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Art of Design #37: In Typography, Context is Everything

(Or: How Having a Baby Made One Designer Appreciate Comic Sans.)

Vincent Connare’s simple and innocent type face has long been thought of as one of the low points of good taste in design. People who don’t even know what "sans" means are quite willing to pass judgment on this humble font.

Art of Design #36: Hotel Letterheads From the Past

Letterhead is one of those ubiquitous components of businesses around the world. They go hand-in-hand with business cards to help a company communicate with the outside world: its customers, vendors and suppliers, even competitors.

The letterhead is where you’ll find the essential information of a company such as the name, address, phone and most likely a logo – maybe even a motto or some intelligent line of copy that helps position the firm in the mind of the reader.

Our Daily Best: Week of September 19th

Football season is gearing up. Baseball season is winding down. It’s that transitional period signaling the onset of autumn. Fall officially begins September 22, 10:49 A.M. EDT so be on the lookout for those brilliantly colored leaves that look so beautiful on someone else’s front lawn. (And remember to clear them out of your rain gutters before winter!)

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Art of Design #35: The Los Angeles Printers Fair

The Third Annual Los Angeles Printers Fair will be held at the International Printing Museum in Carson, California. Vendors from every corner of the country will exhibit their wares along with local vendors and artists. Admission is a mere $5.

The LA Printers Fair is the premier place to discover all that is available for book artists, letterpress printers, and others.

The Art of Design #29: Wanna Be A Printhead? Then You Gotta Wear Your Printer’s Hat!

Long ago, printers couldn’t just grab a baseball cap with the company logo. They had to resort to what they had on hand. So those who worked in print shops, where the air was filled with an inky mist when the presses rolled, used what they had in abundance: paper!…

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