Andy Clarke is a well-known web designer, design consultant, and mentor. He’s been called plenty of things since he started working on the web. His ego likes terms such as “Ambassador for CSS,” “industry prophet,” and “inspiring,” but he’s most proud that Jeffrey Zeldman once called him a “triple-talented bastard.” With his wife Sue, Andy founded Stuff & Nonsense in 1998, where they’ve helped companies around the world to improve their designs by providing consulting and design expertise.
Inspired Design Decisions: Otto Storch (Typography And Layout)
Until a few months ago, Andy Clarke hadn’t heard of Brooklyn-born designer Otto Storch. Although he was an award-winning graphic designer, unlike many of his contemporaries, Storch and his work have been largely overlooked. Storch amassed a vast body of work, and it’s an incredible shame that his work isn’t more widely known, especially online. There’s no Wikipedia page devoted to Storch, and no one has published a book about him or his work.
Otto Storch was a prolific designer and in this seventh instalment of Inspired Design Decisions webinars, Andy Clarke will explore how Storch inspires his designs for the web. By the end of the session you will find answers to the following questions:
- How do we use CSS Shapes to go beyond basic shapes to add energy to our designs?
- How do we use rotations on text for extra impact?
- How can we use mirroring and reflections to add interest to a design?
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