The Joys of Survey Creation – SoGoSurvey Reviewed
By     |    Dec 3, 2013
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The Joys of Survey Creation – SoGoSurvey Reviewed

Let’s be honest: creating an online survey is not fun. It takes quite a bit of planning, testing, and promoting, plus they are often tedious to set up. But as an editor for Flip the Media, a blog about media, technology and culture, I have to create surveys every now and then, so I had to look for a tool that did the job. First stop in that case is […]

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iOS7 Makes it Official: Flat Design is Mainstream. So, What’s Next?
By     |    Sep 25, 2013
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iOS7 Makes it Official: Flat Design is Mainstream. So, What’s Next?

The online world is flat. First it was just some simple monochrome tiles swimming in a shiny sea. Then came along clear and confident typography. Now drop shadows are dropping and gradients are disintegrating faster than you can hit the update button in the app store. Even Apple, the world’s finest purveyor of glossy buttons and lush textures is going flat in the newly released iOS 7. But the web […]

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Yahoo’s 30 Days of Fonts
By     |    Aug 19, 2013
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Yahoo’s 30 Days of Fonts

Yahoo is trying really hard to reinvent itself. So it doesn’t come as a big surprise that the former internet giant is also about to unveil a new logo. After all, every self-respecting rebranding comes with a new logo. In this case it is a little bit more interesting because Yahoo’s logo is all about the font. In fact, Yahoo is currently in the midst of presenting 30 different logos […]

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Amazing Alphabets
By     |    Feb 4, 2013
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Amazing Alphabets

When working on a font – even if on a hiatus like mine – it can get a little bit monotonous. Luckily we have something called the Internet which keeps throwing out amazing new inspirational material. Just look at these two videos. Here is version number two.

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Taking the next step – attack of the Glyphs
By     |    Jan 8, 2013
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Taking the next step – attack of the Glyphs

After a rather long Christmas hiatus, I’m glad to report that a) I haven’t given up on the font (in case anybody was wondering) and b) there is actually some progress. First, I finished the complete revision and refinement of the lowercase letters. For comparison, check out the “first draft” from November below: It is still pretty generic and “unpolished”. The width of the stems seem too dominant. The round […]

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Progress … of sorts
By     |    Dec 20, 2012
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Progress … of sorts

Alright, making a font is not always fun. Ok, many people would probably say it is never fun. But there is a time in every creative project where you are ready to just give up. Don’t worry I’m not quite there yet but it certainly was not easy-going the past two weeks. Two reasons: a little bit of doubt about the “uniqueness” and quality of the work so far, plus […]

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The A-Team
By     |    Dec 10, 2012
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The A-Team

After a week of frantic end-of-term scrambling, I finally got some time to work on the details of the font. The idea here is to distill the essence of each letter while simultaneously refining the overall character of the typeface. Below, you see my own personal a-team, with the first (top left) probably the closest to my work so far. Now, if you think these letters are pretty generic you […]

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Terrific Typography Time-lapse
By     |    Nov 30, 2012
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Terrific Typography Time-lapse

So far I just put out a few letters here and there but not a complete alphabet. No more. This font time-lapse video below is my first attempt at a full set of letters. The video itself is only 48 seconds long but the actual drawing took much longer. Go ahead, take a look and see if you can spot the parrot. For a little bit of explanation: I’m using […]

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The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog – literally and for real
By     |    Nov 25, 2012
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The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog – literally and for real

It has been suspiciously quiet on this blog for a week so here is a quick update from the road. Yes, I have been travelling across the country for Thanksgiving (without much luck when it comes to flight connections, I might add). And no, I have not given up on the font, I’m still working on it. In fact, I have been drawing the full lowercase alphabet – visual examples […]

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I Shot the Serif – Type nerd gaming alert
By     |    Nov 16, 2012
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I Shot the Serif – Type nerd gaming alert

Let’s face it: typography is a little bit of an acquired taste (but a good one). It’s full of obscure specialist terms. Designers can argue forever about what seems to others like a minor detail. But there is also a more playful side to it. If you believe or not, there are actually quite a few typography games out there – as apps or on the web. Many have an […]

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