What my Daughter Wore by Jenny Williams


photo 5 photo 2 photo 1photo 3 photo 4Yea! I just got my advanced copy of the book I designed for Jenny Williams! Published by powerHouse and out in December, it is a beautiful book of drawings by Jenny Williams of her daughter and her daughter’s friends and what they wear day to day. I loved working on this, Jenny is so talented. This book is a super fun window into that time in a girl’s life where she and her friends experiment with fashion and their own personal style before the corruption of adulthood.

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The Visual Landscape

This article in the NY Times led me to the website for Poulin & Morris, Inc. where I suddenly found myself face to face with the designers who have made so many parts of New York City visual, graphic, beautiful . . . that moment when you look at lettering on a building and say to yourself, “wow, that’s really nice.” I highly recommend watching the video on their website, it’s inspiring and made me feel good about being a designer.

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Happiness is in Order

As someone who organizes all of her family’s books in size order these photos make me very happy.

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Booklet Design

Wow, I love these . . . Blowing up typographical forms is not new but there is something lovely and balanced with an even tension between the two sets of brackets making me want to know more, making me want to open cover and see what’s inside.


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Smart Quotes vs. Dumb Quotes

To the typography student I had who once asked, “don’t you think that’s a bit nit-picky?” I say, touché.

This site by Jessica Hiche and this one excerpting Jason Santa Maria’s book, On Web Typography, are super helpful on the how and why regarding all forms of quotation and hyphenation.

Use. Understand. Learn.

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Kern Your Enthusiasm

LOVE this series, check it out!
I just read the Akzidenz Grotesk post by Joe Alterio which ended with this gem:
“Akzidenz-Grotesk is the typographical equivalent of that amazing friend of yours who can make cogent, compelling arguments without ever getting heated or cruel. Typefaces come and go: Akzidenz-Grotesk remains.”
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Found via Design Observer

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Logo vs. Symbol

What’s the difference? FastCo explains.

Logo or logo type literally means “word imprint” in Greek. According to this line of thinking, the only true logos are the ones that contain nothing but stylized letters, representing the literal name of a company like this:

Screen Shot 2014-08-09 at 10.07.52 AMAn abstract approach to the visual identity of a company or corporation that would work across all languages would be a universal symbol that abstractly represents their brand such as Apple’s apple:

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Screen Shot 2014-08-09 at 10.08.14 AMSo now you know!

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