Browsing Archive: January, 2017

10 steps toward good typography

Posted by Erich Shelton on Sunday, January 29, 2017, In : Video 
Here's a nice little video covering the very basics of good typography. It is especially helpful for those who are new to design. Click here!
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The Prints and the Pauper: Johannes Gutenberg and the invention of movable type

Posted by Erich Shelton on Monday, January 16, 2017, In : Educational 

I found the below article on I Love Typography and have copied it here for your convenience. To see the original article, please visit I Love Typography's excellent website. Keith Houston, the author, is the founder of His latest book, The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time, is available now from W.W. Norton & Co.

In 1450, Johannes Gutenberg entered into an agreement with on...

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Shadow Type Book Review

Posted by Erich Shelton on Friday, January 13, 2017, In : Video 
With this book, enjoy more than 300 typography examples of dimensional lettering incorporating elements of relief and shadow from Europe and the United States. The examples come from a variety of sources, from type-specimen books and billboards, to shop signs and posters, all of which were created between the nineteenth and mid-twentieth century. Here’s an inspiring promo of the book and what you may expect to find within its pages:

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The History of Typography

Posted by Erich Shelton on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, In : Video 
A paper letter-animation about the history of typography.

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Me, Who Else?

Erich Shelton I am a retired adjunct professor from the University of Southern Indiana, located in Evansville. My favourite subjects to teach are obviously ‘Typography’ as well as ‘Graphic Design History’, 'Senior Seminar' and ‘Computer Illustration.’