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Well Designed: Newswordy.com

The fine folks at idsgn have launched a new website, Newswordy, which is best left to them to describe:

“Buzzwords are frequently used in news media. These are words that do not typically occur in everyday speech, but are common among newscasters, talking heads, and pundits on cable news. Every weekday, Newswordy will celebrate one of these words.”

With a simple, wonderfully scalable, 3 column grid and a minimal hierarchy, Newswordy posts are easily digestible but also rich in content. Given examples lead to original sources and there’s even a column devoted to the use of the weekly word in everyday Twitter feeds. The typography is clean and the design is crisp and to the point. I even love the rotating full field color palette to add a nice change of environment with each post.

Visit Newswordy here.

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The Noun Project needs help

The Noun Project is a website devoted to cataloging and fostering a design community focused on creating a visual language (in the form of simplistic icons and symbols) for commonly used terms and nouns. Obviously The Noun Project is building upon a rich legacy formed by AIGA, The National Park Service and more, but they need your help. To expand the website into a fully functional, searchable database they have a created a Kickstarter project in the hopes of raising enough funds to see this tool really come to life.

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