Paul Overton of Dude Craft and Sister Diane Gilleland of Craftypod launched a new blog today called Make and Meaning. The intent of the blog is to explore the larger issues of crafting including materials, process and crafty business topics. So far, I’m a fan. The articles do indeed raise some meaty issues and the discussions are intelligent and thoughtful. I just spent some quality time on the post about craft book publishing. I’m also totally digging the magazine layout. Well done, guys.
Maybe it’s because I just saw that “Helvetica” movie, but I thought I should share this with you: Brian Hoff’s “10 Common Typography Mistakes.” This is a great primer for anyone DIY-ing the design of their own marketing materials. Even if you have no professional design training, using these tips will get halfway to having a professional-looking brochure or web site. via swissmiss