Browsing Archive: June, 2017

Typographic Aggression!

Posted by Erich Shelton on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, In : Humour 

Recently, Ikea unveiled its new catalogue, and designers began complaining almost immediately. To laymen, the problem is probably almost invisible: Ikea has changed its official font from Futura—with its tony design pedigree—to Verdana.

So what? Verdana was designed as on on-screen font for Microsoft. And while it's serviceable in that context, it was never meant for print. Designers would liken that move to driving a Honda Civic around a racetrack—sure the Civic might be a fine family c...
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Typefaces of the Homeless

Posted by Erich Shelton on Sunday, June 4, 2017, In : Inspiration 
Typefaces based on the handwriting of homeless people in Barcelona are up for sale at All proceeds go to the Arrels Foundation, an organization for the benefit of Barcelona's homeless. 

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Beginning Graphic Design: Typography

Posted by Erich Shelton on Thursday, June 1, 2017, In : Video 
This is a nicely presented little video, laying out the basics of typography. While I don't necessarily agree with everything that is said within the video, like leading, it is still fun to watch if you are a beginner at typography. Enjoy!

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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.’