Callipgraphr personalized fonts
February 22nd, 2018 - OpenMags Team

Calligraphr, your personalized font

The Arial and Times New Roman dictatorship is about to end. Personalization has finally come to typefaces. Calligraphr (previously called Myscriptfont) allows you to scan handwritten text and use it in digital documents and designs. The pro version of this tool, developed by the Swiss company Maklabu GmbH, also gives you the option of joining-up letters, just as you can when writing by hand. Photo by Marcus de Paula

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I'm happy to be seen reading a certain publication, because it defines who I am as much as my eyewear says sometthing about me.


Apps for millionaires
February 22nd, 2018 - OpenMags Team

Apps only for millionaires

Whether it’s because download costs stand at almost $1,000 or because you need to prove a millionaire’s income in order to be accepted as a user, there are some apps that will never feature on the top download charts. I’m...

February 22nd, 2018 - OpenMags Team

Icons for change: Free designs for a better society

An icon can change the world. At least that’s what the designers collective Noun Project proclaims: “We believe using the power of visual language can make a positive impact in the world”. Their initiative Icons for Change consists in offering free...

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Post-brexit passport design
February 22nd, 2018 - OpenMags Team

Post-Brexit design

The planned exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union means that the British passport will need to be redesigned. Dezeen magazine launched a competition to design a new document that “showed the world a positive view of the...

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February 6th, 2018 - OpenMags Team

Three key elements of a successful digital publication

Forget what you think you know about content, design and usability. As people increasingly consume online content through small screens and touchscreens, we need to reimagine digital publications. At the same time, the latest insights into why people decide to...

February 1st, 2018 - OpenMags Team
There's a designer in you

There’s a designer in you

Not everybody is an artist, but we can all be designers. Just as we can personalise the real spaces we live in, so too can we create virtual spaces displayed on our computers, phones or tablets. Thanks to digital tools...