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Words and phrases in common use which originated in the field of typography

I’m a designer, but even I didn’t know that words like cliché and stereotype come from the world of printing. #typography #design #language #history

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I just bought myself a new graphic tablet – an XP-Pen G640. It was on special offer at Amazon.

Their support website sold me on it. They actually update their driver software regularly.

Will let you all know how I get on with it.

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Hellvetica—guaranteed to make graphic designers break out in a cold sweat! 🖥😱

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Accessibility for Vestibular Disorders: How My Temporary Disability Changed My Perspective

An extreme example, perhaps, but the author highlights a lot of issues that are applicable to everyone. Accessibility should be the default, not an afterthought.

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Doing magazine layout work, which means opening up InDesign. An application that I tolerate because it’s currently the best tool for the job. I’m looking forward to trying out Affinity Publisher once it’s released.

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Practical vs. Pretty: Finding Balance Between Features and Design

These days, I’m becoming less and less interested in the apps with the most features. Features mean nothing if I don’t enjoy using the app. I don’t think I’m alone in this.

‘Form follows function’.

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Sean Adams’s The Designer’s Dictionary of Type explains famous fonts

Adding this to my wish-list. I’m a serious typography geek. 😀

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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 Arrives with a Version for Mac Too – Thurrott.com

A blast from the past! Will be interesting to see how this new offering fares on Mac. Cheaper than Adobe’s Creative Cloud, but dearer than Affinity Designer / Photo.

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The deadly truth about a world built for men – from stab vests to car crashes – Life and style – The Guardian

James Brown was right when he sang “It’s A Man’s World”… but it turns out that it’s woman who is nothing, or rather absent from data modelling.