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Andrea Drugay on “Bringing the Light”

It’s our job to offer solutions to poorly worded experiences, but it’s also our job to maintain the integrity of our writing by refusing to write copy that deliberately misleads users. If you’re a writer in a situation where you need to push back, here’s some language that could be helpful to use, depending on …

Interactive Typography Cheatsheet

I saw this really cool, interactive, single-serving site that explains with a tap the various parts of typographic anatomy. Ligatures! Bowls! Serifs! Crotch! Crotch? Crotch. This is incredibly helpful to me as someone who loves hand lettering/calligraphy and typography in general, because, cards-on-the-table time, I never remember what these pieces and parts are called, ever. …

Mike Monteiro on Edge Cases

A designer does not believe in edge cases. When you decide who you’re designing for, you’re making an implicit statement about who you’re not designing for. For years we referred to people who weren’t crucial to our products’ success as “edge cases”. We were marginalizing people. And we were making a decision that there were people …

This might be the best business card ever created.

I saw these business cards on Brand New for an Italian cooking instructor. They’re made of lasagna and laser-etched with the contact info. I have cause to believe this is the world’s best business card. Why: Clever and inventive Direct and to-the-point The medium is the message, like our old buddy Marshall McLuhan would tell …