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DT&G:   Vol. 18, Number 9,   September, 2008   ~   The eZine for Design, Typography, & Graphics   (since 1990)  

September 2008:
14th Annual Fall Fonts Festival

Do you LOVE fonts? What's in YOUR Fonts list?

WIN prizes Suggest a font... suggest a type site... share your favorite downloadable font... show us your latest type, logo, lettering or typography masterpiece... if we think it's cool, we'll send you a gift, just for participating. Post it here

Fred's Famous Fonts Surf for 2008

Fred Showker takes you one the DTG 2008 Fall Fonts Festival surf for fonts In this year's surf we'll design some cool stuff with typography, introduce you to Linotype's Font Explorer; see how to prune excess fonts in OS X; check out a series of very cool tutorials, visit a Free Grungy Font Resource and look in on the foundries of some very special font creators. Oh, and all along the way, we'll see some fun and unique fonts! So join me for the 2008 Fall Fonts Surf, Part 1

2008 Font Resources of Note

DTG Fonts Fest...from some extensive typography and fonts research, I'll share some surfing and testing I've done regarding font tools including: FontVista * Charmas * FontCard * FontForge * Font Finagler * Art Text... and some tutorials on working with type and typography. You can never have enough type and fonts tools, so enjoy these Font & Typography Resources

Type faces speak to your readers... delivers the visual message

Type, fonts personality the next article in our series on publication design deals with selecting typography, type faces or fonts that evoke the theme, emotion, and personality of the message. All publications are aimed at a specific target readership -- it's the designer's challenge to purvey and reinforce the message to that readership using the best Type faces that speak to your readers

Fractals Part 3 : Using a Fractal Effectively in Your Design

Fractallicious! Fractals can be the graphic designers' best friend! In part 3 of this series, creative digital artist Pam Blackstone talks about the unique possibilities of fractals for print materials, web design, book and magazine illustration, product packaging, fabric and textile design, industrial design, merchandising, and more. These colorful creations can be very effective design solutions

Timothy Donaldson ... luscious fonts with a brush

Tim Donaldson When he was two years old, Tim Donaldson amazed his parents by being able to name each of the ships that passed by his home on the Manchester Ship Canal, near Manchester, England. Today, this heightened awareness of minute details provides his insight into creating luscious letterforms and calligraphic typography like his Humana and Neo Neo fonts.

Neville Brody: Modern-day typography superstar

Neville Brody Here we visit the works of British designer, art director and leading-edge font designer of the ultra-quality fonts from Linotype Foundry :: Insignia: hip, cutting-edge sans with an attitude :: Industria: multi-purpose, killer condensed sans :: Arcadia: Art Deco styling, ultra-urban :: Neville Brody: Modern-day typography superstar

Live Typography in Illustrator Patterns?

Artlandia Live Patterns in Adobe Illustrator Picture this: you've built a great pattern using letters or typography in Illustrator, and the client calls to update the text! OH NO! You'll have to start over. Not if you get plug-in for simultaneous interactive editing of multiple objects in this fantastic new plug-in Artlandia LivePresets for Adobe Illustrator

Auntie Pat: extraordinary script from David Bergsland

David Bergsland Typography expert David Bergsland introduces you his latest masterpiece, the Open Type Pro script Auntie Pat. We call this a humanist italic that behaves like a script -- but hidden under the Gliphs palette, you'll find riches! ... ladies and gentlemen, meet Auntie Pat Script

Typographics Part 2

TUBELast year we introduced video into the Fall Fonts Festival and it was so well received we decided to do it again! So, here's another stunning line-up of great videos produced around the topic of type, typography and fonts -- including a special documentary featuring Steven Heller, and a superb presentation on letterpress printing. Hope you enjoy this years Typographics Part 2

Bodoni Open: elegant beauty of rhythm of form

Bodoni Open Little did Giovanni Battista Bodoni know that when he chiseled his first font that it would become a timeless classic which would endure all time. To understand why Bodoni has been called the "father of modern typefaces" we revisit the many splendid uses of the elegant typeface Bodoni Open

Text becomes art, photos become text

Artext We told you about ArText several years ago and now Simon Leung of ArText is back with art he specifically created for the 14th Annual Fonts Festival. He's been working on the software and now it offers some awesome new capabilities to use random Freestyle typography when generating art based on your digital photos! Fantastic! See the spectacular workings converting photos to text with Artext

101 Photoshop Tips in 5 Minutes

Deke Pod Yes, Deke goes into show biz -- with his wacky Photoshop tips-fest portends more good times ahead -- this instructive series of video podcasts promises to be uncensored, unregulated, and frankly unlike any other videos on the topics of computer graphics -- Can he do it? 101 Photoshop Tips in 5 Minutes

Make your photos FUN

Funtastic Funtastic Photos could possibly be the most fun and most capable photo editor to come along for the Mac. The 1-Click Styles function creates stunning effects that would take hours in Photoshop or Elements. More importantly it has at least two of the most asked-for image editing techniques: tile-photo-montages and multiple image print layouts. Funtastic Photos

TypeBook Creator: make cool font books

typebook Veenix sent in this little fonts utility for Mac users and we immediately started making type books. The TypeBook Creator allows you to create and print type specimen books of your entire font collection -- it even categorizes types according to styles -- then prints from an assortment of layouts. We think you're going to like TypeBook Creator

&ELSE... freebies and cool stuff

This month's &Else includes: * Batch image and photo editor * Tiled Poster printing * Creating Presentations * Digital Image Processing for Leopard * Photo presentations * Geotagging for Aperture * Lightwave plug-in for Poser Pro * Graphics Screen Editor * Canvastic for Kid Publishing * Free iMedia Browser ... and a dozen others! News, Reviews &Else!

Newsletter Critique & Makeover Clinic

It's been several years since I came in off the road doing my national "Newsletter Makeover Clinics." I had thought that by now, everyone already knows how. Well, today there's a new need for it, so we've opened the clinic again, and can help you take your newsletter or publication to the next level. I guarantee you'll like what you learn at our Newsletter Critique & Makeover Clinic

Photoshop Madness... it's a jungle out there

Photoshop MadnessIt's been quite a while since our last edition of Photoshop Madness because the Photoshop 911 folks were deeply involved in getting the forums up and running. * Photoshop Scalped and Hijacked * The Art & Times of Rodny Mella * Bert Monroy on Creating Photorealistic Reflections and Shadows * Creating Realistic Water in Photoshop * Real World Image Sharpening Tips * Art (bling) is where you find it . . . What Photoshop Madness have you encountered? Let us know about it ...
Enjoy this month's edition of Photoshop Madness

What's in your portfolio?

Here is your opportunity to show and tell DTG and Design Center readers about your photography, graphic design, illustration or image editing experience and skills! Send in your three or four best pieces of digital photography, image editing, or photo-illustration, and we'll enjoy a field trip to your digital digs...

Photoshop 911 forum topics

Photoshop 911 ForumsWe've had several hundred new members in the past few months, and discussions are getting a lot of help to a lot of new users ... from colour to black/white ; Problems with Image Processor ; CS3 Brushes ; help with transparency ; JPEGs opening in landscape ; Removing Colours from jpeg ; corrupt files ; CS2 not saving EPS as JPG ; and even simulating dymo tape! If you're not a member yet, you may be missing some valuable help from all the pros in the Photoshop 911 Forum

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