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Sanskit grammar

Need a quick C-note?

Kevin Pease of Designrants points out the following excellent opportunity—which, oddly, he doesn’t wish to take!—for an up-and-coming type designer to make a few bucks and gain some experience for his or her résumé: The project is for outputing a variant Typeface from an existing open source Typeface, where the variant is replacing only 1 […]

The first time a bong has appeared on Nextbook?

The first time a bong has appeared on Nextbook?

The lovely Vanessa Davis has drawn a three-page comic for Nextbook.org to celebrate Purim. You do not need to know much about Purim to know that this is awesome.

Join the Semicolon Appreciation Society; look sharp.

Join the Semicolon Appreciation Society; look sharp.

See? I told you Erin is brilliant. She’s made not only T-shirts but also stickers for the Semicolon Appreciation Society, so you can upgrade the punctuation on signs.

Brilliant.

Brilliant.

keming. (kĕm'-ĭng). n. The result of improper kerning. Coined by David Friedman at Ironic Sans. (via the also brilliant Erin McKean) Photo: untitled [New Sicilian Pizza 7.99] by Joseph Robertson; some rights reserved. He has a fabulous typographic Flickr set.

Search Engine Terms, 2/23/2008

Search Engine Terms, 2/23/2008

This makes me happy.

The Impotence of Proofreading

(via Making Light’s particle beam)

Picky, picky

Picky, picky

Yesterday afternoon, I ran into a fellow designer who was chatting on the street with a friend who works in the kitchen at a high-end restaurant known for its sushi. As I walked up, my friend informed me that the chef had just popped the “So, do you pick the fonts?” question, and the chef […]

The other kind of interior design

Decorating when you have the Design Disease. See also, if you haven’t yet, Mr. Terrett’s earlier lovely post explaining the nature of the Design Disease.

If anyone's still at a loss as to what to get me

for Ramakwanzachanamas, let me just give you a hint: 12-inch, orange. The poor little guy needs to be reunited with his family! (Via Awesome!) On a more intellectual note (I like to keep the tone high around here, as you know), my friend Sarah G-P just redirected me to Eve Corbel’s Lesser-Known Editing and Proofreading […]

"Can you make the design 17% better?"

There’s a hooting good collection of design-related overheards at AdVerbatims, and you’re encouraged to submit your own. I’ve never worked in advertising, but a lot of these sound awfully familiar. [Via Graphic Design Bar, who got it from Veer.]