Library

A collection of free resources to learn graphic and web design

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Typography Tutorial – 10 rules to help you rule type

Graphic Design Tutorial: 10 Typography rules to help you improve your type skills. Get better at graphic design by understanding how to use type. Improve your layouts instantly by following these 10 easy to follow rules.

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Letterpress Printing and Poster Design

Sometimes the best designs start offline — where there's no Cmd+Z. Handcrafted poster design with letterpress by Dirk Fowler.

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Graphic design can change your life

Erik Spiekermann talking with Gestalten TV about the process of designing typefaces.

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Typography 101

It is senior project of Bilkent University, Graphic Design department. 3.40 minute brief explanation of typography

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Sketch 3 Tutorials

Sketch is a very promising designer tool, that has got a lot of traction lately and here is great free tutorial to learn it from scratch.

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Intro to HTML/CSS: Making webpages

Learn how to use HTML and CSS to make webpages with this high quality video course from Khan Academy

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A23D

The story of the birth of the worlds first uniquely designed, 3D printed Letterpress font

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Aquent Gymnasium

Aquent Gymnasium is a free online school with great set of courses sponsored by Aquent. Platform is nicely designed with good quality video content.

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Wilson Miner – When We Build

What happens when we stop thinking of ourselves not just as developers or experience designers, and take up the mantle as a new generation of product designers for a digital world?

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The Fundamentals of User Experience

Amanda Morrow, Interactive Designer at BitMethod and Lead Designer of Change, introduced some of the basics of user experience design. She began by defining the term, then walking through the general process of UX design and all its elements. She then ended with a few tips for making better design decisions.

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UI / UX DESIGN PROCESS

Super short but great insight of the design process in the 'Awesome' design team from NYC

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Explain IA

Short video by Dan Klyn explaining what is information architecture.

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Building unimaginable shapes

Inspired by cell division, Michael Hansmeyer writes algorithms that design outrageously fascinating shapes and forms with millions of facets.

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Inventor Portrait: Steven Sasson

Great short video about the first digital camera and its inventor.

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Press Pause Play

The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent in an unprecedented way, with unlimited opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out? This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay

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Milton Glaser: Using design to make ideas new

From the TED archives: The legendary graphic designer Milton Glaser dives deep into a new painting inspired by Piero della Francesca. From here, he muses on what makes a convincing poster, by breaking down an idea and making it new.

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The Adobe Illustrator Story

Great documentary about the history of Adobe Illustrator (first shipped in 1987) told by it's creators.

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The Fundamental Elements of Design

Short video about 6 fundamentals of design in action: balance, proximity, alignment, repetition, contrast and space.

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My life in typefaces

In this charming talk, Matthew Carter, the man behind typefaces such as Verdana, Georgia and Bell Centennial, takes us on a spin through a career focused on the very last pixel of each letter of a font.

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Information

Although most of us think we know what we mean when we say "information," we sometimes confuse the medium with the message.

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Upside Down, Left To Right: A Letterpress Film

A short film about letterpress and one of the few remaining movable-type printing workshops in the UK, situated at Plymouth University, featuring Paul Collier.

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Don’t Fear the Internet

Basic HTML&CSS video guide for non-web designers

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The History of Typography

A paper-letter animation about the history of fonts and typography.

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I’m Comic Sans, Asshole

A short monologue from the perspective of the typeface comic sans.

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Comic Sans

A short documentary about the font Comic Sans. Created for a video production course and inspired by the film "Helvetica" by Gary Hustwit.