Just Your Type with Erik Ford & Steven Darby

Just Your Type

This month is super awesome! We're talking typography. Shake off some rust, learn something new, or add a new tool to your arsenal. Erik Ford and Steven Darby will be having an open discussion covering basic principles, strategies, and educational resources for using typography more effectively on the web.

 

About Erik Ford

The compulsion to make something out of nothing has been an integral part of my persona for as long as I can remember. As a little boy, I can vividly recall sequestering myself in a corner and painstakingly attempting to draw my favorite comic book superhero, Batman, in the exact style of Neal Adams (to this day, the best artist to render this iconic character). I just knew I would grow up to be the next great comic book artist. Of course, this did not happen.

But I never lost my taste for pencil meeting paper. Growing up during the dawning of the Hip Hop generation in New York City, I witnessed, first hand, the evolution of a new rebellious art form— graffiti. It was love at first sight. Aside from my favorite comic book pencilers, I had another group of artistic heroes to add to my pantheon of aesthetic inspiration…

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About Steven Darby

My name is Steven Darby. Only my relatives call me “Steven.” Everyone else calls me “Darby.” I introduce myself as “Darby,” because “Steven” tends to degenerate into “Steve,” or “Steve-o,” which are names better suited to someone other than myself. You can call me Darby, unless, of course, we are related.

I try to focus on print work, but I am interested in designing for all sorts of media and applications. I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things. I think that is part of being a good designer. I do take my work very seriously, but I try my best not to be arrogant; a character trait which plagues my field.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great content.

    June 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    A+

    June 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the presentation.

    June 6, 2012

  • Mark S. L.

    Good presentation. Lots of good info, but probably the subject is too big for just one presentation.

    June 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Intersting topic, knowledgeable speakers. Thanks!

    June 6, 2012

  • garza

    Do we have any topics picked yet? I know it was brought up very briefly last month during the the CSS frameworks discussions, but I would love to give a brief overview of twitter's bootstrap framework. I've been using it in a couple of projects lately.

    May 21, 2012

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