Name that font…

This British font is remembered as much for its simple beauty as its tragic end, the casualty of dissolved business partnership. Identifiable by its “ample space between letters, a ‘y’ that descends without a curl, a ligature connecting ‘c’ and ’t,’ and the bottom bowl of its ’g’ set at an angle.” “No more graceful…

Recycle plastic, not presentations

When you’re asked to prepare a presentation, what’s the first thing you do? More often than not, your answer will be either “Panic” or “Open up an old presentation deck and figure out which slides I can use.” Others manage their panic while searching for slides they can reuse. If we recycled plastic water bottles at…

10 tips for better slide decks from TED

Today we’re sharing advice from TED’s Aaron Weyenberg, who creates such amazing slide decks that people ask for his autograph. Though all of the presentation tips are great, his first and last tips are especially useful: Think about your slides last when developing a presentation. Until you clarify your message and structure the narrative, it is not…

Name that Font

I love fonts. Most have their own history.  (A great read on this is Just My Type by Simon Garfield). Throughout my career, they’ve given me an unjustifiable reason to procrastinate on a writing assignment. “What would it look like if I went with Bookman Old Style instead of Garamond?” Until about ten years ago I could…