I was exploring Explore GitHub when the title of Adam Stacoviak and Wynn Netherland‘s auditory offering, The Changelog Podcast, caught my eye. I saw, with great delight, that the guest of Episode 0.7.4 was Micah Rich from The League of Moveable Type speaking about open source typography.
- Typophile.com is a must-visit site for anyone fascinated with fonts.
- Be sure to check out Lettercase, Micah’s minimalist font manager.
- During the podcast, Micha mentioned that he was in awe of the work of Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones. Go to Typography.com and you can certainly see why he’s impressed.
Meet Patrick Dougherty. He’s an artist that takes his viewers to realms of whimsy and wonder.
Searching for ideas, beauty, and or trichromatic transcendence? If so, be sure to visit Design Seeds on a regular basis. Jessica Colaluca, an individual with a finely honed sense of chromatic compatibility shares captivating color combinations via her blog. It’s a tantalizing treat for the eyes. Drawing upon 17 years experience working in color design and forecasting, Jessica kindly allows visitors to her site to accompany her on a journey of inspiration through a prismatic paradise that surrounds all of us. Viewing her images makes one wonder what other alluring color palette prizes we might be overlooking during our daily hustle and bustle encounters with the world.
- Lamps Plus interview with Jessica in which she gives tips for incorporating color
- Jessica’s eye-catching postings on the online pinboard, Pinterest
- Jessica’s Google+ profile
Here’s something to get your learners’ week off to an engaging start. Stimulate their creativity! Encourage your students to do some brainstorming and graphic design in one fell swoop. Mutapic is a free, intriguing online digital image generator that’s great for rapid design.
Color Schemer is a cool, web-based color coordinator. It’s handy when chromatic appeal is an integral factor in a project-based unit. Why not share this with students and teachers who routinely fret over getting the perfect look for a webpage, slideshow, or graphic?
- Catchy Colors has chromatically rich images that are lovely to behold
- Chart of R Colors
- Color Idioms
- Color Scheme generator
- Feeling artistic? Check out how to improve your photography with colors from classical art.
- Check out the International Color Guide for color connotations around the globe
- Wikipedia’s entry: List of colors
- Web colors (again, from Wikipedia)
Being the font fanatic I am, I often obsess over which typeface to use for my different projects. Characteristics such as weight, slope, width, and serif bedevil my mind. Being the trekking techie I am, I never know which computer I’ll be accessing to complete a given task. I hate being tethered to a particular computer, preferring to meander from machine to machine as I work. Thankfully, I ‘m pretty fickle and will work on any available desktop or laptop. Thanks to Stuart Robinson‘s fantastic Flipping Typical site, I can examine, compare, and contrast all of the popular typefaces residing on the computer I’m currently using. If I’ve installed a new font on the machine or one of my favorite fonts doesn’t appear, I can click the font name in the black bar at the top of the screen, type in the name of the font, it will become the main font. Spiffy!