Isn’t this a site? After all this time I am finally putting into practice my own principles of code, design and communication.
The trouble is there is much to be said about many things, not all design, not all code, not all connected communications. So I will try to keep up on all this in a meaningful way.
My freelance design (arc digital) and teaching (web & multimedia) is a great way to stay busy in these fields.
Email me, mark, with thoughts.[ info at arcdigital dot com ].
Resources for Textpatern users.
Simple. Be smarter today than yesterday.
Good typography is something that is obvious and ignored when it is done well. When it is done poorly, you can’t get past it.
The majority of word processors in this world do not know enough about typography. The word processors adopt some generic settings that infect everything that is typed or printed. The result is so much of the printed materials look the same.
There are many resources out there to help improve the printed word. Here are a couple that I ran across recently. Not the definitive list by any means, and I will take some time to add to the list as time permits.
With all the noise that is the ‘net today, it is a wonder that anyone particular voice stands out. I know you can find the tabloid sites, provocative blogs and those who just want to make noise. But I contend it is harder than ever to be heard or to say something memorable. READ MORE …
Good design needs to have visual logic.
In other words the pieces should deliberately placed to enhance and promote the message. Now how successful I am at achieving that goal depends on your personal interpretation. But that is why design and art is an infinitely interesting human endeavor.
These are samples of work done for a variety of clients.
Go to 99designs, #1 for Logo Design
The web, texting, Twitter and Facebook have become the proverbial psych couch. You no longer have to make an appointment to see you analyst. You no longer have to wait for your emotions and angst to bottle up and turn you to the dark side. You can now express yourself immediately, with lots of people listening.