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…
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.