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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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More reasons why we need to proofread and need graphic designers

Posted by Erich Shelton on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, In : Humour 
One can only hope that the top image has been Photoshopped. Nevertheless I thought it was funny. Surely somebody isn't that inept!

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NOT Proofreading is Costly!

Posted by Erich Shelton on Monday, May 29, 2017, In : Humour 

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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.’