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

by Fred Showker

DTG NewsletterDTG Newsletter ~ Vol. 26, #9 ~ September
Welcome to September, and the opening of Fall!

  1. Wow... our 22nd annual FONTS FESTIVAL!
  2. 22nd Fonts Fest: moving type, type for lawyers, cancer type and more
  3. Typographer's Majestic Treasure Chest with 45 awesome caligraphic fonts
  4. FFF #2: A Tattoo font, some calligraphy, a weird sans, a slab and even a caps marker font!
  5. Photoshop Madness: Add A Realistic Old Photo Effect To Any Photo with Photoshop
  6. 60-Seconds #336 : You Are Annoying Your Customers? Do you know why?
  7. Creative Tidbits #213: the world's ugliest color, beyond CMYK, free photos, icons and more
  8. VIDEO Tutorial : How To Make Images Look Old using Photoshop
  9. Marketing Update : ad strategies, food trends, direct mail, making money and more
  10. 5 Signs That It's Time to Update Your Website
  11. Social Media Update : Celebrity Posts, Facebook Likes, Twitter Tactics, media failures and more
  12. Ad Blockers : ad poison, skip button, pernicious Facebook, Adblock, WSJ, reader blocking
  13. A Sad day for P22
  14. The end of the Publishers' Warehouse
  15. Autumn is here... gearing up

Wow... our 22nd annual FONTS FESTIVAL!

The editorial content blood-hounds have been busy scouring the countryside for the best in fonts and typography and I don't think you'll be disappointed. Follow along as we roll into fall, toward the holidays in the world of graphic deesign!

22nd Fonts Fest: moving type, type for lawyers, cancer type and more

It's that time of year again, and we're zooming toward the autumn and into the 22nd annual Fall Fonts Festival with lots more great typography inspiration, and many more free fonts for you to enjoy! Don't forget to send in your favorites!
* Layout and Typography in Legal Pleadings
* Typography for Lawyers
* Kinetic Typography
* Free Font - RUINA
* Cancer typography
GO 22nd Fonts Fest: moving type, type for lawyers, cancer type and more

Typographer's Majestic Treasure Chest with 45 awesome caligraphic fonts

Every year for 22 years we've held the fonts fest, and celebrated typography! In all those years, we've agreed that the most fonts is the best fonts, and this really happens to be one of the best fonts collections I've seen for so cheap. Seriously -- can you pass this up ?
GO Typographer's Majestic Treasure Chest with 45 awesome caligraphic fonts

FFF #2: A Tattoo font, some calligraphy, a weird sans, a slab and even a caps marker font!

Close on the heels of the last fonts surf, we kick off #2 and this time we're concentrating on some very cool fonts you can download and use for free! We're trying to pick through the thousands of new fonts hitting the scene each year just to find a few we don't mind passing along to you!
* Kady puts slab serifs into Ansley Display
* Erial- free typeface by KolcsĀ·r Sz. Zsolt
* Do you really hate marker type faces?
* Talisman Handcrafted Typeface
* Mom Font Family
GO FFF #2: A Tattoo font, some calligraphy, a weird sans, a slab and even a caps marker font!

Photoshop Madness: Add A Realistic Old Photo Effect To Any Photo with Photoshop

OH NO ... time for some Photoshop Madness -- and what we usually get from every Tom, Dick and Harriet online is how to make your old, broken and torn photos retouched to look like new. How boring is that. In fact, we've had a half-dozen of these tutorials in this site over the years! Well, thanks to Annabelle Yeoh, here's a twist! She's going to show you how to take a perfectly excellent modern day photo, and make it look like it was shot in the teens, and saved in grandma's old trunk up in the attic.
GO Photoshop Madness: Add A Realistic Old Photo Effect To Any Photo with Photoshop

60-Seconds #336 : You Are Annoying Your Customers? Do you know why?

Gavin Jocious has written an article that really struck a note with me. I remember back in 2004, O'Reilly Media came out with a series of books about things that annoy people about technology. They invited people to send in their annoyances for the next book. They had so many coming in they published a whole series of books. But in Gavin's article "You Are Annoying Your Customers... " he asks "Do you know why?
GO 60-Seconds #336 : You Are Annoying Your Customers? Do you know why?

Creative Tidbits #213: the world's ugliest color, beyond CMYK, free photos, icons and more

Here we are in the fall and you know what that means? The Typography department people are going to be working around the clock for this year's Fall Fonts Festival, and so I'm thinking I'll give'em a hand with the Creative Tidbits columns this month. . . Have fun and if YOU have a creative tidbit to report, please send it in!
* Pantone launches new vibrant app for digital-savvy designers and colour enthusiasts
* The World's Ugliest Color Examined By Graphic Design Experts
* Free Stuff : Ioana Baltesiu's Stylish Icons
* Beyond CMYK -- New InfoTrends Study
* Safe Haven for those who admire
* Hefalo Script ~ fresh and fun!
* Time Travel with Jenna
GO Creative Tidbits #213: the world's ugliest color, beyond CMYK, free photos, icons and more

VIDEO Tutorial : How To Make Images Look Old using Photoshop

Learn how to take details from an old photo, and apply them to a new photo to make your image look old in Photoshop. Also included is a Photoshop file of the border we use in this tutorial! From Photoshop Tutorials by PHLEARN

Marketing Update : ad strategies, food trends, direct mail, making money and more

We talk about marketing, pr and advertising and while they are closely related, they each serve a distinctive function. Both pr and advertising come under the marketing banner -- and if your marketing strategy is on point, then the other two will follow. But as Leo Burnet once said, advertising without a marketing plan is empty space. Maybe that's true, but as the world becomes more complicated, marketing is getting more and more difficult. This week's update hopes to shed some light on your marketing strategy :
* Unblock Those Ads With These Five Compelling Advertising Strategies
* 8 Food Marketing Trends You Need to Know About Right Now
* How to increase customers and business via direct mail
* Tomorrow's trends in leading edge creativity today
* How Does Pinterest Make Money?
GO Marketing Update : September

5 Signs That It's Time to Update Your Website

If your website is currently helping your company, you might not think that it needs to be updated. However, a website that has not met the sales or branding goals that your company has established should be updated. While it might not need an entire redesign, a website refresh could help to bring your business better results.
GO 5 Signs That It's Time to Update Your Website

Social Media Update : Celebrity Posts, Facebook Likes, Twitter Tactics, media failures and more

When you talk about media, of course you could be talking about TV, radio, newspapers or other traditional forms of mass communications -- but today, more and more of these conversations are built around social media. There's never been a media channel more widely available nor seductive than social media -- and this is the media we're focusing on in these Media Updates. Enjoy and get ready for September! Here are our topics this week:
* Authorities To Crack Down On Paid Celebrity Social Media Posts
* 6 Infallible Reasons to Take Your Business to Social Media
* Are Facebook Likes Still Valuable in Social Media Marketing?
* 5 Research-Backed Tactics to Get More Twitter Followers
* Is Your Strategy Killing Your Multi-Media Efforts?
GO Social Media Update : 1609

Ad Blockers : ad poison, skip button, pernicious Facebook, Adblock, WSJ, reader blocking

Isn't it funny that our profession is built so heavily on advertising yet I've become such a staunch advocate against it. There's a point at which advertising has become divisive and sinister. The advertising industry in their unquenchable thirst for revenue has given the store away and are making too much money to ever become honorable again.
GO Ad Blockers : September

A Sad day for P22

I love revisiting fonts from past Fonts fests. I really liked the the Declaration font, but when I returned for a revisit -- the page is gone! Then I looked systematically for the destintations of P22 Fonts links, to no avail. It's a shame when so many links are broken in the site -- all caused by the webmasters who don't adhere to the cardinal rule of the web : never break a link. Sad Face.

You're invited to visit our Fonts Fest from 10 Years ago, but don't be surprised to find everyone's links broken (but ours)
* http://www.graphic-design.com/news/0609.html

The end of the Publishers' Warehouse

The Publishers' Warehouse was established in 1989 to house hoards of free stuff, public domain, and even commercial software that we developed for our readers. I always provided a disk of freebies to my workshop attendees through the 1990s, and our annual holiday freebies. It was fun, and everyone always enjoyed our puzzle to guess the "address" for the loading dock.
      The Warehouse is still there, but it's not updated for the past several months, and will remain static from now on. You might enjoy some of the items there including clip collections, fonts and templates if you've never been there. Each month the address is either the month name or the monthly color.

Autumn is here... gearing up

With the Fall Fonts Festival under way, we'll be adding new items all through the month, and through October. It'll be fun, and don't forget to share your favorite type and font comments!

We'll probably get started on the Holiday season during October as well, so get your thinking cap ready to share holiday and seasonal tips, tricks and promotions for November and December.

September is brought to you by "the color Russet" ... moving us toward Autumn!
GO September is brought to you by the letter 'S'

And, as for this month, well, you've already wasted a perfectly good hour reading the DTG newsletter. Hopefully all is not wasted and you've gained at least one helpful tidbit of info.

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

 


        +FredShowker, Editor / Publisher @Showker

Parting words for September as we enter the fall...

      "Be nice to people on your way up...
        you'll meet them on your way down."
            - Jimmy Durante

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