data-visualization8 May 2016

Adobe Slate and Data Visualization

Like the majority of visual design professionals, I use Adobe software every day. For professional 2-D design software, Adobe is far and away the authority. But for the casual user, Adobe's forays into lite design applications have been lackluster. Apps like Photoshop Elements have suffered from limited market exposure and disappointed with too little functionality to be useful, even to novices or hobbyists. This time around, things may be different. With Slate, it looks like

lettering18 May 2015

New script font: in progress

I have always had a special relationship with hand lettering and how it relates to typography. Ever since my first graphic arts job in college, when I handled the paint and brush for the first time touching up signs in an old school hardware store, I have loved the craft and the human touch it brings to visual communications. In the Pacific Northwest, I saw numerous examples of revival styles used by veteran sign writers, with their endless variations

Portfolio Hosting Review: Behance

The most important tasks required of a designer or illustrator to publish a promo site are becoming easier thanks to new portfolio web products. Many of them are free to join, and offer great benefits to the creative professional.  The most important work begins before you join a portfolio site. It's critical that you put your best work forward, write creatively, persuasively, and honestly, and edit your content to generate a great impression. But from

Daily Letters: Dürer Latin and Goines Roman

The Zachary Creative logotype is an original lettering design derived from these classic capitals. The principals for their construction was devised by the famous Northern Renaissance polymath Albrecht Dürer. They are deceptively complex, yet elegant and subtle models of the sturdy foundation of western typography. Here are some more of the good products derived from this work: Of the Just Shaping of Letters by Albrecht Dürer, translated by R. T. Nichol from the Latin Text