Thursday, 28 November 2013

Type Connection

Type Connection helps you learn how to pair typefaces. Along the way you are provided with smatterings of type history and terminology.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Adobe Typography Primer

Adobe reports: [edited]

This 20 page primer was first published in 2000. It talks about things like using the right character, choosing and using typefaces, combining typefaces in a publication, and loads of other interesting typographic tidbits. It’s something you might share with a co-worker who needs to know more about the mysterious world of x-heights and optical sizes.

To download the pdf, click here.

via the logo smith

Thursday, 21 November 2013


TNW reports: [edited]

After a few months in stealth mode, Infinit launching its file-transfer app for Mac (Windows and Linux coming soon) to the world in public beta.

Infinit is aimed at creatives, and lets them transfer gargantuan files with haste, claiming to be up to 23 times faster than WeTransfer and Hightail. Infinit caters for any size of file. You simply drag-and-drop your file to the desired recipient, who will then be prompted to accept the file transfer.

Infinit offers automatic pause-and-resume, which means that file-transfers are paused when an internet connection is lost, and automatically restarted when the connection is restored. Shutting your computer down doesn’t cancel the transfer either. And you can begin streaming a media file as soon as the transfer has started.

For launch, Infinit will be free to download and use.

Thursday, 14 November 2013


GlyphSearch allows you to search for icons from Glyphicons, Ionicons, and Font Awesome.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Lightzone now open source

Digital Photography Review reports: [edited]

LightZone is powerful raw image file developer and editing software, with a polished, pleasant user interface and decent help files. Online forum support is available and it has a growing, active user community.

LightZone 4.0 is now Free (as in Freedom) software and it is available from under a BSD license for Windows, Mac and Linux.

LightZone uses the dcraw library to open raw files, software that is well maintained and periodically updated.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review

Steve Huff has produced an excellent, real-world review of Olympus' flagship Micro Four Thirds camera.

If you have any interest in photography, the whole review is worth reading, but this excerpt it telling...

"The facts are plain and simple. There are really are no limits with this system in 2013 . It may lose some in high ISO ranges from 6400 and up and it may not have that last 5% of bite that a Leica M has but it easily matches an APS-C and in many cases, exceeds in beauty of rendering and that is thanks to the lenses. But even if I have said it a million times, usability and joy of use go a long way, and this camera has it."

"With a camera like the E-M1 or E-M5 you can take images in any situation. You can go for wide and large depth of field or achieve very shallow depth of field. You can shoot with one of the best macro lenses ever as well as an amazing fisheye and ultra wide zoom. You can use a fast 2.8 pro zoom or even one of the best portrait lenses made today. You can go as fast as f/0.95 in three focal lengths and get gorgeous results."