On Nov. 12 I will be the host for a wonderful array of talks on the state of design books: DESIGNERS & BOOKS FESTIVAL: ONSTAGE & OFFSTAGE.
The number one essential thing to keep in mind when selecting the best web fonts is scalability. Pay attention to when the fonts scale to either a smaller or larger size for different screen sizes that the fonts remain legible. That’s pro-tip number one. However, there are other crucial considerations to keep in mind...
Lettering artist Xandra Zamora teaches brush-lettering step-by-step in two online workshops. Watch her pen the foundations of brush letter strokes in this excerpt from the brush lettering workshop.
Designer Bill Gardner shares how LogoLounge creates its annual logo trends report. Watch the HOW Design Live video for all the details!
Steven Heller talks illustration with Douglas B. Dowd of the The Dowd Modern Graphic History Library at Washington University in St. Louis.
The history of illustration was once a topic rarely discussed in critical and academic circles. But today, that's finally changing.
Ever want to design lettering that causes eyes to glaze over in amazement, such as the letterings of Jessica Hische or Louise Fili? The first step is to learn the basic letterforms. From HOW Design University’s course with Type Camp, Letterform Design, we grabbed some useful diagrams on type anatomy. Letterform Design covers how to design...
Elliott Earls, head of the 2D design department at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, discusses his work, his philosophy and his video series, Studio Practice.
Adobe’s pen tool is one of the most challenging and brilliant tools for mastering digital illustrations. It oftentimes requires patience during the several revisions to polish a design to your vision. However, it’s well-worth the time, even if it’s frustrating. Using the pen tool is, personally, not one of my strong suits. I’ve been...
Heller shares a design history tool, Arts:Search—a major new journals-based resource for researching the history of 19th- and 20th-century art and design.