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Monthly Archives: March 2011

I have not been around much at this blog lately and the reason is here:
http://easypeasydesign.blogspot.com/

For the past 2 years I have been teaching a web design class during the Spring semester. This is a course which a lot of non-design majors, particularly from our Faculty of Engineering, take together with our Visual Communication Design majors. In fact, usually the percentages go much in favor of non-designers. Last year I made small online tutorials for them, which are actually on this blog. This year I decided to take things a bit further and started a full blown dedicated blog, where I am giving them tips, showing them resources, even some tutorials and such. I am mostly basing stuff on the blogspot template editor, which I think is an absolute God-send for teaching an introductory level web design course.

I am having a really great time with this new site –  which does not mean that I forgot all about this one. I will certainly come back to it. However, for now my blogging energies seem to be focused there more than here and I hope that you will go and visit this new one also.

WOW!! This is a great page with a huge collection of old and new posters. Incredible examples and designers. Perfect place to check out for history lesson, influence and creativity (and of course jealousy..) I’m having difficulty to choose for samples.. Please visit the page yourself and immerse..

Ligature frenzy is at the door. Unless you are an able graphic designer, you don’t get to play with ligatures. It’s mostly unavailable but when you have it, the results become so elegant. This is a nice example how ligatures can be used besides linking f-l or f-i. Simple and neat, yet it can be very useful and stylish. Text from the page:

Chartwell is a family that explores the use of OpenType to interpret and visualize data. The font format is highly portable and can be used in any application that supports standard ligatures. The data also remains editable allowing for easy updates.