Author Charles Nix

New Student Web Design Competition

Senior Editor | Charles Nix Brian Miller, author of Above the Fold, has just launched a new web design competition (sponsored by HOW, Adobe, and Webdesign Tuts+). The entry fees are minimal, the judges are smart/talented, and the awards are pretty decent. Check it out at: awards.abovethefoldbook.com

Absolute Beginners. Retitled: Absolutely Fabulous!

Senior Editor: Charles Nix Charles Nix’s Fall 2011 AAS Typography 1 students—Rachel Tervenski, Angela Choi, Anny Chen, Debra Ohayon, Evan Schlomann, Jaclyn Nussbaum, Janet Kim, Jasmine Kounang, Joseph Whang, Melissa Kaufmann, Michael Diaz, and Taryn Espinosa—have accomplished something few budding typographers ever will. There suite of twelve prints, Retitled, was selected in the Type Directors […]

Charles Nix, AAS Faculty: An award-winning 1000-page dichotomous key?

The Flora is a thousand-page dichotomous key—a very long “if/then” statement (“If your plant reproduces by spores and does not produce seeds and fruits, then go to page 2. If your plant has stems that are conspicuously jointed…then go to page 58.” and so on.) It’s a tool for botanists in New England to identify all plants, from a specimen in hand to the Latin species (and sometimes subspecies) name.

Advanced Typography: (more of) A Typographic Logo

Here’s another typographic logo for the University of Alabama Press—this one by Advanced Typography student, Elizabeth Johnson. The identity poetically capitalizes on the slogan, song, and book, “Stars Fell on Alabama”. Utilizing a tidy typographic grid, a bold color palette, and three-part graphic system (logo + tagline + image), Elizabeth has created a smart, contemporary, […]

Typography 1: (more of) The Complete Font

A few more solutions from the Complete Font project. The designers: Anny Chen, Joseph Whang, Rachel Tervenski, Debra Ohayon, and Melissa Kaufmann.

eBooks: A Designer’s Perspective

eBooks have become a major force in the publishing industry. This one-day seminar will explore the lay of the land—competing formats and standards, reading devices, eBook retail outlets—and introduce participants to the tools and techniques available for designing and producing ePub and .mobi (Kindle) files.

Advanced Typography: A Typographic Logo

Students in my Advanced Typography class have been imagining a new typographic logo for the University of Alabama Press.

Typography 1: The Complete Font

Does it have to be a poster?

TDC: Letterpress Your Own Holiday Postcards!

Spread holiday cheer in style! Join with Earl Kallemeyn of the Kallemeyn Press for a two-part, hands-on letterpress workshop.

TDC 65th Anniversary Celebration

Carol Wahler, TDC Executive Director, will present a look back over the 65 years history of the leading international typographic organization.