Articles by Sam Jones

The Dead Words is a project created and curated by graphic designer Karen To. The idea behind the project is to rediscover dead words — words which were once part of our language but have now been omitted from the English dictionary — through...
There's been a lot of talk about iOS 7 since its unveiling earlier this month and most of it has been centered around the design, in particular the new icons. Now, as we've all had time to mull over the changes, questions are beginning to be asked...
Silver Screen Society is a project curated and maintained by graphic designers Trevor Basset and Brandon Schaefer. The idea is to honor the many stories told through the world of cinema by each month featuring a new film and inviting several...
The Everywhere Project is a collaborative project curated by designer and illustrator, Adrian Walsh. It was created as a tribute to the classic folk song "I've Been Everywhere" which was written in 1959 by Australian songwriter, Geoff Mack....
If you're a designer or developer with an idea for a new product or website, the chances are that you will need someone who has the skills that you lack in order to help make it a reality. It's a problem that we all recognise but one that some appear...
I think it's safe to say that we all love a bit of web nostalgia. Towards the end of last year the Space Jam website — which hasn't been updated since 1996 — started doing the rounds on Twitter once again and even more recently so did this website from...
The Wander Postcard Project is the brainchild of the team at social media start-up Wander. They asked some of their favourite designers and illustrators to imagine a postcard from everywhere and nowhere at once. There were 58 contributors...
Coloradore is the side project of graphic designer Anna Kövecses in which her aim is to create a collection of interesting color palettes that take the form of simple, quirky poster designs. Alongside each poster that Anna creates is a key...
As so much of the content available on the web is text it's essential for web designers to understand the basic principles of good typography. Having such knowledge allows designers to communicate more effectively, enabling them to create...
The Phraseology Project was originally setup by Drew Melton as a way for him to hone his typography skills. The idea is that people submit words or phrases and Drew, or a guest contributor, creates a typographic treatment of the submissions....
The side project series is a series of posts in which we'll be taking a look at the best of designers' side projects. To get things started, this week we're going to be looking at Type Fight, a side project by designers Drew Roper, Ryan Paule and...
I've always had trouble getting large groups of shapes from Illustrator over to Photoshop without rasterizing them all in the process. Up until recently the only way I knew how was to copy and paste each shape one by one – a process which soon...