Author Archives: kristinorgaard

What my Daughter Wore by Jenny Williams

  Yea! 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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