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Nick Meccia – Designing Irrationally: The Fibonacci Sequence & Typography

Designing Irrationally: Combining the Fibonacci Sequence & Typography
by Nick Meccia

In an opinionated demonstration, Nick Meccia explains the use of modular scales in typography, the basic principles of the Fibonacci sequence, and where the two intersect. Learn some math stuff (gross), or see how you can use my math knowledge to lay a more dynamic foundation to your web typography by examining the details of type sizes in a non-standard way. Designers will benefit from additional ways of thinking about their craft, while developers can learn some basic typography rules to apply to their projects (and perhaps actually enjoy the math part).

About Nick

Nick Meccia works at 8th Light as a user experience craftsman and general all-around visual handyman. His favorite flavor of ice cream is definitely not Rum Raisin.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great presentation that got my head-a-spinnin' with math, and a clever application of the Golden Ratio. Will be trying it out in my CSS soon!

    1 · April 24, 2014

  • Dave K.

    Thanks Nick, that was really interesting. I'm still thinking about it today. I was wondering if you could sum up the idea in few sentences, something for me to hold onto in my mind. Is it take the series of numbers in the scale and add a constant for a super linear scale? 13 +3 = 16
    21 +3 = 24
    34 +3 = 37
    55 +3 = 58
    89 +3 = 91


    April 24, 2014

  • Steve S.

    For a self-professed non-math person, Nick is a sharp cookie. His talk brought clarity on how to bring aesthetics to code generated typography.

    2 · April 24, 2014

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