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Create and build your own font

By Gareth Coxon, May 20, 2008

I’ve used StumbleUpon for sometime now, its a great way of, well, stumbling upon art and design related sites you just wouldn’t usually have found.

Recently I came across Fontstruct a great little site that enables you to easily create typefaces/fonts out of grided shapes which it then creates in to usable TrueType fonts. The fonts that are created can be used in Mac or Windows applications. It also encourages people to (more…)

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How to avoid a "Frankenstein's Monster" of a Brochure Design!

By Gareth Coxon, May 19, 2008

Those of you that have read the about section of this site will have seen that I’ve worked at two London based design agencies in the past. When working at one agency we used to have a few sayings for different design related happenings.

One of the things we used to talk about was called a “Frankenstein’s Monster”! No, we didn’t have a love of monster movies or Mary Shelley books (though they are classics), but were referring to projects that didn’t have a clear idea and were a mishmash of different ideas. (more…)

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Is WordPress the future for all websites?

By Gareth Coxon, May 12, 2008

I’m a graphic designer (as you can hopefully tell!) and after working under the name Dot Design for over 2 years I felt I needed to change my approach to my website. Most graphic design agency websites are basically online portfolios with a few words about projects undertaken, as was mine before this new site.

So it was time for a change and I currently can’t speak too highly about WordPress, it’s a publishing (more…)

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"Finger Licking Good" Design?

By Gareth Coxon, May 10, 2008

Those of you who live in the UK will have probably have noticed the new print/poster campaign for KFC. The campaign uses yellow/orange greasy finger and hand marks on the KFC corporate red colour. The designs feature fingers prints that makeup the image of a sweetcorn cob, another shows greasy hand marks as chicken wings and fingers as fries. (more…)

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Why name a company Dot Design?

By Gareth Coxon, May 1, 2008

So why name a Graphic Design company “Dot Design”?

Well you might be thinking that “Dot” – is a short, memorable name (hopefully!) and reflects a certain friendliness and simplicity? (more…)

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Free Design Pitching – Good or Bad?

By Gareth Coxon, April 8, 2008

Most design agencies will have taken part in free design pitching at some point. Where based on a brief by the client a number of design companies are asked to put forward initial design work and the best work (in theory anyway) wins. So what do you think? Is this fair? (more…)

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