15 Typography Gifts That Creatively Showcase the Power of Text

This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info. When it comes to art and design, experimenting with words is a unique way to creatively catch someone’s attention. Whether hand-lettered or digitally rendered, text can have a powerful impact on […]

Remembering Michael Mitchell: how he brought order to the world of typography

Michael Mitchell, courtesy of Susan Wightman, © James Mitchell Typographer and designer Michael Mitchell has died aged 78, having devoted his working life to helping designers and publishers create beautiful and legible books. Mitchell was born in 1939 in Leicester, but was certainly not set on pursuing design from a young age; he studied dentistry […]

Samsung Patent Details Holes Under Display for Front Cameras; Expected on the Galaxy Note 9

With ‘fullscreen’ smartphones galore in all of last year, 2018 is expected to be the year when smartphone manufacturers take it to the next level in terms of display technology. According to news reports, Samsung has filed a patent that has a concept which uses holes within the phone’s screen to incorporate components like the front camera […]

From School to Steam: Meet the 15-Year-Old PC Game Developers From Jaipur

HIGHLIGHTS Alter Army is due on Steam Early Access this month It’s being developed by two 15-year-olds PS4 and Xbox One versions could be considered if it does well on Steam Indian game developers usually focus on Bollywood, cricket, or mythology as themes for their titles. And with good reason. Despite being home to a billion people, preferences are […]

The Big Sick Star Kumail Nanjiani Opens Up About Wife’s Illness, The Inspiration Behind Film

Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily Gordon in Los Angeles (Image courtesy: AFP) Last year, Kumail Nanjiani released his first feature film, The Big Sick, to wide acclaim. It’s based on the real-life love story of Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon, who co-wrote the movie. Eight months into dating Nanjiani, Gordon got sick and […]

The New ‘Qualified Business Income Deduction’ Varies Based On Your Business Type – Or Does It?

Two short weeks ago, we dissected perhaps the most widely-anticipated but least-understood aspect of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: the new deduction available to business owners. As a reminder, under the new law, after January 1, 2018, the owner of a: sole proprietorship reported directly on Schedule C rental activity reported directly on Schedule E S corporation, […]

Starting a Business? Here Are the Most and Least Profitable Industries.

If you’re thinking about starting a business, it’s important to understand exactly what you’re getting into. Today, one-third of startups fail within their first two years of business, according to recent research by the Small Business Association. To ensure you’re not part of this 33 percent, it’s important to make sure the industry that you’re getting into […]

13 of the best business books of 2017

Looking to get a promotion at work, become an entrepreneur or just have smart topics of conversation at your fingertips for cocktail parties in 2018? Hit the business section of your local bookstore. There are so many business books published each year, it can be hard to overwhelming to sort through them all. So here […]

The Best PC Games of 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Thimbleweed Park is an entertaining old-school adventure Assassin’s Creed Origins is a welcome return for the series Hellblade and Pyre show that indie developers haven’t given up on PC Sony has the PS4 Pro and Microsoft has the Xbox One X. The humble PC doesn’t need to brag about 4K resolution or HDR when customisation and flexibility […]

More than words: 6 typefaces that changed how we see the world

Paul McNeil is a typographic designer with experience in brand and corporate communications. He is co-founder of London graphic design studio MuirMcNeil, and currently works as a Senior Lecturer in Typography at the London College of Communication. His latest book, “The Visual History of Type,” published by Laurence King, is out now. I’ve always been fascinated by […]