Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New interesting places to check out!

Hey guys check these out:

Typeneu - for type afficionados
FontShop to 10 typefaces of 2007
Saturday - Studio in London, with interesting work!

+ a nice new chart made for the world cup in Germany in 2006.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Check out Typeradio from Underware in Amsterdam!

TYPERADIO, the First radio station dedicated to type. It comes from the guys at Underware in Amsterdam! Check out some of the episodes including one by Albert-Jan Pool is telling us the whole story about Din (including black, light & Mittelschrift condensed) and what it has to do with the german railway system, english bullets and Napoleon.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

new links to look at

Hey guys take a look at these 2 links that gen just sent me.
Make sure you look at them, they are great resources. I also put them on the links window below:


2) EUNHA's PLATELET BOOK- Look at her book and her doll house book!


a few things.

1) in order to figure your fonts, look at them, compare, load into
your applications, etc. you need a font management program.
font book is not so great.
there are better:
fusion made by extensis:
font explorer:
font agent pro:
i use font agent pro.
it sorts and files your fonts as well as gets rid of corrupt fonts and
it does lots of things.
but, it's a tad expensive.
so, use font explorer if you need to use a free font management program.

it's fine.

many of my students and professionals use it.


load only those that you plan to use regularly.

no more than about 100 in suitcase, about the same in font explorer,
and a few more in font agent pro.

probably you can load 200-300 in font agent pro and it'll be fine.

in other words....

yes, you will need to import and open each one, look at it, determine
if you like it, and either throw it back out or leave it in to open
when you turn your computer on.
if you copied my library (smart!!) you have lots of fonts to look through.

remember you are setting a TEXT TYPE book, so try to focus on text type.

(i know it's overwhelming. rome wasn't built in a day. take breaks, work hard.)
you will need to set a display face book also.
let's leave that for another week.
what's the difference?
text type is used for body copy (astro turf) and display faces are
used for headlines, subheads, bylines and other special type

2) Genevieve sent you all the templates for setting the text type. If you need them,
let me know. Am still having trouble uploading to the blog, my apologies. the templates were made by mayumi, former student and ta, and excellent designer. there is one for cs2 and one for cs3.

very generous of mayumi to make these for us.
please use.
clean format and organized.
print on decent white paper, bright with some weight.
if you make a pdf, you can print on a laser printer at your job or at
kinkos or some such.

3) if you are new to in-design or any other mac application, i suggest
you buy a peach pit press book on the application and get to work.

these books are easy start with pictures: a quick learn.
some folks have recommended for online courses.

i have not taken these courses, but have heard from various sources
(students and professionals) that they are good.

give it a try if online application training works for you:
this course does not come with application instruction.
any computer instruction you receive in the course is gratis from me
or your ta.

hope you're enjoying your weekend.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Check out this link to an Adobe site about selecting color. This is courtesy of one of Genevieve's former students, Ariana Dilibero. Adobe KULER

Sunday, January 20, 2008

More examples for inspiration

Here are some more examples that Genevieve wants you all to look at for examples to spice up your type. These came for the MOMA Futurist exhibition!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Fun typography in GQ

Here is one of the pages in the upcoming February issue of GQ. Fun and nice!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Type formulas, layering ideas, Colors

Hey Everyone, look at these and get inspiration/ideas for type formulas, layering, and colors.
HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!

from Aesthetic Aparatus (check them out, they are very good with the color):

Some more ideas for type

From Homework, a danish design studio.
**All these came from The Style Press page, in the Graphic Design/Typography section!

work in Progress, ezra petronio, a studio in France. Includes a set of typefaces based on the Colette alphabet!

Sample from TOKO graphics, they were in Amsterdam, now in Sydney, Australia:

Antoine + Manuel,
french graphic design company. Look at their wallpaper's and wall graphics, for ideas for your charts, including stuff for the Coca Cola Museum in Atlanta. Also a poster for La Comedie de Clermont- Ferran in France.

The New York Times Magazine, Dec. 2007

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Chart ideas/inspiration

Richard Carson, Cities of the world

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Good Magazine
, thanks to Tanya for providing these

New York Times, Jan. 08
Peter Grundy, British designer

Edward Tufte examples, go to his website to see more!
Posters from the Tate Modern in London, for an exhibit!

Textured type examples

Here are examples of textured type.
The entire PDF from Genevieve is coming soon.