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WEEK OF APRIL 14, 2014

Letter to a Junior Designer: Career advice from Twitter product designer Cennydd Bowles.

Prototypo: a streamlined online typeface editor.

Differentiate or Die? Happy Cog CEO Greg Hoy on why so many digital design agencies are struggling.

Out of 550 new releases it announced last year, Typecache picks its 20 favorite fonts of 2013.

Wally Olins, a tribute.

Typekit Practice, a place where novices and experts alike can hone their typographic skills.

The evolution of viral advertising, a brief history of brand love.

Responsive Man: A satire on responsive design layout decisions.

The Great Discontent interviews designer, writer, curator and critic Ellen Lupton.

Firstborn ECD Dave Snyder on staying relevant in an ever-evolving industry.

Heap’s Ravi Parikh on how to lie with data visualization.

Photographer Ben Lowy on the impact and future of smartphone photography.

DigitasLBi’s Baba Shetty on adland’s minority leadership problem.

Designer Ben Brush on why the best time to start freelancing is now.

The TYPO Video Portal contains several presentations from last week’s TYPO San Francisco conference.

WEEK OF APRIL 07, 2014

The white lies agencies tell clients.

Infographic: The depth of the problem, the physical challenge in finding flight 370.

Belief’s Cali Pitchel on battling Peggy Olsen Syndrome.

How the BBC is exploiting young creatives.

Video: Lou Dorfsman's Gastrotypographicalassemblage at The Culinary Institute of America.

UX do’s and don’ts of using light typefaces.

Monotype’s creative type director, Steve Matteson on the challenges of designing fonts for wearables.

Collective Ray lead designer Wells Riley proposes Post Flat Design, a blending of skeuomorphic and flat to leverage the strengths of both.

Font War: Inside the design world’s $20 million divorce.

The most underrated skill for creatives? Jake Cook says empathy.

Adobe Typekit creative director Elliot Jay Stocks asks, Why have today’s designers stopped dreaming?

The Great Discontent interviews Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers design partner John Maeda.

Stupid Job Post: A Tumblr of the worst job posts collected by Workshop’s Robert Williams.

The ideal length for everything on the Internet.

WEEK OF MARCH 31, 2014

Font Bureau’s tribute to typographic pioneer Mike Parker.

ConversionXL head editor Tommy Walker on why “simple” websites are scientifically superior.

Video: Milton Glaser in conversation with Steve Heller, originally screened at OFFSET2014.

Why isn’t the wearable tech market taking off?

Interview with the creator of the banner ad, Joe McCambley, co-founder of The Wonderfactory.

The next FontShop website, now in beta.

Shape: A short film promoting design.

10 designers who changed the face of business, music and art.