DT&G : Design, Type & Graphics for May, 2016

by Fred Showker

DTG NewsletterDTG Newsletter ~ Vol. 26, #5 ~ May
Graphic designers, web designers, illustrators, typographers, digital artists and everyone in the creative fields around here are looking forward to this year's Designing Women Celebrtion, and the onset of spring!

  1. Welcome to May -- creative beginnings, May Design, color and graduation!
  2. 21st Annual Designing Women for 2016 comes to a close
  3. Laura Worthington: graphic designer, typeface designer, lettering art extraordinaire
  4. We Love you, Yuko Shimizu !
  5. 21st Annual Designing Women: Marta Granados, two new videos and more
  6. Seymour Chwast: Using irony and sympathy in graphic design
  7. 60-Seconds #332 : How to keep your email out of the spam traps and trash!
  8. Creative Tidbits #205: shortcuts, video, extravagant lettering, illustration and more
  9. &Else : News, Views & Reviews is busy this Spring
  10. You are at risk : ransomware, sextortion, cyberstalking, phishing, malware
  11. Goodbye Winter, hello Summer

Welcome to May -- creative beginnings, May Design, color and graduation!

All those bright new designers, illustrators and visual communicators will be hitting the streets with their diplomas for the first time! Congratulations on your accomplishments... keep on learning!
      This edition has new items, plus the last entries for our Designing Women celebration.

21st Annual Designing Women for 2016 comes to a close

We're closing out this year's celebration with two surfs, and a visit to two amazing designers from the worlds of typography and illustration! We've seen some outstanding women this year, and I hope you enjoy these final entries in the fields of graphic design!
      You're gonna love Sara's video -- and Sue's posters, so follow along and have a great time!
* Jennifer Dickert : Altered Context
* Nicole Miller-Wong : minimalism
* Sue Murphy : a matter of fact
* ZSO speaks for herself
GO 21st Annual Designing Women for 2016 comes to a close

Laura Worthington: graphic designer, typeface designer, lettering art extraordinaire

We ran across Laura again quite by accident, but thought for some reason we had met her before -- which we had -- we featured her in 2013. Low and behold we catch back up with her and discover she's continuing as one of the masters of lettering fonts in the world! Ladies and gentlemen, please meet Lura Worthington . . . .
GO Laura Worthington: graphic designer, typeface designer, lettering art extraordinaire

We Love you, Yuko Shimizu !

Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Yuko Shimizu -- a Japanese illustrator and instructor at The School of Visual Arts based in New York City - her world-class works are truly awesome!

21st Annual Designing Women: Marta Granados, Visual Storyteller, two new videos and more

Having a great time learning about such outrageous new talents! This issue we have two videos along with a super collection of wonderful samples and portfolios ... take this journey and I hope you have as much fun as I did putting it together!
* Marta Granados: universal language of color and shape
* Peperina Magenta : Visual Storyteller
* Barbara Nessim : : An Artful Life
* Karla Blanco : Make a statement
GO 21st Annual Designing Women: Marta Granados, Visual Storyteller, two new videos and more

Seymour Chwast: Using irony and sympathy in graphic design

You've heard me speak of Seymour Chwast many times in the past. He's an icon of the graphic design world, and when he speaks -- designers should listen. That's why I just had to post this as soon as I discovered it. Thanks to Steven Heller for passing this along. This is good stuff, folks, don't miss it !

60-Seconds #332 : How to make sure your email doesn't end up in the spam traps and trash!

After spending about six hours tracking and reporting spam, do you think I need to see one more? No? Well then, don't send me your press release that looks like spam. Take a look at this and see how bad it can get

Creative Tidbits #205: shortcuts, video, extravagant lettering, illustration and more

This is why I love doing the creative tidbits. Sometimes we have some simple ones and sometimes-complicated ones. This week, we've even got a very cool new video you don't want to miss! And, yes, yet another Adobe shortcuts chart to end all shortcuts charts. Jump in and enjoy ... and don't forget to send me your favorites to share with DTG readers.
* Artist Brian Yap on How iPad Apps Transformed The Way He Works
* Tobias Saul lettering, typography, illustration excellence
* HUGE Adobe Shortcuts charts in infographic
* A great logo Hewlett-Packard isn't using?
GO Creative Tidbits #205: shortcuts, video, extravagant lettering, illustration and more

&Else : News, Views & Reviews is busy this Spring

Lots happening out there in the world of graphic arts and design, here are just a few from our &Else department
* TypeLab, Tours and More Offer Creative Interactive Learning Opportunities at Typographics Festival
* Design Biz Opportunity : CurbAppeal brings Real Estate photography to the iPhone
* Author Joshua Cooper Ramo to Deliver Keynote at ACQUIRE 2016
* Graphics : Making animated GIF files just became a lot easier!
* The first immersive photo chat in real time: Photonomie
* Graphics : Comicbook style storytelling always a hit -- with Comic Life
* DT&G Gizmos: When you need to distribute data, you need a USB Duplicator
. . . and more in this month's &Else
GO &Else : News, Views & Reviews is busy this Spring

You are at risk : ransomware, sextortion, cyberstalking, phishing, malware

And now the bad news : there are fewer and fewer websites that follow the Design Center's anti-spam, anti-stalk rules -- most websites do not, and it's getting worse. You know you're always safe at Graphic-Design.com since we've been spam-free for more than a quarter of a century -- but you'd better watch out where ever else you surf. I encourage you to follow my other column, Safe Netting in the User Group Network where we try to keep you informed of the latest threats -- ransomware, sextortion, cyberstalking, phishing, malware, and a host of spam-born and website delivered attacks that are out to get YOU! You are at risk : ransomware, sextortion, cyberstalking, phishing, malware

Goodbye Winter, hello Summer

Now that the weather is finally getting nice, here on the North American continent, I suspect you'll be spending less time on the grind stone and more time in your personal pleasures! So take your digital camera or phone camera along and capture some fantastic photos to share with the rest of us!

We say goodbye to the Publishers' Warehouse this month. Or, shall I say it will remain in place, with all items, but we will no longer be adding to that library. From now on, if I write about something that is a free download, the download link will be in the article as opposed to sending you to the Warehouse loading dock.

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

 


        +FredShowker, Editor / Publisher @Showker

Parting words for May...

      God could not be everywhere, and therefore
        he made mothers.
            Rudyard Kipling

What did you miss last month?

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Don't forget ... we encourage you to share your discoveries about favorite or famous graphic designers and illustrators with other readers. Just contact me.

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