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The members of NCPA will convene in Raleigh March 20-22 at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley. (Site of the 2018 convention which held record crowds.) NCPA continues a tradition of offering free … more
Some typefaces are just downright strange. Like Curlz. I just can’t bring myself to believe that someone was serious about designing that one. more
Alphabet Inc.’s Google is planning to introduce an ad-blocking feature in the mobile and desktop versions of its popular Chrome web browser, according to people familiar with the … more
I’m always amused—and a bit disappointed—when someone tells me “I just love breaking the rules” of design. More often than not, that person isn’t breaking any … more
Ernest Hemingway: “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”W. Somerset Maugham: “There are three rules for writing well. Unfortunately, no one … more
In recent columns, I’ve listed text typefaces to toss and text typefaces I recommend. Does it matter? Is the right text typeface—used in the right way— really that important? Yes. It. … more
Contrast helps to create focal points on a page and a hierarchy for what readers will see first. Here are several ways to create contrast in your design.Contrast of Size. The largest headline on a … more
A reader emailed to mention that I’d recently written a column listing New Century Schoolbook (among others) as a typeface to toss, but that I hadn’t suggested a text face that might be … more
During the past few years—and only for certain clients—I’ve been suggesting they get away from the traditional half-point frame for photos. The option I recommend is a photo frame with a soft drop shadow. Why? A few reasons... more
One of the presentations we set for this year’s institute was titled : “Ed’s Top 10 Design Tips…and Maybe More.” And here’s a chance for me to share some of them with you. Over the years, these tend to become more or less important. Tip number 1 may slip to tip number 5…tip number 7 may become tip number 3. But these are all worth keeping in the top 10…for now - more
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