This Week in Type and Graphic Design

Today we’re doing a different round up, as we’re taking a closer look at interesting graphic design articles too. You’ll find tips, tools, tricks, but also some typography goodies. We couldn’t help it. Always ready for some funky fonts. By the way, do you know the scent of Helvetica?

Helvetica The Perfume: The Scent of Nothing

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Good packaging sells. Agree? At least that’s what the author of this article thinks after experiencing Helvetica The Perfume. The temptation to buy a bottle just to stare at is strong. But see for yourself what great website, good design, nice colors, and great packaging can do.

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A picture is worth a thousand words, but have we ever given it that many? Here’s an interesting conversation with two experienced freelance graphic artists about what it takes to make a great design. Please comment below if you want to share your own experience. Cheers!

5 Tips on How to Design an iPhone App Icon

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An icon is actually really important because good design can get the user to try out an app, and besides, this little image is the first thing they will see any time they use the app. Therefore, the icon design should be approached very carefully because it truly is the face of the app. Now here are some useful tips to help you with it. It’s all in the details, and you – as a typography fan – know this already. Wink wink.

Six Best Free Online Graphic Design Tools

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OK, you can’t entirely recreate the power of Photoshop with an online editor or mobile app, yet powerful and free image editors available offer more features than the majority of non-professional photographers need. Here are several great image editors and other design programs that are available online through your browser and are completely free. Rejoice!

In Graphic Designing, Let The Brain Do Its Trick

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What is the term brain storming and why it is used here and what it has to do with graphic designing? The answer might seem obvious, but this article could help a bit more for those really into it.

18 Insanely Addictive Font Games

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This is the fun part of our round-up: font games! This selection of online and mobile font games will help test and expand both your knowledge and identification skills. You know, exploring the history and use of typefaces, as well as typographic theory doesn’t have to be boring. Let the game begin!

Web Design Quotes: Wisdom Inside

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We like quotes too. Maybe because they can express what we know, recognize, feel, believe, think, accept, imagine, hope, fear, desire, acknowledge, and/or have experienced as a life truth. The best thing about quotes is that they can answer the question we have, in a way that we want. So let’s see what ‘wisenheimers’ got to say about web design. Grab some wisdom. And have a fab weekend!