New year, new colour palette

I have decided to go minimalist for my website, well, not too minimalist as I am still a lover of bright colours (see i-dent graphic above).

The compromise was a move away from a dark background and keeping the colour palette simple and clean. I have managed to incorporate my most favourite colour of the moment though, teal.

I have always admired strong use of typography in design and would like to explore this in more detail in the coming new year. I have found myself drawn towards illustrations and graphics and have been enjoying reading Smashing Magazine, an online resource for designers. They held a Typographic Layout Design Contest with one of the prizes being a copy of The Typographic Desk Reference “a quick reference guide of typographic terms and classification with definitions of form and usage for Latin based writing systems”.

I really really want one. Does this make me a book-spotter?


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