tools

daily heller 12-9 featured

Jugend Play With Miniature Tools

In the world of miniatures, there are few things more enjoyable than mini-tools that actually work. The Germans and Friedrich Fröbel, developers of the Kindergarten concept, were masters at miniaturization (only later surpassed by the Japanese).

Your Industry Changed (Again) Yesterday

So everyone heard that Adobe introduced some new tools for us to merrily sink our cash into, yes? Good! Let’s talk about the astounding changes in business that are happening to us right now, and seemingly every week. But first, I’d like you to read something from Clay Shirky wrote in April of last...

Where’s Adobe Taking Us?

So now that we’re all coming off a long weekend, I have a broader look at an issue we’ve all been discussing lately: where design’s marketplace is going. The short answer to that is: screen-based devices. We all know this. Print is going to continue to become more of a specialized practice area, just...

Inkling

Wacom, known for their pen tablets, released a great little thinger earlier this week: a new dual-tool set called Inkling. Inkling is one-half pen, one-half receiver. The tool lets you digitize your handmade imagery as you work into layered PSD or vector files, and stores them in the tools until you can upload them...

Adobe Wants You on the Web. Now.

Adobe’s just released a beta of a cute new design tool for the web aimed squarely at you guys who aren’t interested in coding, called Muse. It touts itself as “code-free website building,” but I wouldn’t really go that far. It’s more like websites for designers who don’t care about code. The code itself...

Today's Obsession: Tal Leming's Tools

Tal Leming’s a typographer whose work you know, regardless of your awareness of his name. He’s the designer behind House Industries’ United and Burbank families, among many others. Of more use to his fellow typographers are his tools he’s made available for purchase. There’s Area 51, which lets you look inside, edit, and save...

Today's Obsession: Real-World Screenprinting Advice

This is a wildly helpful thread at Ask Metafilter, (or “AskMe” to its members) for screenprinters. A member has asked for tips to give screenprinting-related gifts to a recent adoptee of the craft. His request is met with some extremely valuable information about screenprinting best practices and vendors from seasoned hobbyists and business owners....