography is greatly improved. The entire site is set in Proxima Nova, which at larger sizes is a pleasure read. No more tiny type. The main text is now set at a large size with spacious leading to make reading easier.

Now that mobile devices are a large part of everyday life, I wanted the site to be responsive. Unlike the previous design, this new design presents an optimal viewing experience on a phone, tablet, and desktop browser.

It also allows for more flexibility in terms of post formats. The previous design I was constrained within a 450px column for the images, so it didn’t allow for larger images. With the new design I can post images up to 690px wide. Bigger images means more details. I also want to make more posts that are just text, for example quotes or this post. This single column design presents text only posts in a better way. Videos also work well, so expect to see more video posts in the future.

Overall, I’m pretty happy with this new design, and I think you will be as well. I’ve tested it as much as I could, but I’d love to hear from you folks on what you think and if you see any issues.

Enjoy.

To Have And To Hold

Vintage Bags

Sorry for the silence. Sandy took out my power, so haven’t had much internet access. I hope everyone in the NYC area made it through the storm ok.

Now for some design goodness. To Have And To Hold is an awesome Tumblr that features a collection of paper bags from the 70’s and 80’s. The collection is part of the Preston Polytechnic ephemera archive and is housed in their Library. Pretty cool.

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