Find these useful.
Let me tell you about something.
Distractions and amusements, with a sandwich and coffee.
• Spente le Stelle
Tango is a sad thought that is danced.
• think & dance
Lips that taste of tears, they say, are the best for kissing.
• get cranky
This love's a nameless dream.
• try to figure it out
Thoughts rearrange, familiar now strange.
• break flowers
What where am I supposed to go? Where was I supposed to know?
• get lost in questions
Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash
This love loves love. It's a strange love, strange love.
listen; there's a hell of a good universe next door: let's go.
• go there
Nature Methods Points of View visualization column
Math geek? If you like the clean geometric design of the type posters, you may enjoy something even more mathematical. Design that transcends repetition: Art of Pi, Phi and e
Visions of Type
Posters are sized 11" x 17" at 150 dpi with 0.25" bleed.
▲ Type peep show — the private curves of letters.
▲ Sixteen ands — a consensus of conjunctions.
▲ Sixteen faces — fonts in argument.
type peep show—the private curves of letters
Sometimes to understand the whole, we need to look more closely at its parts. Completely safe for work.
I include Emigre's Platelet because it's such a goofy and fun font. One look at the lower case b and you know this isn't a type face that wears a tie.
lusting for ampersands
To me the ampersand is the letter I always say yes to.
Below, sixteen ampersands from different fonts are centered vertically and horizontally. Look how they blend together to reveal a consensus letter.
Finding inspiration in this IKEA Olunda poster of Akzidenz-Grotesk, I've rendered the full alphabet in sixteen faces. Look at how agreeable the T's are. But the J's — oh, the J's — a riot.
news + thoughts
In this months column, Bang and I consider how to choose effective plotting symbols in the Points of View column Plotting Symbols.
Choose symbols that overlap without ambiguity and communicate relationships in data.
This month I look at how creating effective figures is similar to the process of writing well in the Points of View column Elements of Visual Style.
Using Strunk's Elements of Style as an example of writing guidelines, I look how these can be translated to creating figures.
When we create figures, we must communicate and design. In my talk I discuss some of the rules that turn graphical improvisation into a structured and reproducible process.
Try to focus on a spot in these posters that celebrate Pi day.
The fractal tree was created with OneZoom, which received the best poster award at the conference.
I am always drawn to type and periodically I must do something about it.
If you were a type, what type would you be? Me, Gill Sans on weekdays and Perpetua on the weekend.