Archive for March, 2015

The Alphabet Poster Project

@ 3:14 PM on March 31, 2015

The Ryman Eco initiative aims to encourage design community to adopt world’s most beautiful sustainable font. 

The Alphabet Poster Project sees 26 handpicked typographers, designers and art directors each creating a unique poster featuring one letter from the Ryman Eco Alphabet.


A Simple Trick for Optimizing SVG Files

@ 2:54 PM on March 31, 2015

One way to shave off a few extra bytes from a web page is to optimize SVG files.Tags: SVG Vector WebDesign

6 Short Books for Graphic Designers

@ 2:23 PM on March 31, 2015

These books are by no means the be all, end all to Design related books so I encourage you to post some of your favorite books in the comments section below. As either a fellow “Design Book Fanatic” like myself, or a someone who really just doesn’t read much at all, I hope this short but extremely awesome list gets you started. Without further ado, I give you 6 of my favorite short design related books. Why only 6 you ask? Well, I like even numbers.


How to Create Unforgettable Interface Copy

@ 1:55 PM on March 31, 2015

A well designed interface needs an equally elegant voice. Jerry talks about the elements that make for great interface copy.Tags: UI UX copywriting

This Swedish power plant will warm hearts with rainbows

@ 11:43 AM on March 31, 2015

This is the latest example we’ve seen of Northern Europe acting like its living 15 years in the future: a gorgeous biomass power plant encased in a rainbow-colored geodesic dome. The project was…Tags: inspiration

5 Small Changes You Can Make to Be Way More Productive

@ 9:59 AM on March 31, 2015

But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to.Tags: Productivity timemgmt

10+ No-Signup Collaboration Tools You Can Use in 10 Seconds

@ 5:06 PM on March 30, 2015

Collaborating online can save you and your team both time and money. Collaborating quickly can save a bit more. These tools are ready to go when you are. No registration required.Tags: Collaboration

6 Weird Things You Never Knew About Kissing

@ 3:08 PM on March 30, 2015

Romantic kissing happens in over 90 percent of all cultures, and with good reason: “It helps us find a partner and stay with them,”

Demystifying Creative Commons Licenses

@ 2:51 PM on March 30, 2015

Being content creators, copyrights are very important to us at Design Instruct. We thought we’d do a little research on the Creative Commons licenses to get a clearer picture on how to use each of the Creative Commons licenses. Here’s what we’ve learned so far.


Ten Reasons People Still Need Cursive

@ 2:38 PM on March 30, 2015

While some argue cursive writing belongs in the archives and Common Core ushers it out of schools, the evidence shows we need it as much as ever.