Young Woman or Old? That depends on your interpretation. Young people tend to see a young girl; older people, an elderly lady. With effort, you can switch from one to the other: the young woman's chin becomes the old woman's nose; the old woman's mouth, a band on the neck of the young woman. By American psychologist E.G. Boring
A recent study by Ascender Corp. found that the 10 most popular typeface families used on the front page of newspapers are: Franklin Gothic, Poynter, Futura, Helvetica, Century, Utopia, Times, Nimrod, Bureau and Interstate. Many of these typefaces were designed specifically for newspapers - the letterforms include features for legibility that address the challenges of reproduction on newsprint.
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I'd like to congratulate the winners of the The 2004 Adobe Design Achievement Awards. For me the most interesting was the work of the print category first place winner G. Dan Covert from the California College of the Arts. He was looking for the reasons why our profession, Graphic Design is not appreciated.
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I get inspiration from number of things, but I can easily identify one area that clearly gives me a lot of inspiration. Nature. But not the romantic kind with sunsets and beaches. I'm very much inspired by the scientific approach to nature. How it works, the variety of forms and textures it presents.