Typeface vs. Font

“The typeface is a concept; a font is just a mechanism. The typeface is the song. The font is just the MP3 file.”

Pablo Stanley, writer at The Design Team, put together a great comparison of typeface vs. font.

Plus, he reiterates the importance of sticking to a few simple typography rules.

Check out the whole article here.

2017-05-22T13:16:57+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Design|Comments Off on Typeface vs. Font

Humor Does It – Arizona Department of Transportation Style

Drivers in Arizona have been greeted for the past few years with a running series of timely, humorous, holiday or pop-culture inspired roadway signs by the Arizona Department of Transportation. This January was no different with the suggestion of a new year’s resolution:

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The tongue-in-cheek humor has attracted more than 156,000 followers on ADOT’s Twitter account. Below is a look back at some of the freeway signs posted in 2016:

In an interview with AZCentral, Tom Herrmann, one of the people who handles the @ArizonaDOT Twitter account said: “If we just talked about traffic and it was all dry, nobody would care. … We’re trying to get traffic information out there. If we do that and get a smile on people’s faces, that’s even better.”

Images via ADOT’s Twitter account

2018-03-02T18:26:59+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Big Thinking, Humor, In The News|Comments Off on Humor Does It – Arizona Department of Transportation Style

Sweet Holiday Greetings

A choir of 16 praliné-chocolate boxes by Chocolat Frey surprised visitors at a Swiss shopping center with some holiday cheer, serenading shoppers of all ages with festive acapella songs.

The encounters were filmed on hidden cameras and turned into a video for the shops’ website. For a second look, check out the outtakes and “auditions” of the boxes.

2017-05-22T13:16:57+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Humor, Videos|Comments Off on Sweet Holiday Greetings

Pantone Color of the Year – Greenery

Pantone Color of the Year - Greenery

Pantone selected Greenery (PANTONE 15-0343) as the color of the year. According to Pantone the fresh yellow-green shade conjures the beginning of spring and the lushness of nature’s rebirth.

“Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”
– Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute®

Pantone’s previous colors choices included Rose Quartz & Serenity, Marsala, Radiant Orchid and Emerald.

2017-05-22T13:16:57+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Design, Inspiration|Comments Off on Pantone Color of the Year – Greenery

Humor Does It – Scandinavian Style

The days are short and the nights are long this time of year, especially in Scandinavian countries. Yet, the people of Helsinki seem to embrace the lack of daylight with a sense of humor…

Nobody in their right mind would come to Helsinki in November. Except you, you badass. Welcome.

Image via reddit / imgur

Lucky for us, there are only 15 days left until the days are getting longer again. Winter solstice is on December 21, the first day of winter and the shortest day of the year.

2017-11-08T09:39:00+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Big Thinking, Humor|Comments Off on Humor Does It – Scandinavian Style

Holiday Interlude

If you need a break from Thanksgiving prep – take a look at Belgian artist Vincent Bal’s Instagram. This is just one example how he turns the shadows of every day objects into great illustrations…

Happy Thanksgiving!

2017-05-22T13:16:57+00:00 November 24th, 2016|Big Thinking, Design, Humor|Comments Off on Holiday Interlude

Dia De Los Muertos

The Day of the Dead is celebrated every year from November 1-2 by people of Mexican ancestry to honor their loved ones who have passed on. Offerings of flowers, candles, favorite foods and drinks on colorful altars are intended to help support their spiritual journey.

This beautifully animated short film about a girl who visits the land of the dead (where she learns the true meaning of the holiday) was produced by Ashley Graham, Kate Reynolds, and Lindsey St. Pierre at Ringling College of Art and Design as their senior thesis, and won the 2013 Student Academy Award Gold Medal.

2017-05-22T13:16:57+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|Videos|Comments Off on Dia De Los Muertos