Have you ever wondered why the arrow-shaped mouse cursor on your computer is tilted instead of vertical? Is it trying to look laid back, like it’s leaning? Why do designers make this little guy so slanty?
Well, it turns out that in 2014, there’s no longer a good reason for the mouse cursor to be slanted. But in the infancy of digital displays, angling the cursor solved a real design problem.
Looking Back at the Winter Olympics on Instagram
On Sunday, the 2014 Winter Olympics officially came to a close. Over the past two weeks athletes from 88 different countries competed in Sochi, Russia, before thousands of fans. Spectators and athletes alike captured some of Sochi 2014’s finest moments, from The Opening Ceremony to life in the Olympic village and from the events themselves to, finally, the Closing Ceremony. The Closing Ceremony celebrated Russia’s rich artistic heritage, with references to Kandinsky and Chagall, music by Rachmaninoff, Rubinstein, and Vladimir Horowitz, as well as Ballet from the Bolshoi. As the games came to an end, Sochi officially passed the torch to South Korea for 2018.
This humble blog began some months ago, until this date we have posted 9 wonderful books about lettering, typography and calligraphy. In case you forget the gift for your graphic designer geeky friend here is a recap of all the books featured here, a perfect gift for the typophile or the amateur designer avid of know more about this beautiful discipline (click on the name of every one to see more details):
- The Geometry of Type by Stephen Coles.
- Thinking With Type by Ellen Lupton.
- New Ornamental Type: Decorative Lettering in the Digital Age.
- Little Book Of Lettering by Emily Gregory.
- Helvetica and the New York City Subways System: The True (Maybe) Story.
- Type Matters! by Jim Williams.
- Hand to Type: Scripts, Hand-Lettering and Calligraphy by R. Klanten.
- Calligraffiti: The Graphic Art of Neils Shoe Meulman
- Scripts: Elegant Lettering from Design’s Golden Age
In case you want a light review of this books you can visit typographybooks.tumblr.com and see more details.
I’ve quite often seen those DIY clock kits at Spotlight & Lincraft and wanted to try one but hadn’t had much inspiration as to what to turn it into! Well this is perfect and so easy to make too. Simply download the incredibly cute free cuckoo clock printable from HC, and then follow the directions to make your own faux clock.
Recommended weekly reading:
Think and Grow Rich has been called the ‘Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature.’ It was the first book to boldly ask, ‘What makes a winner?’ The man who asked and listened for the answer, Napoleon Hill, is now counted in the top ranks of the world’s winners himself.
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Using Google Street View and an appreciation for good art, Redditor Shystone layered historic paintings of London with how their setting looks today.
Surprisingly, many of the scenes from the 1800s and earlier match up seamlessly with modern London.
via My Modern Met