Essential Design Books Vol. 3 Typography

Here’s our list of the best typography books for your collection. These books showcase the best in contemporary design.  By making a purchase through any of our affiliate links, we receive a very small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps us on our mission to provide quality education to you. Thank you. The books are listed in hierarchical order. Typographic Design: Form and Communication Buy on Amazon & Support The Futur Detail in Typography Buy on Amazon & Support The Futur Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works 4th Edition Buy on Amazon & Support…

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How to Prioritize for Productivity

This is sponsored by the Chase Ink Business Unlimited credit card. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Futur. When Elay Cohen moved to Silicon Valley from his hometown of Toronto, he had dreams of starting his own successful company. It would be fifteen years until that dream came true, but it’s safe to say that it was worth the wait. SalesHood is changing the face of sales culture. During those first fifteen years, Elay became an expert in his field and became known in the tech world as one of the main players who helped grow…

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Futur Daily Design Initiative

A little while ago, I came upon the amazing collaboration between Kodak Film and Girl Skateboards and it brought me down memory lane. This was such a genius idea to mash-up two iconic brands in unexpected ways. I was drawn to the simplicity, typography, colors and distinctive graphics. Meanwhile, I had spoken to some amazing guests on The Futur and they all seemed to echo the same message—work on personal projects. This was vital to being an artist. We heard GMUNK, Elizabeth Carey Smith and Baugasm all say essentially the same thing. As I was searching for something that I…

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Eternal Optimist Handel Eugene

Being the child of an immigrant makes the creative path a difficult one. A lot of sacrifices have been made, and, often times, families don’t want to accept any career path outside of the Doctor/Lawyer safe zone. Chris has walked this path himself, so that gave him an instant connection with his guest, Handel Eugene, the son of Haitian immigrants. Handel has proven his talent to his parents, though, by creating a successful career for himself, most recently working on films like Spider-Man: Homecoming and Black Panther. Chris and Eugene discuss the path from being a dreamer to being a…

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Ten Business Books All Creatives Need to Read

Have you read article Ten Things You Should Do Now To Get More Clients? TLDR? Just give us the booklist already. Okay. You’ve seen my booklist before, but if I had to pick just 10, here’s my list for the top ten essential business books all creatives need to read. Business philosopher, Jim Rohn, writes in his book, 7 Strategies for Wealth and Happiness, “Income rarely exceeds personal development.” If that’s true, you have a lot of work to do. If you want to charge more, become more valuable, come up with better solutions, then you need to know more.…

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How To Get More Clients

I get tired of fielding questions around how to get more clients, so I’ve decided to write an article on things you need to do right now before going online and asking, “Help. How do I get more clients?” Before you go hire a business coach or sales person, enroll in an online course, follow a get rich quick scheme, do this first. Warning, this is a long list of things to do. No easy answers, no quick fixes, but the bare minimum of what you need to do before looking for more help. Remember, people hire who they know,…

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Handstyle Lettering Style by Victionary

This is an excellent resource and beautifully curated collection of a variety of hand style lettering by design book publisher Viction:ary. Buy the book via  our Amazon Affiliate link here. ABOUT THE BOOK Editor: Victionary Specs: 190 x 205 mm, 256 pp Format: full colour, softcover Release date: July 2017 Language: English ISBN 978-988-77148-4-2 Between calligraphy and typography stands the age-old art of hand-lettering, which encompasses both forms while retaining its own character and individuality. Whilst we depend over-abundantly on the digital form and type printing, Handstyle Lettering represents the comeback and resurgence of the titular art, returning the human touch…

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Learn Typography

For many people, trying to learn typography is a dark art. It’s mysterious, even intimidating for some. This isn’t an experience that I’ve imagined, it’s one that I’ve gone through personally. As a young student studying graphic design at Art Center College of Design, I felt intimidated by the work that I saw in the student gallery. After all, this was some of the best, most progressive work that was on display. I remember walking by the gallery and thinking to myself, one day, I hope my work will be as good as the work that I saw. Perhaps you…

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9 Lessons Every Freelancer Should Know

Freelancing is tough. Many people go into it thinking that they get to spend all of their time creating projects that they love only to quickly realize that this is not the case. Not only do you have to be responsible for the quality of work that you produce, but you also got to now handle all of the not so fun nuances that keep a business running such as accounting, sales, business development etc. I still am learning a lot every day and still have a lot to learn. While freelancing for these past 6 months, I wanted to…

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Massimo Vignelli Best Quotes

Massimo Vignelli was a graphic designer, industrial designer and architect. At one point, he ran one the largest design firms in the world. He was famous for his ethos, “If you can design one thing, you can design everything”. This is a tribute of some of Massimo’s best quotes. SaveSave

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