Saturday, June 20, 2009

Update Fail and Links

Yeah, so I kind of failed at updating this week. I just feel bad always posting old stuff, since it seems like kind of a cop-out. But the trouble is, the only new stuff I'm really doing at the moment is for my internship and I'm not allowed to post it online. So it's kind of a dilemma.

However, I think for this post I'll stop being completely narcissistic and talk about other people for a change, namely recommend design books and podcasts and things that I've found helpful and you guys might like too.

Thinking With Type by Ellen Lupton
http://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Type-Critical-Designers-Students/dp/1568984480/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1245553038&sr=8-3
This is the first book about typeography I read, and it's a really good introduction to the formal things about type. It has sections about the history of type, the parts of the letterforms, and paragraph and book formatting. I really can't recommend it enough for someone who wants an introduction to type in a way that's not completely dull (there are lots of pictures!).

Read Between the Leading Podcast
http://readbetweentheleading.com/
This is a podcast about typography. Yes, it's one of the dorkiest things you can listen to. It's hosted by Aaron Heth and Matt McInerney, two students at Savannah College of Art and Design (I think that's what SCAD stands for. Please correct me if I'm wrong.) It's nice that it's hosted by students because they don't claim to know everything and they talk a lot about design education, which, being an art student, is something I'm quite interested in. They also get some really interesting and prominent guests on the show, like John Boardley from ILoveTypography (see below). Also, none of the shows are over an hour, so it stays interesting without dragging on for too long.

ILoveTypegraphy
http://ilovetypography.com/
This blog is probably the best typography blog out there. It has so much information and John posts mega-awesome-long posts with links to tons of work you never would have see otherwise. It's a really great place to go for inspiration or just to be jealous of other people's talents.

I think that's all I'll write for today. Let me know if you like this kind of post and maybe I can make it a weekly thing.

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