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WEEK OF AUGUST 25, 2014

Six questions for illustrious designer Tom Geismar.


Can outdoor art revitalize outdoor advertising?


Video: Monotype’s Dan Rhatigan on his passion for typography.


FontCast #17: John Hudson, type designer and co-founder of Tiro Typeworks.


John Clifford on five design legends that switched gears in the middle of their careers.


Typendium: an iOS app of short essays and illustrations on typography.


Cheetyr: a handy collection of cheatsheets and shortcuts to speed up the work of designers and developers.


Can advertising do good?


After work for Tumblr has gone unpaid, designer Alex Griendling issues a plea for transparency among creatives.


What happens when creative partnerships explode.


An excerpt from “Hello, I am Erik,” Gestalten’s visual biography on Erik Spiekermann.


Photographer Robin Walker on approaching the problem of style.


UX Porn: a showcase of user interface design patterns sorted by categories.


The Colors of Motion: A site by Charlie Clark exploring the use of color in movies.


John Caserta reflects on the past hundred years that led up to today’s most galvanizing design, the smartphone.


WEEK OF AUGUST 18, 2014

The best fonts of 2014 according to Designmodo.


Agency creatives are going back to school to learn digital skills.


Tina Essmaker on wrestling with creative satisfaction.


Nine original Bauhaus books available as PDFs.


Gridlover: a tool to establish a typographic system with modular scale and vertical rhythm.


Designer Deborah Sussman has died.


Judging a designer by his covers: Kurt Andersen interviews designer Peter Mendelsund.


InVision interview with Dan Leon Krause, art director at Razorfish.


Teaser trailer for “Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six” an upcoming documentary on movie poster design.


Designer/educator Meredith Davis on our shared responsibility for moving the industry forward.


Typ.io: What font goes with what?


JWT Atlanta’s Todd Copilevitz says “native advertising is further proof we’ve lost our way.”


Vanseo Design’s Steven Bradley on why freelance web designers need to adjust to a changing market for their services.


The FWA interviews The Barbarian Group’s Sarah Grant.


WEEK OF AUGUST 11, 2014

AIGA Centennial Voices: short personal essays on the past, present and future of design.


24 design-focused videos to spark your imagination.


Celebrating Paul Rand’s 100th birthday.


Supercool Creative Agency’s David Murdico cites eight reasons to love the ad industry right now.


Rethinking news design, a Q&A with García Media founder Mario García.


How much does it cost to make an app?


TEFF Lexicon: the world’s most expensive typeface.


Why ad agencies are starved for talent.


Berlow: Celebrating the work of Font Bureau’s founder and the recipient of the 2014 Type Directors Club medal.