Articles by Stacey Kole

They say you can’t create fine art using fractal algorithms; but Finland-based digital artist Jukka Korhonen has set out to prove them wrong. Fractal art is a subclass of two-dimensional visual art that produces images from the calculations...
A few weeks ago, we posted a nifty quiz to test your prowess at differentiating between Helvetica and Arial. If that typography challenge succeeded in whetting your whistle for font games, a new app design is ready to take you to the next level...
At first thought, animated GIFs might conjure up images of dancing “under construction” signs and cheesy banner ads circa the year 2000. Luckily, the creative minds of present-day animators, designers, illustrators, and digital artists...
In the journey from fledgling startup to full-blown success, any burgeoning business will undoubtedly face its fair share of obstacles along the way. But those who traverse the bumpy road to emerge victorious typically have one thing in common: ...
Talent, discipline, and creativity just might constitute a triple threat in the world of design; and if it does, 21-year-old Peter Tarka easily meets the definition. Each month, the ambitious Poland-based creative produces a collection...
It’s long been thought that Arial is to Helvetica what the ugly step sister is to Cinderella. Helvetica was designed in Germany in the 1950s to compete with Akzidenz Grotesk; Arial was designed in America in the early 1980s, believed by many...
It may be a project at work you just can’t get a handle on, or an important decision you can’t seem to make; but regardless of the situation, everyone can relate to the feeling of being stuck. Luckily, there’s Unstuck — a free iPad app...
First it was the Capulets versus the Montagues; then it was Coke versus Pepsi; and the latest epic battle? Serif versus sans-serif, of course. Lucky for us, the crew at UrbanFonts has produced a nifty infographic to help clarify the age-old...
Human beings are masters at strategically building walls to hide our innermost selves. But what would happen if those metaphorical barriers were suddenly see-through, effectually forcing us to bare our souls for the world to see? In her series...
All work and no play, allegedly, makes Jack a dull boy. And advertisers seem to agree; globally, major brands seem more interested in making us laugh than selling a product; and for good reason: humor is one of the best ice-breakers. If a brand...
If world leaders were more like-minded, perhaps the elusive goal of world peace might be more attainable. But while international harmony remains a utopian dream for now, French photographer Philippe Petremant is doing his part to inch us...
When I was in middle school, I took a sign language class. At the time, it struck me as interesting that some words and letters looked exactly like the thing being described, while others seemingly had no relation. That’s why I’m intrigued...