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FINALLY updated my website – check it out! http://alecialewis.com/

FINALLY updated my website – check it out! 
http://alecialewis.com/

Monday, October 28, 2013

designcloud:

The Geometry of Type by Stephen Coles.

The Geometry of Type" explores 100 traditional and modern typefaces in loving detail, with a full spread devoted to each entry. Characters from each typeface are enlarged and annotated to reveal key features, anatomical details, and the finer, often-overlooked elements of type design, which shows how these attributes affect mood and readability. Sidebar information lists the designer and foundry, the year of release and the different weights and styles available, while feature boxes explain the origins and best uses for each typeface, such as whether it is suitable for running text or as a display font for headlines. To help the reader spot each typeface in the wider world, the full character set is shown, and the best letters for identification are highlighted. This beautiful and highly practical work of reference for font spotters, designers and users is a close-up celebration of typefaces and great type design.

There are many things I like about Stephen Coles’ recent book; the bright, clean design and the accessible structure allowing you to dip in and out; but most of all, it’s the lack of fluff or filler. The content has been carefully honed to focus on the important details, which is in fact what the book is all about: the details of each typeface.

In highlighting and comparing the features that give each typeface its character, anyone exploring this subject can begin to make informed choices between similar typeface options.

The pithy descriptions describe each typeface’s origin and advise what makes each appropriate for certain scenarios and where it might fail. These are occasionally laced with a subtle humour that keeps the tone of the book warm.

The great balance of written and visual explanation means the book works well as a quick reference but has a seductive way of drawing you in to read more and examine further.

Book Review by typeworship

Get the book here:

UK version: http://amzn.to/18VlHX0
US Versionhttp://amzn.to/1aafkj0 

Friday, October 25, 2013
FINALLY updated my personal brand! The new website is in the works and should be up over the weekend! Followed by new business cards and all! Very exciting stuff!! =D

FINALLY updated my personal brand! The new website is in the works and should be up over the weekend! Followed by new business cards and all! Very exciting stuff!! =D

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

escapekit:

DIY: No-carve typography pumpkins

Created by the folks over at Fairgoods this project is a creative alternative to carving pumpkins. Using chalk paint, chalk and some beautiful typography these pumpkins are sure to turn heads. Hit up the link for the step by step. 

escapekit:

Charity Ball invites

Designer Mike Smith is the man behind the concept and visual language for the annual charity: ball; a semi-black tie event where we aim to raise money for a particular charity. 

Please help me (and my team) help the hungry and homeless again this year in DC through SOME (so others may eat)! You can donate through here. And don’t forget to click attending on the FB Page too! Thank you for your kindness and generosity! <3  TEAM: Huffin’ for Stuffin’ WOAH!

Please help me (and my team) help the hungry and homeless again this year in DC through SOME (so others may eat)! You can donate through here. And don’t forget to click attending on the FB Page too! Thank you for your kindness and generosity! <3  TEAM: Huffin’ for Stuffin’ WOAH!

Crumland Farms - Thanks for an awesome Fall day with friends! We drank hot chocolate, got lost in the corn maze, fed goats, photographed a llama (highlight! haha), and picked awesome pumpkins!
So excited that my Pumpkin Mac & Ch, Pumpkin Hummus, and Pumpkin Cake Bars turned out great! All of the food was awesome! Thanks to my dear friend Michelle for hosting all of us after the farm!

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Nakid Volleyball! This is my fourth season and I&#8217;m so thrilled to be the captain for this new team - celebrating our second win! Cheers to Some Spike It Hot!

Nakid Volleyball! This is my fourth season and I’m so thrilled to be the captain for this new team - celebrating our second win! Cheers to Some Spike It Hot!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Halloween inspired CAKE POPS! courtesy of Emily! Thanks to everyone for coming out for Scary Saturday! Field of Screams — 2 things: 1) work on that zombie shooting event and 2) way to go! on the haunted trail! I totally cried! lol! Great times!