Neville Brody pushes the boundaries of type

Neville Brody doesn’t want you to think outside the box: it would appear he’d prefer you do something like tear it up, tape it back together, spray paint it, wear it as a hat, and then throw it out. Brody wants designers to decide what to do with their own boxes. Since we’ve moved from a physical to digital space, Brody feels that experimentation has given way to an engineering approach. “Facebook feels very much like a grown up version of AOL.” The world starts to look the same.


Yves Peters: Trajan in Movie Posters

A few years ago Yves Peters noticed a demand from people to know what typefaces are being used on movie posters. So he started blogging about it on the FontFeed blog.
When you start looking at movie posters all the time, you start noticing some pretty major trends. If the movie is a comedy, it will most likely include large, chubby red or blue type. If it’s a romantic comedy, the font will mostly likely be serif. Indie films? More than likely you can expect some sort of hand-rendered Helvetica or Gotham. But, Yves notes, all type aside, if there are two people laying in bed on the movie poster. You can almost be guaranteed there won’t be any action.

Heath Kessler

Heath Kessler The Pendulum Swings Back: Creating Opportunities for an Online Community in the “Real World”

First of all, I think you need to know that, by his own admission, Heath loves the word “verdant.” Because he likes green, growing things. In fact, as attendees of his session discovered, he seems to like vibrant, growing, dynamic things of all types. Especially when they involve community, creativity, and the ways people can nurture both by diving further into their neighborhoods, learning more about the people around them.

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