Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Tweps with Smart LogoType Avatar

I've been following the tweets from some Twitter users who are mostly designers and today I want to share with you the Tweps who have amazing logotype avatar for your inspiration. Here are the embeded list of their latest tweet and follow them if you like :) Read More







Saturday, October 27, 2012

5 Free Art Deco Fonts

Art Deco architecture movement was started in Europe in the first decade of the 20th century and its aesthetic is often characterized by stylized and geometric shapes. The influence of this modern and elegant style also can be seen in typography. The 'Art Deco' font/typeface is always used in display designs with the retro feel and look as their decorative nature. Here are just a few of them and I meant only list the simplest look of Art Deco font which you can download for free. Uppercase typeface, highly condensed and fairly low or extreme high horizontal crossbars are mostly their characteristic. Read More

Aprille Display

Aprille Display is a set of Art Deco style font with geometric look on the glyphs and numeral characters. Some characters are as roundy as solid circle and some are condensed with high crossbar. Pretty simple one.

Hill House

Hill House font is designed based on the distinctive handwriting of Glasgow architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928). You can embed it for a web design project with Cufon or with @font-face. Another font embedding kits are also accessible on Typekit and Kernest.

Magna


Magna is created with a unique "vintage" style. The typeface is categorized as black condensed and the set contains capital characters and the numerals are very much stylized but keeping their entire construction dead simple.

SF Speakeasy

Speakeasy is a distinctive bold Art Deco type family where you can also download the oblique set. Each of them consist of 202 Glyphs and that's a fairly big number compared to the other font listed here.

Valencia

Valencia is condensed typeface that has 5 weights, with matching obliques for each weight. Its uniqueness stems from it's low horizontal crossbars and its full-circle curves.


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Friday, October 12, 2012

Simplify Paths in Illustrator

Live Trace in Illustrator can have complex settings. The traced object often gets lots of anchor points and the jagged edges even you thought you have did your best to use the Tracing Preset. Here's a quick tips that I want to share with you. Read More







After your vector object is traced, just go to Object > Path > Simplify and set the values of the Curve Precision and Angle Threshold.



You can also compare the simplified vector object with the original one by clicking the Show Original checkbox in Options. You'll see the outline of the original object vector surrounding or in linear layer with the simplified object vector, just to make you easier to further edit some of the anchor paths.  
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Monday, August 20, 2012

Little Black Font Book

HFT Type Foundry just released their first book: 'Little Black Font Book Volume 01'. You'll see a great collection of fonts composed beautifully within red, white and black as also already known as the color identity of HypeForType. It's pretty compact to keep anywhere you want, yet it comes as good typography inspiration whenever you need it!
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I'm pretty excited to have the copy of this handy resourceful typography book soon! If you're thinking the same as I am, just Buy it from Amazon ;)


See the rest of the page previews here. Don't forget to also check their latest blog post update: Best Free Fonts to Download 2012 from HypeForType

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Working with Guide Tool in Illustrator

You must be familiar with Guide Tool in Illustrator. But have you consider yourself using this feature optimally to speed up productivity, to help organize and accurate place your illustrations, and be more precise when creating artwork in Illustrator?

Here are some Illustrator Tutorials to better understand the function of Guide Tool, its customization and to learn what kind of things that you can actually make with the help of Guide Tool.

Feel free to post a comment below if you have your own quick tips to work with Guides in Illustrator, or if you want to share other tutorial resources with everyone!

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Random Gradients vol. 2


It was started as experimental small project back then, and the result was a set of Random Gradients vol. 1 as part of Graphic Identity's Free Design Box post series. It's about time I share another set of Photoshop Random Gradients vol. 2.

Even they are randomized in colors, I decided to make simplified gradient set without too much effects since I think it will be more applicable to your design. There are 100 gradients included and they're free to download.

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All of Graphic Identity's 'Free Design Box' files are FREE (for personal or commercial use). But please read: Legal Usage to employ Graphic Identity's 'Free Design Box' files before you decide to download the files.

If you like my Free Design Box post series please give comment before you download them because I will appreciate any feedback from you.


Graphic Identity - Random Gradients vol 2.rar (3.72 KB)
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Graphic Identity - Random Gradients vol 2.zip (4.62 KB)
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Graphic Identity - Random Gradients vol 2.grd (70.41 KB)
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