13 April 2010

Easy truths; design is dying; perils of stock photos

I’ve been meaning to point to Easy = True at the Boston Globe.

When people read something in a difficult-to-read font, they unwittingly transfer that sense of difficulty onto the topic they’re reading about.

The Dying Art of Design is a brilliant article over at Smashing Magazine. Here’s a little quote to whet your appetite:

Simple imitation completely misses the point of what made the original great.

Finally, Fair Trade Photographer looks at the perils of stock photography.

I suspect many businesses are unaware that the photos their designer has sold them are spread a-dime-a-dozen across the web.

Before you hop on the web to find graphics for your poster, remember that you can only fool some of the people some of the time...

All give you lots to think about.

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