Ellen Stoehr Design
freelance creative director \\ designer


Thoughts become things


This is an opinion blog

about typography, design, and the challenges or innovations across different projects as entrepreneur but it also hosts personal challenges, wins and opinions.

May you learn from my findings and lessons. Proceed with caution.


The Word "Discombobulate"

discombobulate :: Doesn’t this word sound exactly like its meaning? It sounds like a dad word. A word dad would use to describe how I took apart my #Lego creations and left them all over the floor. 

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verb \\ disconcert or confuse (someone): (as adjective discombobulated) : He is looking a little pained and discombobulated | This attitude totally discombobulated Bruce.

Font education: Avenir was designed in 1988 (the year of my birth) by @AdrianFrutiger. The word #Avenir means “future” in French and hints that the typeface owes some of its interpretation to Futura, the font, (designed in 1932). It's a yummy, versatile font that you will start to notice everywhere. @TheWalker, @bloomberg, and @spotify uses it for their #wordmark (pretty sure), and as a graphic designer, I’ve seen it in many #brandguidelines. It’s great for body copy (in it’s lighter weights) and also looks good as a header. Use Avenir and look modern.

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