star wars typography
28Jul, 2014

The Web’s Top Five Design and Typography Posts of the Month: July 2014.

Each month I bring you my top five picks of the best design and typography posts from around the web. Here are this month’s picks. Enjoy. Featured Image: Star Wars by Vladislav Poliakov licensed under CC BY-ND 3.0 Best Google fonts for web design [infographic] Google web fonts are a fantastic way to add some typographic flair to your […]

balance example
21Jul, 2014

The Principles of Graphic Design: How to Use Balance Effectively

In this month’s design tutorial we continue to explore the principles of graphic design. Over the past months I have introduced you to the theories of hierarchy, emphasis and contrast and this month we explore balance. Featured Image: “JAAAAA” by karoline grebe licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0 What is Balance Balance relates to how we arrange elements within the design space to ensure equal distribution […]