Beautiful web type →
A showcase of the best typefaces from the Google web fonts directory. Out of the 404 web fonts currently on Google Fonts, Chad Mazzola put together a collection of some of the better fonts available. Watch the repo on GitHub. Additionally Sacha Greif recently published a great article, Google Webfonts That Don’t Suck.
Soundmachines Three units, which are resembling standard record players, translate concentric visual patterns into control signals for further processing in any music software. The rotation of the discs, each holding three tracks, can be synced to a sequencer. The Berlin-based studio The Product for “spatial and media-related design” created the Soundmachines for VW’s premiere of the...
We found the startups that did best were the ones with the sort of founders...– — Paul Graham on the correlation between resourcefulness and success in startups. I am incredibly thankful for my years at 2Advanced back in the fast-paced, mid-2000s Flash era. Everyone who worked on that team during that period of time learned the value of resourcefulness as you were expected to...
Design Sets the Tone at a New Start-Up Square →
Square’s front door to customers is a smartphone application. Square has to provide the simplest experience possible, Mr. Dorsey believes, because, along with good design, it will evoke trust and confidence in a new financial institution that lives in a smartphone. Yet another example that strategic differentiation begins with design.
Love your craft everyday. Design the simplest, most delightful product you can....– Dave Gamache From his article Craftsmanship - Quality, Passion, and Excellence
Look Back at 2011: Most Popular Themes
staff: Tumblr gives you complete control over all aspects of your blog, and once you know some HTML, you can make them look pretty much any way you want! On the other hand, many of us would rather benefit from the skills of the thousands of brilliant designers whose work is featured in the Tumblr Theme Garden. The top themes of 2011 were… The Minimalist Inspire Well Wow! That certainly...
10 Mega Business Trends To Watch For In 2012 →
As long as you can weed through the drastically over-written, buzzword oozing writing style, this is a fantastic article mapping out some broad trends in business for 2012. Trend number seven should be of note for any designers or design focused brands: Strategic differentiation begins with great design. Strategic differentiation provides a desired reputation, creates a defensible competitive...