DTG | Design, Typography & Graphics News for October 2015

by Fred Showker

DTG NewsletterDTG Newsletter ~ Vol. 25, #10 ~ October

Graphic designers, web designers, illustrators, typographers, digital artists and everyone in the creative fields around here are looking forward to the holiday seasons, and the start of a brand new 2016!

  1. Happy October, autumn, Fall and The Holidays
  2. Ten Years Ago
  3. Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum unveils Louise Fili Font
  4. Photoshop Madness : fall facebook madness reveals some real mad winners!
  5. Inspiration : Amazing type, font and lettering treatments that show true creativity!
  6. Pope Francis Visits America -- fun and educational
  7. Surfing for lessons, inspiration, neon, terms, and the culture of typography: surf #5
  8. Nikita Prokhorov is the real deal: Logos, lettering, and visions that move
  9. Download 500 free fonts in a single download? Seriously?
  10. 21st Annual Fonts Festival : fonts, lettering and typography surf #4
  11. Clementine Font: A bit of Victoriana whimsy from Ted Staunton
  12. Photoshop: Create type made from grass
  13. Meet Scott Biersack
  14. Creative Tidbits #197: spectacular drone shots to advice for branding and more
  15. Steampunk style, resources and amusements
  16. Have a great October

Happy October, autumn, Fall and The Holidays

October is always a great time of year because it opens the holiday season, reminds us that winter is just around the corner, and continues the fonts festival! Enjoy the season!

Ten Years Ago

you've heard that old saying that if you put it on the web, it's on the web forever? Well, that's just not true. I visited pages from our Fonts Fest from ten years ago, and even twenty years ago, and I'm taking them down. Why? Everything I linked to is gone. Woooooosh. I try to find them so I can fix the links, but it's gone. Just plain gone. Only the content I saved to my site remains. Each article, each post, I struggle with the decision whether to save it here, or link to it. They say, "Just link to it" ... so I did.
GO Ten Years Ago

Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum unveils Louise Fili Font

Hamilton hosts 7th annual Wayzgoose Type Conference, Nov. 6-8, and unveils "Mardell" a new typeface designed by Louise Fili. Other featured speakers include: Steven Heller, Marian Bantjes and Daniel Rhatigan! Now in its seventh year, Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum hosts its annual Wayzgoose Type Conference on Nov. 6-8.
GO Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum unveils Louise Fili Font

Photoshop Madness : fall facebook madness reveals some real mad winners!

Here we go with a mad, wild, visit to Photoshop on Facebook . . . but be careful folks, it's a madhouse out there and you just never know where the madess with lead! This time it's all good. We've culled out most of the crap ...
* 8 Questions With Alberto Seveso
* Eric Scala Rare Visions
* 1940 Chevy convertible
* Cameron Phillips Redux
* Photoshop Designer . . .
GO Photoshop Madness : fall facebook madness reveals some real mad winners!

Inspiration : Amazing type, font and lettering treatments that show true creativity!

Here, we've tried to pick the very best in both technique and styling. You know you've got really creative thinking when you've made typography out of chocolate or paper or sticks and grass. In this collection you'll see some amazing lettering from carefully engineered to tealeaves! Enjoy!
GO Inspiration : Amazing type, font and lettering treatments that show true creativity!

Pope Francis Visits America -- fun and educational

We don't normally show books like this, but under the circumstances I thought it would be a fun inclusion for our October content . . . or for gift giving. Everyone loves the Pope, and here's the opportunity to invite him into your home!
GO Pope Francis Visits America -- fun and educational

Surfing for lessons, inspiration, neon, terms, and the culture of typography: surf #5

Now we continue with an unusual mix of talents from urban neon artist to a typography lesson from noted typography trainer and expert, Ilene Strizver! We're almost finished on surf #6, so better get into this one right away!
* Branding requires a balance between strategy and design.
* Type Terms You Need to Stop Confusing
* Type integration into illustration
* The Culture and knowledge of Type . . .
* Urban Interventions
GO Surfing for lessons, inspiration, neon, terms, and the culture of typography: surf #5

Nikita Prokhorov is the real deal: Logos, lettering, and visions that move

It has become almost impossible to sort the real from the players -- many people in the Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and other graphic arts areas are not genuine! That's right. They are there for the clicks. So you really have to be careful! On the other hand, some discoveries are gold! We've been friends with Nikita Prokhorov for some time, and believe me folks -- Nikita is the real deal!
GO Nikita Prokhorov is the real deal: Logos, lettering, and visions that move

Download 500 free fonts in a single download? Seriously?

The guys from MacAppware are celebrating the 21st Annual Fall Fonts Festival with a pile of new fonts to their Free Fonts collection, bringing the new total to over 500 -- all in a single download! Think about it -- you'd spend literally months downloading all these fonts, individually, from the 'free' fonts sites!
GO Download 500 free fonts in a single download? Seriously?

21st Annual Fonts Festival : fonts, lettering and typography surf #4

We have discovered some really incredible resources! That's the really rewarding thing about the festival -- the opportunity to meet and discover so many talents. And, we want to thank everyone for sending in their suggestions!

An important design point In today's surf we visit some unique individuals, and we'll se some really good fonts . . .
* Hidden talent Save the Children Indonesia campaign
* Hand-Lettered Logotypes by Dmitriy Tkachev
* Pardon My French by Vegetal Identity
* Typerror beauty in hand lettering
* The Impregnable Script Font
GO 21st Annual Fonts Festival : fonts, lettering and typography surf #4

Clementine Font: A bit of Victoriana whimsy from Ted Staunton

We've talked about P22 more than we really should over the years, but this new one from Ted Staunton is too nice to ignore. We often talk about decorative fonts leading us to different times, moods and emotions -- well Clementine does just that!
GO Clementine Font: A bit of Victoriana whimsy from Ted Staunton

Photoshop: Create type made from grass

There really isn't better training than this -- and since we are celebrating Lynda this month, we're passing along yet another FREE Photoshop and Illustrator tutorial by the one and only Deke McClelland! This Photoshop CS5/CS6 tutorial describes how to render text that has a grass effect using the Refine Mask tool. -- plus we're going to pass along TEN FREE HOURS OF TRAINING at Lynda.com!
GO Photoshop: Create type made from grass

Meet Scott Biersack

Follow along as Scott illustrates a whole wall . . . the comments and insights from this design illustrator is well worth your time watching! Scott Biersack is truly a man of all seasons and demonstrates lettering savvy on a large scale format
GO Meet Scott Biersack

Creative Tidbits #197: spectacular drone shots to advice for branding and more

Well into the Fonts Festival, I thought we'd take a little break from fonts to cover some interesting items in other areas of the graphic design and creative fields. Those drone shots are awesome, and just a little preaching will help your brand design a bit.
There's always lots to learn in the creative world, so follow along . . .
GO Creative Tidbits #197: spectacular drone shots to advice for branding and more

Steampunk style, resources and amusements

If you're a fan of the Steampunk style, then you're in for a real treat. Steampunk refers to a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery ~ set in an Art Nouveau era as an alternate history. With fall and Halloween just around the corner, here's enough reference material to fill all your steampunk fantasies! Included here is a collection of full-page samples along with coloring sheets! Enjoy
GO Steampunk style, resources and amusements

Have a great October

Visit our October / Halloween pages for lots of fun and resources

Next month we'll launch the Holidays with lots of new stuff for you... a great way to wrap up the year.

OCTOBER is brought to you by the letter "O" and The color 'Pumpkin' --

Thanks for reading... go forth and be creative!

 


        +FredShowker, Editor / Publisher @Showker

Parting words for designers from Paul Rand:
     
      Good ideas realized in a mediocre way...
        are still better than mundane ideas
          executed with technical skill!"

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