How to Speak Typography – 5 terms to know

If you are going to be comfortable with typography there are some key terms you should know. This isn’t everything you should know about, but it is a good place to start if you are not super familiar with typography terms. Another great resource for this is also called Type Terms. It is self described as – the perfect tool for designers to learn the basics of typographic terminology. Designers often get comfortable throwing different type and design terminologies around – it is helpful to remember that not everyone speaks this language, but it is easy to teach if people want to learn. Let’s get started by covering 5 popular type terms. Read The Rest

Magic Lessons

Remember when we talked about creative block? Well I discovered a new gem that focuses on the creative process specifically – Elizabeth Gilbert’s Magic Lessons podcast.

Liz takes essays from real life creatives (writers, dancers, photographers, you name it) and partners up with a well-known person in their field that can give them very specific insights. It’s interesting hearing some of the creative greats (including Neil Gaiman) share their personal struggles with creating and a great reality check that nobody is immune from criticism or other roadblocks. It is so relatable and fun to listen to.

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Color Theory – Part 2

If you’re going to use color effectively, you’ll need to know some color concepts and color theory terminology. A thorough working knowledge of concepts like tints, tones, and shades is key to creating your own awesome color schemes. In Part 1 of this color theory series I covered the basics of different color families. Here, we’ll go over what affects a given color, such as adding gray, white or black to the pure hue.

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