Sweet Tweets: Design Resources of the Week #6

Sweet Tweets is a weekend feature to The Design Cubicle highlighting some of my favorite, and other Twitterer’s design-related links discovered via Twitter throughout the work week.

Week of 6-22-09:

Increase Your Freelancing Income by Narrowing Your Focus

“Instead of telling you to do as much as you can for as much as you can get, my advice is actually quite simple: increase your income by narrowing your focus.”

50 Inspiring Examples of Minimalism in Web Design
“The key to a beautiful minimalist site is a solid and structured layout, as well as focus on stylish and well designed typography.”

10 Common Mistakes In Logo Design
“With the power of the Web, and more eyes watching than ever, it’s important for a business to communicate its unique message clearly. The easiest way to recognize a company and distinguish it from others is by its logo.”

Where to get Logo, Brand, Identity and Typography Information
“If like me you crave anything and everything to do with Logo and Brand Identity Design, Fonts and Typography, then you may find this small post useful. It explains how you can access all the links I save on a daily basis.”

25 Design Portfolios that will Melt Your Face Off
“Here are 25 great graphic design portfolios that have caught my attention over the past 6 weeks.”

The Ultimate List Of Online Color Tools For Web Developers
“As a web designer, we will always deal with colors. There are a lot of useful online color tools such as color wheel, color scheme, color palette, color picker, and etc.”

Free font: Chunk
“Chunk is an ultra-bold slab serif typeface that is reminiscent of old American Western woodcuts, broadsides, and newspaper headlines. Used mainly for display, the fat block lettering is unreserved yet refined for contemporary use.”

Free font: Junction
“Inspired by my favorite humanist sans serif typefaces, such as Meta, Myriad, and Scala, Junction is where the best qualities of serif and sans serif typefaces come together. It has the hand drawn and human qualities of a serif, and still retains the clarity and efficiencies of a sans serif typeface. It combines the best of both worlds.”

8 Simple Ways to Improve Typography In Your Designs
“Many people, designers included, think that typography consists of only selecting a typeface, choosing a font size and whether it should be regular or bold. For most people it ends there. But there is much more to achieving good typography and it’s in the details that designers often neglect.”

Discussion and Comments

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  1. Zach Dunn says:

    I just wanted to give a BIG thank you for pointing me in the direction of Chunk — it was just the type of font I was looking for.

  2. Fabio C says:

    Very good resources thank you! ;)

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