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WEEK OF JULY 28, 2014

Video: FontFeed editor Yves Peters professes his love for all things type.

Nobody hates banner ads more than designers.

Illustrator Yuko Shimizu on making your own path.

Mel Exon says the creative value of code is no longer in question. So why the lingering doubts?

Ten lessons from veteran book cover designers.

Deborah Morrison asks why isn’t the ad industry putting its creative might behind climate change and humanity’s other big briefs?

Podcast: Career advice from designer Craig Ward.

Thomas Phinney takes issue with Wired’s article on Google’s Roboto typeface.

Seven questions for design legend Ivan Chermayeff.

WEEK OF JULY 21, 2014

Bearded’s Matt Griffin on being profitable.

Stefan Sagmeister says “bullsh*t” when communication industry professionals call themselves storytellers.

Authors, designers and artists on their favorite writing and drawing instruments.

A freelancer’s guide to growing your business.

Sink or swim: Old agency dogs need to learn new digital tricks.

The unfortunate reality of generic logo design trends.

The most beautiful typefaces from June 2014 according to TypeRelease’s Sean Mitchell.

Creative Interviews: Balind Sieber, digital creative director at Attik.

Colle+McVoy creative services manager Lyn Schrader’s open letter to millennials seeking creative positions.

The New Yorker redesign.

The game of design: 10 things creatives have in common.

Women in graphic design (and why we need to talk about them).

A comprehensive reading list for and by designers.

WEEK OF JULY 14, 2014

How creative hobbies improve our performance at everything.

Video: Gregory Heisler shares insight and advice for photographers.

The AIGA 2014 survey of design salaries.

Case study: DesignStudio’s rebranding of Airbnb.

How Google’s revised Roboto font tries to anticipate the future.

Social Good Ipsum: fill your comps with compassion.

Tumblr: People who look cool wearing Google Glass.

Vignelli’s 1972 map of the New York Subway, the subway map NYC loves to hate.

Video: David Berlow, recipient of the Type Directors Club 2014 Medal of Excellence.

Why fonts still matter in digital media.

Podcast: Namdev Hardisty, Mitch Goldstein and Chappell Ellison discuss design criticism and its place in design.

Monotype acquires FontShop International.

The software design trends that we love to hate.

Video: John Maeda describes how the new economic climb will be powered by great design.

The World Cup: A graphic history.

WEEK OF JULY 07, 2014

Infographic: 15 types of clients and how to handle them properly.