Today in Design - Top Articles RoundUp 1 April 2015
The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke.
- The Alphabet Poster ProjectThe Ryman Eco initiative aims to encourage design community to adopt world’s most beautiful sustainable font.
The Alphabet Poster Project sees 26 handpicked typographers, designers and art directors each creating a unique poster featuring one letter from the Ryman Eco Alphabet.
- A Simple Trick for Optimizing SVG FilesOne way to shave off a few extra bytes from a web page is to optimize SVG files.Tags: SVG Vector WebDesign
- 6 Short Books for Graphic Designers
These books are by no means the be all, end all to Design related books so I encourage you to post some of your favorite books in the comments section below. As either a fellow “Design Book Fanatic” like myself, or a someone who really just doesn’t read much at all, I hope this short but extremely awesome list gets you started. Without further ado, I give you 6 of my favorite short design related books. Why only 6 you ask? Well, I like even numbers.
- How to Create Unforgettable Interface CopyA well designed interface needs an equally elegant voice. Jerry talks about the elements that make for great interface copy.Tags: UI UX copywriting
- Fiction University: The Dark Side of Digital
The entire publishing industry, from publishers through to agents, is going to base more and more of its acquisition, editorial, and marketing decisions on Big Data (I call this The Hollywood Syndrome, and have written about it on my blog2). If, for instance, it turns out that books in which the villain has a cat enjoy a higher finish rate, trad pubbed authors are going to come under a lot of pressure to make their villains ailurophiles.
- This Swedish power plant will warm hearts with rainbowsThis is the latest example we’ve seen of Northern Europe acting like its living 15 years in the future: a gorgeous biomass power plant encased in a rainbow-colored geodesic dome. The project was…Tags: inspiration
- 5 Small Changes You Can Make to Be Way More ProductiveBut we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to.Tags: Productivity timemgmt