The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

Focus Dreams

If you’ve been following me on Twitter these past few days, you’ll notice I posted a screencap of an app called Everest. The app’s goal is simple: To help you live and fulfill your dreams, big or small. The app is free and the interface is really pretty, but that’s not the point of this post. 

The point of this post is to share my focus goals and because it’s Type Tuesday, I also want to feature the works of my newest favorite graphic designer and illustrator from NYC, Lauren HomShe created a blog called Daily Dishoney which features beautiful typographies of daily lies that we all commit. 

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Apply the “one-minute rule” every day. The objective is pretty simple: I must do any task that can be finished in one minute.

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The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • Type Tuesdays: Resources for Beginners
I’m deeply fascinated with Typography. It was my favorite lesson/activity during the graphic design course at Central Saints Martin. I think I like the challenge of playing with letters, making them visually appealing but still be able to send across a message. 
I know I’m not the only one who’s interested in Typography here, so I thought I’ll share some great resources. Enjoy and make type! <3[[MORE]]
Interactive Typography by Aaron Bloom and Erin Kendig

This beautifully designed, interactive site is a great resource for anyone who are looking for an introduction to typography. It is also a helpful tool to familiarize yourself with typography jargons.
Fontruduction by Ian Obermuller

Another beautiful interactive site that aims to teach type anatomy and classification. This website also includes a quiz, asking you to identify the typeface. 
Kern Type: A Kerning Game

Aside from the interesting plot and characters, a good book needs to be readable. It’s hard to read when the letters are closely spaced together or too far apart, so writers and publishers make sure that the space are distributed properly. In Typopgraphy, this activity is called Kerning.
I've tried this game last August and got a 91/100 for the first try. Not bad, right? 
Shape Type, the shaping letter game

You think Kern Type is too easy? Then this game will definitely give you a hard time. Not only does this game improve your pen tool skills, it will also improve your keen eye for details. 
You should also check out their Color game!
Thinking With Type by Ellen Lupton

I think it is safe to say that this is one of the most recommended typography book in the industry and I’m asking myself why I still don’t have a copy. Ms. Lupton is generous enough to share her work on the Internet though. 
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Type Tuesdays: Resources for Beginners

I’m deeply fascinated with Typography. It was my favorite lesson/activity during the graphic design course at Central Saints Martin. I think I like the challenge of playing with letters, making them visually appealing but still be able to send across a message. 

I know I’m not the only one who’s interested in Typography here, so I thought I’ll share some great resources. Enjoy and make type! <3

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