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Hello Los Angeles! If you haven’t yet, spend some time with us on the first Tuesday of every month at our #TDKTuesdays. It’s a sweet opportunity to meet future friends or even collaborators. A wonderful new interview is now live on the site. We speak to LA-based typographer and designer, Andrew Byrom, who reminds us to, “Be a happy designer. Find the joy in it. Start over whenever you have a better idea – no matter how late in the process it comes to you. The design process needn’t be ‘fun’. The design process is hell.” If you haven’t heard of him before, you’re in for a nice read.

Good reads from TDK friends

A list of recommended articles that you might like

Happy Hour

Every Friday we raise a glass to celebrate some of the best new boozy bottles to hit store shelves. Today we are oddly inspired by the worldwide phenomenon that is PokmonGo. What started as a throwback to 90s nostalgia has grown into a terrifying addiction overnight. But whether youve dodged the cra…
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Brand New

Brand New is a division of UnderConsideration. Its sole purpose is to chronicle and provide opinions on corporate and brand identity work. We cover redesigns and new designs of well-known products, companies, and organizations. Brand New is edited and 99% written by Armin Vit.

Visit underconsideration.com

On the Grid Los Angeles

On the Grid is a user-friendly guide curated by talented local designers who want to share exceptional places in their neighborhood with the rest of the world. On the Grid was created by Hyperakt, a design agency based in Brooklyn.

Visit onthegrid.city/los-angeles

What Can You Learn from Drawing with Only a Single Line?

Italian illustrator Jonathan Calugihas an unusual approach to commissioned work. He draws two points on a page and makes themconnect in any way possible,sometimes scribbling nonsense, sometimes drawing something representative, and sometimesa bit of both. His jazzy, childlike doodles are reminiscent…
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Sagmeister & Walsh

Sagmeister & Walsh is a NYC based full service design firm that creates identities, commercials, websites, apps, films, books and objects for clients, audiences and ourselves.

Visit sagmeisterwalsh.com

AIGA Los Angeles

AIGA/LA is recognized as a civic leader for its celebration of local design, partnerships with cultural and media organizations, exceptional support of educational institutions, and a dedication to nurturing the diversity and independent spirit unique to the Los Angeles creative community.

Visit losangeles.aiga.org

Burning Questions

A free online weekly video series for creatives of all creeds who’ve lost their spark and are searching for soulfire.

Visit youtube.com/JamesVictore

Friends of Type

Friends of Type features original typographic design and lettering – fresh visual content – practically every day, by the four primary contributors. Posts are meant to log ideas, express ourselves, and inspire each other and our readers. The last week of every month we feature a guest designer, someone we admire and think will elevate our work and the site through their contribution.

Visit friendsoftype.com

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