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From FastCompany: Dalton Maag’s bubbly brush script for Rio invokes Brasilia and carnival in one fell swoop.
From 52 weeks of UX: There are many definitions of Simplicity but Daniel Ritzenthaler explains what does Simple actually mean. Prevailing wisdom suggests that simplicity is about less…r emoval and reductionism. But simplicity is really about comprehension and clarity of purpose… can we design such that people instantly understand what’s going on and make a confident decision about what to do next? To practically achieve simplicity we can stick to a single core idea, improve clarity over time, and use consistency to help users achieve efficiency.
From FastCompany: A mix of factors, ranging from commoditization to evaporating barriers to competition, are conspiring to push design to the fore of business thinking.
Cyrus Highsmith’s new book is about what goes on inside a paragraph of printed text. The goal is to help students train their eyes to see text as typographers do. It begins with general explanations of how type works and how we read. Then the author steps through the different kinds of space within a paragraph. Finally, it puts everything together with a discussion about paragraph settings.
From FastCompany: Are some fonts more believable than others? A curious experiment by documentary filmmaker Errol Morris suggests as much. After polling approximately 45,000 unsuspecting readers on nytimes.com, Morris discovered that subjects were more likely to believe a statement when it was written in Baskerville than when it was written in Computer Modern, Georgia, Helvetica, Trebuchet, or Comic Sans. Baskerville: truth’s favorite typeface?
From FastCompany: What’s better than a site that lets you build and publish your own sexy-looking infographics? A site that lets you do all that, while helping you connect with like-minded data enthusiasts and potential clients.
From Knowledge@Wharton: Neiman Marcus and Target are joining hands to create a limited collection of items from 24 American designers. An unlikely, ill-fated combination? Hardly, suggest Wharton experts, who see significant synergy in the partnership.