Archive for the ‘Typography’ Category

Sweden has a national typeface

  This Sunday I heard a story on NPR’s Weekend Edition about Sweden Sans, a newly designed national typeface for Sweden—thec country—by the offices of Soderhavet. Towards the end of the segment, Ari Shapiro notes: Some people might argue that Sweden already has an unofficial typeface — Ikea is a massive Swedish brand with global reach and […]

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TED Share: Matthew Carter

    Matthew Carter is responsible for typefaces so common that anyone who uses Microsoft Word can name them (ever hear of Verdana or Georgia?). Listen to Carter’s TED talk to learn how this master typographer understands, in his words, “the connection between technology and [the] design of type.”  

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Interactive Wednesday: Using Google Forms to Create an Online Quiz

    I have students who want to add quizzes or other form-enabled interactivity to their projects. For those who aren’t planning to be full on web designers or developers, off the shelf products can save a lot of time. Check out this short tutorial on using Google Forms to create an online quiz.  

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