Typography

Does this emoticon make my writing look unprofessional?

Does this emoticon make my writing look unprofessional?November 1, 2011 Typography

Yes. But that may be ok every so often. I’m pretty clear about insisting that emoticons and multiple exclamation points undermine a writer’s professionalism.  Especially the ladies!!  (See what I mean?) But there are three sides to every story, as a recent NY Times piece proves. In Emoticons Move to the Business World, the Times reports that [...]

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I’ve just stumbled upon the phenomenon known as kinetic typography.  

I’ve just stumbled upon the phenomenon known as kinetic typography.  July 7, 2011 Typography

Check out this cool cascading visual representation of Stephen Fry’s views on the lovability of language, and the idiocy of language pedants.  All delivered with a frothy and fantastic British accent. Kinetic typography by RogersCreations, reblogged from roadtoenderheim.

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Don’t underestimate the optics.

Don't underestimate the optics.January 4, 2011 Typography

OK, I hate that corporate-speak word for appearances, but it is certainly catching on. And believe it or not, optics play a role in legal writing, long assumed to be all about substance. I often find myself encouraging writers to give readers’ eyes the visual rest of sections and subsections, clean bulleted lists, and short (even [...]

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