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Design techniques - Area 17 //08-05-2017

Design techniques - Area 17

The Pixel School is a design methodology created by Arnaud Mercier (May 10, 1972 – September 26, 2011) and formalized by AREA 17. It is a defined way of working that has great impact on the final product. It consists of a set of design principles and the techniques to achieve them.

Disenchanted with the quality of design on the web, Arnaud created the Pixel School in 1999. It became a cornerstone of his design process and the predominant characteristic of his influential body of work. In 2005, Arnaud established the Pixel School as AREA 17’s design methodology. Later, it was formalized in collaboration with Kemp Attwood, David Lamothe and Martin Rettenbacher.

The Pixel School is a living document, updated as we refine our design approach and process. It is part of a series of guides that define how we do things as an agency. While all other guides are private, we have made the Pixel School available to the public.


Forward Festival //07-06-2017

Forward Festival

Forward Festival for creativity, design and communication brings together the best international and local creative heads, who provide insights into their success stories in an exciting atmosphere.
The conference, the centerpiece of the festival is in English and accompanied by various side events, such as workshops, networking events and after parties. The festival takes place from 17 – 18 June 2017 at FREITAG F-actory in Zurich.



Html Symbols //05-06-2017

Html Symbols

HTML Punctuation Symbols, Punctuation Entities and ASCII Character Code Reference

Easily find character codes for the HTML # sign, HTML @ symbol (at symbol), HTML percent sign, HTML ampersand (& HTML code), HTML copyright symbol and HTML caret insertion point, along with regular punctuation like the question mark, exclamation point, non-breaking hyphen, non-breaking space and more.



Savate - Spécimen //10-05-2017

Savate - Spécimen Savate - Spécimen Savate - Spécimen

Savate is a typeface freely inspired by a hand-lettering found in the streets of Ivry-sur-Seine in the suburbs of Paris. Its name refers to the savate, a typically french fighting sport. Its character set is quite complete, with an italic and a wide language support.

Visuals 1• : Daniél Niederkofler
Daniél Niederkofler Graphic Design | Illustration

Visual 2• :


#coffe is the color //04-06-2017

#coffe is the color

What real words are actually valid CSS HEX colors? Parsing an English dictionary for entries containing only the letters ABCDEF and limiting the result to words of exactly 6 or 3 letters length (#FFFFFF or #FFF) gives us some interesting results. Use STRICT to limit the list to 100% valid HEX words as opposed to the default output which contains 0157 disguised as OIST (limited/ intuitive 1337). This interface uses #coffee, #teases and #facade, the latter because #faeces rendered a tad too pale. You should listen to this while browsing the colors. Mouseclick copies the HEX code to clipboard.



Design Matter //08-05-2017

Design Matter

The world’s first podcast about design and an inquiry into the broader world of creative culture through wide-ranging conversations with designers, writers, artists, curators, musicians, and other luminaries of contemporary thought / 281 Episodes Available


Slanted - Helsinky - Interview //09-05-2017

Slanted - Helsinky - Interview

Helsinki: Video interviews

In the summer of 2016 the Slanted editors embarked on their trip to Helsinki to take a close-up look at the contemporary design scene there. What they found was a rich creative community with a deeply rooted culture – people who do much more than just love design, they live it. The list of designers Slanted met with boasts everyone from legends such as Erik Bruun to young, wild creatives who are creating exciting voices in their own right. Well known figures from Helsinki’s contemporary design scene such as Jesse Auersalo, Bond Agency, Double Happiness, GRMMXI, Helsinki Type Studio, Kokoro & Moi, Kuudes, Linda Linko, Martin Martonen, N2, Tino Nyman, Prakt Design Agency, Schick Toikka, Tsto, and Werklig allowed a glimpse into their world. Not only can you find their brilliant works in the new issue, Slanted also provides a deeper look at their opinions and views through video interviews that can be watched online on our video platform for free!


Cooper Hewit //09-05-2017

Cooper Hewit

The Cooper Hewitt typeface is a contemporary sans serif, with characters composed of modified-geometric curves and arches. Initially commissioned by Pentagram to evolve his Polaris Condensed typeface, Chester Jenkins created a new digital form to support the newly transformed museum. 
“Developing this typeface specifically for Cooper Hewitt has been enormously gratifying,” said Jenkins. “Instead of building on the Polaris structures, I drew everything from scratch, using the existing forms as a rough guide for letter widths and master-stroke thicknesses.”

The font can be downloaded free of charge for unrestricted public use under the SIL Open Font License.


Grilli Type //08-05-2017

Grilli Type

Grilli Type is an independent Swiss type foundry. We offer original retail and custom typefaces. High quality products with a contemporary aesthetic in the Swiss tradition. This tradition is reflected in both the visual and technical standards of our fonts and service.


Riot Gent //08-05-2017

Riot Gent

RIOT is a new gallery and bookshop in Ghent (Belgium) initiated by the founders of Art Paper Editions (APE) focussing on new and emerging artists.
The bookshop represents the top level of international independent art publishers: Art Paper Editions (APE), Spector Books, Roma Publications, Sternberg Press, Fw: Books, Nieves, Libraryman, Karma, 4478zine, RolloPress, Occasional Papers, Valiz, Mousse, Edition Patrick Frey, RVB books Bedford Press, Self Publish Be Happy, Dashwood books, Kodoji Press, Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite, Centerfold Editions, Dent De Leone, Inventory press, New Documents and many others. RIOT also offers a wide range of editions.
RIOT gallery is available for rent for events (parties, launches, etc.). Please request our prices by mail.

10 //08-05-2017

Jung-Lee Type Foundry is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands started from a collaborative type project Jungka between Karel Martens and Jungmyung Lee.
Jungmyung Lee is an independent graphic/type designer whose work is extended to a project-based performance.


Rudy Guedj //08-05-2017

Rudy Guedj

Graphic designer and illustrator based in Amsterdam. Often uses drawing as a tool to generate typographical, architectural or abstracted signs, and explore various narrative structures. Works on commissioned and autonomous projects in the range of book design, exhibition design, animation, installations.


Oripeau //08-05-2017


Oripeau : une surface d'affichage de 16200 cm² en milieu urbain.


Oeil de moiré //08-05-2017

Oeil de moiré

OEIIIL DE MOIIIRE - A blog dedicated to moiré patterns by Pierre-Elie Coursac


Meta-Identity //08-05-2017

Meta-Identity Meta-Identity Meta-Identity Meta-Identity Meta-Identity Meta-Identity Meta-Identity Meta-Identity


Pattern // Moiré //08-05-2017

Pattern // Moiré Pattern // Moiré Pattern // Moiré

16 //08-05-2017

¶ A-B-Z-TXT is a school for 21st century typography. From August 18–21, 2016, we’ll convene at InterAccess in Toronto to learn about letters, language, print, and code as they shape our post-digital media terrain.

¶ You are invited to join us if you are a professional or recently graduated designer, artist, coder, writer, or editor. You seek to grasp typography across media and its expressive potential beyond market trends.

All the great typography has already been designed. Type is not special any more. Today, we download free fonts, write our own code, publish on Medium, and print on demand. We copy from Pinterest and embrace easy Modernist look-a-likes. We revive calligraphy with an obsessive nostalgia for the cutesy 1950s. We even market handwriting as a stand-in for the human touch.

¶ In the past, typography was a craft and could challenge the ethos of the era. But not any more. The best type years are behind us.

¶ Or so they say.

¶ In the 21st century, it takes courage to release new typographic species. We must resist trends. We must embrace the history of typography, language and literature. We must experiment with new thinking, tools, and techniques.

¶ A-B-Z will celebrate this new century with leading practitioners, hands-on masterclasses, geeky lectures, group discussions, and far too much caffeine.

¶ From books to magazines, websites and displays, typography dances across media. A-B-Z brings you a hybrid and critical program for play and debate.

¶ Come tango with us.


Google Fonts Combinations (TREND) //08-05-2017

Google Fonts Combinations (TREND)

What's trendy in google font in 2017.


Design in Tech Report 2017 //08-05-2017

Design in Tech Report 2017 from John Maeda


Hover State //08-05-2017

Hover State

The home of alternative digital design