Fontasia: Shedding Light on Fonts – an Introduction
Basics of Fontology / Typography Font what? Fontology? Typography? What does all this mean? Well, let’s break down the meanings of “font”, “asia”, “ology”, “type”, and “graphy”. “Font” – a complete set of characters of a particular style and weight which, in the days of block metal press printing, were cast or poured. “Asia” – to rise, in reference to the sun, or to shed…
How to Prepare Your Material for Your Web or Graphic Designer – and Get a Better First Draft
Get Your Nikes On! A Few Tips Before Running to Your Designer I recently received a call from a customer needing a fresh design for a brochure. This is what she had when she called: Ideas, but unsure of which direction to take Copies of a variety of logos, colors, and fonts from decades of changes And she wanted something bright and “up to date”…
What’s the Difference Between RGB, HEX, CMYK, and PMS Color Values?
Driving through Roxy Hill and Windy River I winded my way down south. The early spring leaves were emerging, elegantly presenting a vast range of yellows and greens. A large wisteria tree heavy with lavender, mauve, and violet flowers was waving its treasures in the breeze. As I turned the bend, a long row of cherry and dogwood trees welcomed me with a vast array…
Should You Hire a Graphic Designer or a Graphic Artist?
Who should you seek out — a Graphic Designer or a Graphic Artist? The answer to this question is actually fairly simple — if you consider what you have to work with and what you want to accomplish. Customers often ask me to work on a project as a Graphic Designer without realizing that what they really need is a Graphic Artist. When I meet…
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