Songwriting is about inspiration.
Write songs as the ones who inspired you before. The Songwriters fonts have been created to give musicians inspiration. Writing lyrics with the handwriting of influential songwriters helps imagination to develop. Being in the mood of Bowie, Cobain, Cohen, Gainsbourg, Lennon, might be purely imaginative… but that’s precisely the point.
This is what I love about the internet. Amazing, creative people sharing what they’re passionate about. Kudos.
Jobs’s work with legendary designer Paul Rand taught him lessons that any designer, client, or entrepreneur should take to heart.
The year is 1986. Steve Jobs meets Paul Rand, the genius responsible for branding IBM, UPS, and Westinghouse. Having just been ousted from Apple, Steve asks Rand to create a logo for his new company, Next Inc. Rand accepts the job. Over the following months–and years–Jobs would learn from Rand, who came of age in a very different era of company-building. Those lessons would include how to brand a startup, but also what a logo can–and can not–do for a company. In this 1993 interview, Jobs talks about the experience.
With the advent of an amazing camera like the iPhone 7 Plus has built-in, and how many people use it whist traveling and eating, it’s great to see a magazine of this stature showing off what can be done with this amazing device.
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From the master type designers at H&Co, thirty-nine striking examples of brand typography. Just the web site design alone is worth checking out.
As a bonus, this exchange on Twitter between H&Co. and Louie Mantia is a great conversation on the art and science of typography.
After many years of using behemoth font managers for Mac OS, I’ve decided to go minimal and try RightFont. So far, so good. It’s not gonna preview 600 faces at one time or do any major auto-activation in Adobe Creative Cloud, but it has some handy features and can help you use Google Fonts as well. Free to try at https://rightfontapp.com/.
Here is a collection of stock photo sources that offer photography provided as Public Domain under the Creative Common Zero license. These can be great resources for design and inspiration. Continue reading “Free Stock Photo Sources”