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Typography

IBM’s New Custom Typeface Plex

IBM’s new font shares a lot of the little details which made their Paul Rand logo so great.

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Design

Bonsai Contracts

Bonsai provides freelance work contract templates for creative freelancers like designers and developers. Sounds pretty cool, will give it a try on our next project for sure.

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Design

Screenings

Screenings is a new site that collects presentations and talks on design. A great resource for anyone needing a mid-day kick in the ass to do more.

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Web Design

IM Creator XPS

IM Creator’s XPS looks to be an interesting visual website design tool akin to Squarespace‘s visual editor. I have only used Squarespace on a handful of website and the biggest drawback is their monthly billing over buying the software outright. XPS seems to be more affordable for developers and has a great free option for students and non-corporate work. Personally I’m getting sick and tired of all this website building with code and long for the future when the tools will be more akin to InDesign than the movie Hackers.

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Books Design

Typophonic – Album Cover Typography

Typophonic is a site about album cover typography. It is great and an awesome place to find retro inspiration. If you are a fan of Jazz covers, might I suggest Tashen’s Jazz Covers book. The print version is very expensive, but the iPad version is cheap and beautiful!

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Design

Futuramo Icons

Who Doesn’t like free icons? Well Futuramo is a collection of a free and paid set to bury you in great little icons.

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Web Design

Top Pens of 2014 on CodePen

Top Pens of 2014 on CodePen are just that. There is a pretty impressive range of code and features in the selections. Definitely worth a look.

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Web Design

CSS Guidelines

css guidelines

CSS Guidelines: High-level advice and guidelines for writing sane, manageable, scalable CSS. Pretty great advice here for those constructing well documented collaborative stylesheets.

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Design Film

Designing for The Grand Budapest Hotel

Designing for The Grand Budapest Hotel (Creative Review) is a fascinating look at the incredible and whimsical work of Annie Atkins, a Dublin based designer. (via The Fox is Black)

Grand Budapest Hotel Collage

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Design

Massimo and Lella Vignelli Talk Design

One of my favorite graphic design teams Massimo and Lella Vignelli talk about creativity, design, and social responsibility. One of my favorite things about Massimo is that he only uses around 5 typefaces – that’s it. The typefaces of his entire career can be summed up with the same precision as his work.