What is Gender-Neutral Design?

Orana Velarde has written an excellent article on Visme.co describing why gender neutral design is becoming increasingly important, and defining each element that contributes to gender in graphic design. I especially liked the demonstration of how color can change the gender of specific typefaces.

Be sure to save or print the sample graphic in the article to use as a guide either for gender neutral design, or to help target a specific audience gender when that’s the appropriate goal.

What is gender-neutral design, and how can I achieve it.

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18 Cool Book Covers by In-House Designers

storiesofyourlifeHow magazine celebrates the contribution of in-house designers with this article featuring work by Alex Camlin, Kerry Rubenstein and Joan Wong. Each working as in-house designers or art directors in the book publishing business.

Enjoy these wonderful designs (and others in your local bookshop)

How Magazine

http://www.howdesign.com/featured/18-more-cool-book-covers-by-in-house-designers/

Forget about Adult Coloring Books, this looks like fun to me.

Sarah Hyndman’s new activity book seeks not only to teach typography skills, but also to educate on the psychology of type as a tool of communication. Why not spend a relaxing afternoon experimenting with type and perhaps finding a new “voice” to express yourself with.

How to Draw Type and Influence People: An Activity Book

Amazon.com

…What Happens When a Monotype Designer Gets Trapped in a Snowstorm with Miles Davis on Repeat…

typetuesday-masqualero-03Sounds like the opening line to joke, but no, this is the story of finding inspiration in whatever the circumstance. Plus the result is a beautiful and somewhat versatile display type named for one of Mile’s compositions.

eyeondesign.aiga.org/how-miles-davis-inspired-a-typeface-that-the-music-industry-should-probably-steer-clear-of