Founded in 2012, Russian-based self-publishing company Readymag began with a simple idea: self-publishers should have access to a quality service that provides elegant design and an easy-to-use interface. To inspire further learning on what makes good design, Readymag recently created the R/m Design School, an online series of educational projects on fundamental design concepts. On the main page, visitors are treated to a video background and a pictorial navigation system, allowing quick access to different lessons. Once inside, Readymag renders R/m Design School in a long, scrolling format, keeping readers in the lesson plan’s flow. The entire website was designed and published using Readymag’s services, allowing the in-house creative team to focus on content and design without having to hire developers or write code. Currently only one lesson is available on the website—an in-depth look at typeface combinations and why specific combinations work, such as Futura and Garamond—but more articles will be available in the coming year.
Language Dept.’s site for the architecture design firm presents a lush visual tour of its portfolio.