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Design Inspiration From Vintage Valentine’s Day Cards

February 14, 2014 | By | 2 Comments">2 Comments

Today, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world.  It’s hard to ignore it even if you don’t celebrate it.  I decided to look into the story behind this major marketing holiday to get a better understanding of where it came from, how it originated and how it evolved into the marketing products celebrating a day of love.

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The Modern Rules of Branding & Web Design

January 31, 2014 | By | 2 Comments">2 Comments

In addition to teaching us what to do when evaluating a claim to knowledge, any good baloney detection kit must also teach us what not to do. It helps us recognize the most common and perilous fallacies of logic and rhetoric. Many good examples can be found in religion and politics, because their practitioners are so often obliged to justify two contradictory propositions.

The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (public library)

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Finding the Perfect Font

December 20, 2013 | By | One Comment">One Comment

“I think it is generally agreed that picture writing was the beginning of our lettering. You might wish to communicate something to someone at a distance. If you have no letters or none common both to you & your correspondent, what else can you do but draw a picture? — the language of pictures is common to all. After a time your pictures are used to signify words and not simply things, and as the system develops and communications become more precise, the pictures become simpler and simpler, more & more conventional, and they come to signify single sounds rather than whole words. And the pictures, by now, have ceased to be pictures. They are, by now, hardly recognizable as representations of things: they are conventional signs, & their pictorial origin is forgotten.”

–Eric Gill, An Essay on Typography, 1936 (public library)

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