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There's Nothing Average About the Avería Font

With the exception of its name, which apparently is a Spanish word related to the root of the word "average." Dan Sayers' choice of this for his new font makes sense, given that the font is derived, through somewhat tricky manipulations, by averaging the character outlines from all 725 fonts on his computer. You'd think the result of this would be a horrendous muddle but to most eyes Avería in fact can provide a pleasing effect (okay, the lowercase m is a bit dodgy, I'll admit).

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Good Design in Practice

Adapted from Good Design: Deconstructing Form and Function and What Makes Good Design Work (Rockport Publishers)

By Terry Marks

IDENTITY
HAZLITZ BESPOKE STATIONERY
BROWN DESIGN, LONDON

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A Designer by Any Other Name...

Adapted from POP: How Graphic Design Shapes Popular Culture (Allworth Press)

By Steven Heller, Tom Brokaw

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Logo Design: Elements of a Creative Design Brief

Adapted from Smashing Logo Design: The Art of Creating Visual Identities (Wiley)

By Gareth Hardy

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Design by Nature: The How and Why of Meaning

Adapted from Design by Nature: Using Universal Forms and Principles in Design (New Riders)

By Maggie Macnab

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10 Things You Need to Know About Compositing in Photoshop

Adapted from Photoshop Compositing Secrets (Peachpit Press)

By Matt Kloskowski

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Logo Design: Idea Generation

Adapted from Brand Identity Essentials:100 Principles for Designing Logos and Building Brands (Rockport Publishers)

By Kevin Budelmann, Yang Kim, Curt Wozniak

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Typographic Illustration

Adapted from Type Rules!: The Designer's Guide to Professional Typography, 3rd Edition (John Wiley & Sons)

By Ilene Strizver

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Universal Principles of Design: Interference Effects, Inverted Pyramid, Iteration and Law of Prägnanz

Adapted from Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated (Rockport Publishers)

By William Lidwell, Kritina Holden and Jill Butler


Interference Effects

A phenomenon in which mental processing is made slower and less accurate by competing mental processes.

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Design Entrepreneur Profile: Paul Budnitz of Kidrobot

Adapted from The Design Entrepreneur: Turning Graphic Design Into Goods That Sell (Rockport)

By Steven Heller and Lita Talarico


Paul Budnitz is the founder of Kidrobot in New York that produces limited-edition toys and apparel, fusing graphic design, fine art, illustration, industrial design, graffiti, and music. Over the past five years, he has launched a Kidrobot store and gallery in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

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