A collection of digital publishing references.
- Graphic Design
- Web Design
A Communication Primer
An instructional film on the basics of communication, created by Charles and Ray Eames of Eames Office for IBM.
A Handmade Web
‘handmade web’ to refer to web pages coded by hand rather than by software…
A List Apart — Design (ongoing)
A List Apart explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.
Digital artist Rafaël Rozendaal is turning the internet inside out with an exhibition at Steve Turner Los Angeles.
As We May Think
As Director of the Office of Scientific Research and Development, Dr. Vannevar Bush has coordinated the activities of some six thousand leading American scientists in the application of science to warfare.
Balsamiq Mockups App
Balsamiq Mockups is a rapid wireframing tool that helps you Work Faster & Smarter. It reproduces the experience of sketching on a whiteboard, but using a computer.
Making mockups is fast. You’ll generate more ideas, so you can throw out the bad ones and discover the best solutions.
Between Analog and Digital
A conversation between Photographer Jason Evans and musician Keiran Hebden (a.k.a. Four Tet). They share a fascination with utilizing both old and new technologies in their creative lives.
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A web and iPhone application for copying the ‘hidden’ characters that comes with the computer’s typefaces, to be pasted into emails, tweets, text documents, forums and whatever else you might need to spice up with an extra ♔, ฿ or, ❒.
“Color Library” is a database of color profiles for artists, designers and printers who are looking for a novel yet professional color management solution. These new tools can convert images for printing devices using two, three, four or five spot colors. It offers a large variety of combinations, from basic colors to metallics, neons and pastels.
Computer Virus Catalog
They steal our files, corrupt our hard drives and destroy our lives. We scan. We block. Do everything we can to prevent infection. Computer viruses. We hate ’em. Nevertheless, we remain fascinated by their evil plots. This fascination led to a new kind of art collection – Computer Virus Catalog. The worst viruses in computer history interpreted by artists around the world.
Founded & curated by Bas van de Poel
COS Magazine #16
“With client magazines, the true test of their worth is in determining whether the brand’s identity has been properly extended and translated into the printed format.” By Jeremie Leslie
In Cybertext Espen Aarseth explores the aesthetics and textual dynamics of digital literature and its diverse genres, including hypertext fiction, computer games, computer-generated poetry and prose, etc.
Declarative Design Tools
Our brains and computers are fast; our hands, mice and keyboards are slow.
In Designing Media, design guru Bill Moggridge examines connections and conflicts between old and new media, describing how the MSM have changed and how new patterns of media consumption are emerging.
Designing the Editorial Experience
This book, which developed from the experiences of the authors at RES magazine, provides an introduction to the basics of graphic and digital design.
Device-Independent Design Strategy
With all the talk about responsive Web design, designers and coders are moving even further from the fixed pixel layouts of design’s print-based history.
ECAL launches an online foundry in association with Swiss Typefaces. The website features typefaces designed by Bachelor Graphic Design and Master Art Direction students.
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Webarchive for Magazines. The aim to look after and share this archive, is not to make the market completely accesible but rather we want to create an overview and show the relationship between the magazines themselves and their editors and art directors.
Digital material including key historical documents could be lost forever because programs to view them will become defunct, says Vint Cerf. By Ian Sample
Google Design is a cooperative effort led by a group of designers, developers, writers, and UX advocates at Google whose goal is to capture and share their work and ideas with the user.
How Browsers Work: Behind the scenes of modern web browsers
This comprehensive primer on the internal operations of WebKit and Gecko is the result of much research done by Israeli developer Tali Garsiel. Over a few years, she reviewed all the published data about browser internals (see Resources) and spent a lot of time reading web browser source code.
Hybrid Publishing Lab
In collaboration with publishers, librarians, software developers, and authors Hybrid Publishing is a lab that engages with new concepts and technologies in digital publishing with a particular focus on the humanities. Embedding its research results in economic contexts, for example by setting up a Hybrid Publishing Consortium to consult about Open Source software solutions, the Lab both carries out applied experiments in publishing as well as incubating new businesses. Central for the lab’s projects is the idea of Open Access regarding academic knowledge, research, and education as well as a strong curiosity about new business models in a disruptive digital environment.
Interview with Tom Krcha, Adobe XD
Adobe released the first public preview of what the company is now calling Adobe XD, its their major new UX/UI design and prototyping tool.
It’s Nice That: Interview with fltr
Read an interview with the editor of mobile photography magazine fltr on It’s Nice That.
Lava — Voice of a Magazine
“In Spring 2012 I started working on Works That Work, a new magazine which launched in February 2013, and as strange as it may seem, one of the first things that I started working on was its typeface.” Peter Biľak
Layout in Flipboard
Flipboard Pages, a layout engine that turns web page articles into magazine pages for the iPad.
Lined and Unlined
A filing cabinet by Rob Giampietro about his researches on the relationship of movement to interaction, the history of visual identity and branding in the arts, and the future of the museum in the digital age.
Live Font Interpolation on the Web
“We all want to design great typographic experiences. We also want to serve users on an increasing range of devices and contexts. But today’s webfonts tie our responsive sites and applications to inflexible type that doesn’t scale. As a result, our users get poor reading experiences and longer loading times from additional font weights.” by Andrew Johnson
Monoskop is a wiki for collaborative studies of the arts, media and humanities.
New Yorker cover comes to life
Malika Favre’s illustration for this week’s New Yorker magazine has been brought to life by French animator Mathieu Maillefer.
Humankind lingers unregenerately in Plato’s cave, still reveling, its age-old habit, in mere images of the truth. But being educated by photographs is not like being educated by older, more artisanal images. For one thing, there are a great many more images around, claiming our attention. By Susan Sontag
Once it’s Typed, it’s Published
“Allen Fischer has asked me to supply a list of my recent writings and to describe my attempts to publish them using new media such as microfiches and xerox”. By J Christopher Jones
Post-Digital Publishing Archive
The aim of P—DPA is to systematically collect, organize and keep trace of experiences in the fields of art and design that explore the relationships between publishing and digital technology.
Resilient web design
Resilient Web Design, you might think that this is a handbook for designing robust websites. This is not a handbook. It’s more like a history book.
Roger That: Emoji Overdrive
A font that turns the 2,000 most used English words into emoji.
Scrolling on the web: A primer
Scrolling is one of the oldest interactions on the web. Long before we had pull-to-refresh or infinite-loading lists, the humble scrollbar solved the web’s original scaling problem: how can we interact with content that’s stretched beyond the available viewport?
Swiss in CSS
Swiss in CSS is a homage to the International Typographic Style and the designers that pioneered the ideas behind the influential design movement.
The Box Model
… Now we’re going to go a bit deeper and look at exactly how elements are displayed on a page and how they are sized.
The Death of homepages
News publishers lost the homepage firehose, and gained a social media flood. It’s making the news more about readers, and less about news. By Derek Thompson
The Electric Information Age Book
Review of the book exploring how McLuhan, Agel, and Fiore Created a New Visual Vernacular for the Information Age. By Maria Popova
The Future of Browser History
About browsers history, and how we tend to browse nowadays.
Struggling against plunging prices and a shrinking audience, book publishers think they’ve found a compelling vision for the future: magazines.
The leaked New York Times innovation report
“It’s an astonishing look inside the cultural change still needed in the shift to digital — even in one of the world’s greatest newsrooms.” by Joshua Benton
The Modern Magazine: Visual Journalism in the Digital Era
The book describes how the disruption of the digital era has opened up new possibilities, forcing editors and designers to rethink their roles and their publications. By Jeremy Leslie
The New Yorker unveils its first animated gif cover
Magazine’s art director stresses animation by Christoph Niemann of traffic in the rain is not a “technical gimmick.”
The Web Is Dead.
Two decades after its birth, the World Wide Web is in decline, as simpler, sleeker services — think apps — are less about the searching and more about the getting. Chris Anderson explains how this new paradigm reflects the inevitable course of capitalism. And Michael Wolff explains why the new breed of media titan is forsaking the Web for more promising (and profitable) pastures.
The Web Time Forgot
In 1934, Paut Otlet sketched out plans for a global network of computers (called “electric telescopes”) where “anyone in his armchair would be able to contemplate the whole of creation”, By Alex Wright
Too Much World: Is the Internet Dead?
Is the internet dead? This is not a metaphorical question. It asks what happened to the internet after it stopped being a possibility. By Hito Steyerl
Typeface As Programme: Glossary
A glossary of tools and technologies mentioned in Typeface As Programme.
by Jürg Lehni
Typography for User Interfaces
A recap of how far type in UI has come, where it’s going (VR) and what to look for when choosing a workhorse for your next interface. (via Atomic.io)
Use Your Interface
UYI, is a place documenting the uprising of motion based interface patterns.
Using Computer Modern on the web
Computer Modern is the family of typefaces developed by Donald Knuth for TeX. It’s so good-looking that some scientists do research just so they can write it up in Computer Modern.
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Words Without Pictures
Words Without Pictures was conceived of by curator Charlotte Cotton and artist Alex Klein to create spaces for thoughtful discourse around current issues in photography.
Reflecting the dynamic changes in electronic technology since the first edition, this revision incorporates the Web and other current standards of electronic writing. By J. David Bolter.