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Discover Isotype, the 1920s Attempt to Create a Universal Language with Stylish Icons & Graphic Design

  How long has mankind dreamed of an international language? The first answer that comes to mind, of course, dates that dream to the time of the Biblical story of the Tower of Babel. If you don't happen to believe that humanity was made to speak a variety of mutually incomprehensible tongues as punishment for … Continue reading Discover Isotype, the 1920s Attempt to Create a Universal Language with Stylish Icons & Graphic Design

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Bezier curve the maths of the “Pen Tool”

The Bezier Curve is the mathematics behind the "Pen Tool" a graphic designer's primary drawing tool. A Bezier Curve is a curved line in which its shape is defined by a mathematical equation.  They are used in vector applications such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop as well as InDesign and Quark Express. It consists of two anchor points and levers that control the angle at which the curves leaves the end points.  Without Bezier curves it would be almost impossible to produce the multitude of unique and beautiful designs.

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ISOTYPE – An International Graphic Language

  Isotype is a system of symbols that was an effort to create an international graphic language to make pictorial statistics accessible to a mass audience. The icons and symbols that are used on computers, phones and tablets all pay homage to those pictograms that were first designed during the 1920's for Isotype. A Visual … Continue reading ISOTYPE – An International Graphic Language