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09/15/2014: Graphic Digits book

Numbers in typography have gained significance in recent years, and this new, beautifully-bound book from Viction:ary highlights some of the many way you can think differently when using numerals in your work. The book, entiteld Graphic Digits, shows off  illustrative number forms as well as typographic treatments to highly creative effect. Check out some...

Five Questions for Matthew Jacobson on the Art of the Number 17

Detroit native Matthew Jacobson is a designer, art director, creative director, magician, mind-reader, escape artist, record-label-owner, and former notary public (though he only ever officially notarized one document). He currently lives with his wife and son in Chicago, but will soon be relocating to Nashville to work as the in-house designer at Third Man...

Today's Obsession: Popularity

“Numbers make intangibles tangible,” said Jonah Lehrer, a journalist and author of How We Decide, (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009). “They give the illusion of control.” This is so true. The New York Times ran an article a few days ago discussing the meanings of numbers, especially as it pertains to our motions online and...