Italics are probably the most common form of typographic emphasis and is used in both text and display settings. True-drawn italics are usually a unique and separate design from their Roman brethren. Aldus Manutius, a commercial printer, was looking for a way to fit more type onto a page and to reduce the price of his low-cost editions.
I maintain a digital visual diary in which most days I try to spend some time looking a visual design technique used in all types of medium. I have a subscription to Press Reader which allows me to access hundreds of magazines from around the world. Any design elements that I like I take screenshots and snippets from magazines or websites that I visit.
A monogram is a single symbol made up of one or more letters. Every aspect of an individual’s taste and fancy can be accommodated with a monogram. Monograms differ significantly, and there are of a great variety of design. There are so many different types and combinations of the same letters that no two persons with the same initials need to have the same monogram.
Our world is filled with a wondrous array of color, including the exterior adornment of our own abodes. From the iconic Rainbow Row in Charleston to Mexico’s nutty and shell-shaped Nautilus House, the homes that literally color our earth are beyond amazing. Source: Color Inspiration: Houses of Every Hue
[by Javier de Blas in La Rioja, Spain] I just accepted Uma Kekkar FB painting challenge sketching the view from my window on the toilet paper I alwys have in my watercolor box. I like the effect, specially on backlight. Challenges remove from yourmind the monotony of everyday practices. #paintingchallenge
Kitchen mini-makeover reveal // Jones Design Company Guest Suite Reveal // Claire Brody Designs One more image from the reveal above because it’s so good–but I’m not even giving away the best part, the bed. If you love color and pattern and layers you will love this makeover! Source: Inspiration
Freepix is a company that is dedicated to the creation and distributions of images, icons and vector graphics specifically for the graphic design field. It has become the world leader in this market. Only five years after it’s founding, it has become one of the largest professional suppliers of graphic
Aleksandr Rodchenko was a commercial as well as a fine artist. He was a proponent of the Russian constructivist art movement. The term ” constructivism” came about because the artists claimed they riveted the images together in the manner of engineers not artists. In the early years of the Russian
Facebook Christmas present for geeks is a new Facebook Messenger camera app that incorporates new features such as 3D masks and special effects. It is not just Japanese school girls but every day more than 2,500 million emoji are sent in Facebook Messenger. Among them, include those incorporating motifs