Jason teaches graphic design and typography at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He developed an interest in typography during grade school calligraphy classes, and began analyzing fonts in comic books, science fiction, calculus texts, classic literature, and film titles. He created his own titling type using the Macintosh Plus at the ripe age of 11. Jason's admiration for typography wreaked havoc when he ran the 2001 Lincoln City Marathon and placed a disappointing 402nd out of 806 because type on billboards, T-shirts, and advertising distracted him. He's jogged fourteen times since then, but has not run competitively. In his spare time, Jason plays Jenga, and remains unbeaten. If you're interested in knowing more about Jason, please type his name into a Google.com search.
He is the author of Type, Form & Function.
Reinventing yourself as a digital designer? If you're not able to create digital opportunities at your existing job post, you may need to spread your wings and do it out of the office.
Are you curious about what it takes to work in digital design? Moreover, do you foresee external factors requiring you to transition to digital design after years of working as a print designer? Maybe I should set the record straight before diving in: this is not a requiem for paper and ink, nor a love letter for all-things digital that tries to swoon you to working solely on pixel-based and screen media.
Words like responsive and adaptive get thrown around whenever talking about how a website translates from one viewport to another, be it a television, desktop, laptop, netbook, tablet, phablet, or phone.
If you thought the browser wars were over, think again.
Are you getting bored with using Impact for your Microsoft Word desktop publishing projects? Don't have a lot of fonts installed on your PC? Here are ten heavyweights to use instead of Impact.
"Ask not what your typeface can do for you, ask what you can do with your typeface," is a slogan that many of the Republican nominees may have subconsciously thought about since launching their campaign for the Presidency.
When I learned how to set metal type, my instructor taught us the difference between job cases.
Volume 2 of Type in the Real World looks at typographic left-overs, for sale signs, newspapers, and weather maps, among other spectacles.
This second installment of the Points, Pixels, Paper Holiday Shopping Guide has gift suggestions for type nerds.
This first installment of the Points, Pixels, Paper Holiday Shopping Guide has gift suggestions for type nerds.
One of the more common issues designers have to deal with is the primes versus quotes versus apostrophe conundrum.
One of the more common digital typography mistakes happens when a hyphen is used incorrectly, such as substituting it for an en or em dash.
In order to preview a typeface, designers used to request specimen sheets in the form of printed catalogs, flyers, or posters to see how the characters looked, and if the face would work well for their project.
Long before high definition displays rendered millions of colors before our eyes, writers, artists, programmers, and designers used simple alpha-numeric characters to create imagery.
Exploring how emerging technologies can help in the classroom has undergone a Renaissance thanks to tablet computing and other touch screens such as iPhones and iPods.
While travelling to my first San Diego Comic Con this Summer, I began to wonder, "How many heroes use typographic monickers?" I arrived at this incomplete list while visiting the booths and watching costumed attendees (now called "cosplay") at Comic Con 2011.
With the Summer movie season in full swing, I'll visit theaters at least once per week from now until September 1st.
Designers, musicians, and producers spend an equal amount of time lamenting how music packaging has changed from large record sleeves, down to cassette cases, into CD jewel cases, and down to digital JPEGs.
|Design Bully||Fashion Filter|
|Overlooked||Playing with Color|
|Playing With Type||Poster of the Week|
|Take the Edge Off||Undercover|
|Design Reference||Environmental Design|
|Pattern & Palette||Product Design|