Gradients, Flat Design, and Thin Typography—What’s Up With iOS7?

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Apple’s unveiling of the much-anticipated iOS7 has brought forth a slew of commentary from all around the web. From Erik Spiekermann’s violent dislike for the use of Helvetica Thin to Khoi Vinh of Subtraction’s more moderate and reserved wait-and-see attitude no one can keep their mouth shut about this particular Apple release—including me. So the […]

Know Your Dashes: A Little Infographic On Hyphens, En-dashes, & Em-dashes

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Know Your Dashes Nothing annoys a graphic designer more (other than, perhaps, the use of double spaces at the start of a sentence) than the improper use of hyphens, en-dashes, and em-dashes. In fact, many people including those working in the field of graphic design, marketing, and advertising forget—or never learn—the finer differences between these […]

Sephora + Pantone = Love

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Like most designers I can not help but fall in love with anything related to that joyful, sometimes frustrating, obsession known a Pantone. So when Sephora started up their Pantone inspired, tangerine tango terrific line, I couldn’t help but swoon. Now they have a whole new palette of eyeshadow and I can’t wait for my […]

The Joy of Books

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I found this wonderful stop animation video earlier today. It is simple, beautiful, and gives books a little life of their own. After organizing our bookshelf almost a year ago (http://youtu.be/zhRT-PM7vpA), my wife and I (Sean Ohlenkamp) decided to take it to the next level. We spent many sleepless nights moving, stacking, and animating books […]