Archive for February, 2009

The Mesmerizing Curves of Ampersands

Typography can be a beautiful thing — words positioned strategically on a page; the way letterforms take shape; varying weights on a beautifully designed typeface… and who can overlook the sweeping, magnificent curves and lines of the ampersand? Below are 30+ beautifully designed ampersands that not only serves as an “and per se” symbol, but as [...]

What Makes a Quality Font

Since thousands of varied quality fonts readily available for download from free font sites, it’s important to be able to spot andunderstand the difference between a ‘professional quality’ font and those of ‘lower grade’ and less quality. Take into account that I’m not stating that you should stop using “free” fonts all together, but rather become aware of [...]

Brian Hoff
About Brian Hoff: Designer, Writer and Speaker

I’m a graphic designer living in Brooklyn, New York who loves creating compelling and useful websites and memorable interactions across the web. When I’m not designing I can be found writing, speaking and occasionally part-time teaching at colleges — all on the subject of design. I started this blog to share my passion and experiences with designers and clients. I'm most active on Twitter; say hello: