October Fonts Festival continues... & ELSE
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
- 12th Annual Fonts Festival
- Seymour Chwast: icon of contemporary design
- Take a Type Tour with Fred...
- Chris Costello: "Papyrus" font
- Run-in Headlines
- Thinking In Type
- Textura Blackletters in time for Halloween
- Designing For Print On A Budget
- Alien fixes photo faux pas
- Web Critique: Art works by Mark Vatnsdal
- How can YOU help? Review a Web Site
- Michael Doret: Metroscript Poster
- FREE Tickets: "The Digital Life"
- Mailbag: Free Keyboard Layout PDF
- Mailbag: Magazine Art Treasury
- Mailbag: Free Templates and Help Tips
- Question of the Month: Publication Dating
- NOVEMBER: Designing the Holidays
- WELCOME new members and patrons
- Here come the holidays...
Every font has many more characters than what you can see on the keyboard. And they don't have to just be Pi (dingbat, symbol) or Expert, swash or other more unusual layouts. For complete showings and listings of keyboard shortcuts for Mac, Windows and web use, I created a special PDF to illustrate them all. Check it out by clicking on "Downloads" at www.trou.org article about J.C. Leyendecker and asks:
Have you checked out the site, www.magazineart.org? It has a complete artists' biography section where JC Leyendecker is featured. So, I wonder if those ads would be legal to use on the lids of the craft boxes I make? I make jewelry boxes and often decorate the lids with vintage, pre-1923 magazine covers. But, I wonder if the Arrow/Leyendecker ads would also be legal to duplicate, glue on the lid of a box, and sell in a limited quantity? I'll appreciate any advice you can give me.
[DTG:] Wow, that's a great reference! (See: 1907 Cover) For limited 'personal' use, it would probably be okay. However, according to the Leyendecker book, his works are 'owned' by the estate -- those which are not copyright by the respective magazines. The 28-year renewal applies, so a bit of research would be suggested before any real commercial mass-production. www.magazineart.org www.printingyourimage.com
"I have a few dumb questions to ask your staff. Can you tell how you determine the Volume and Issue numbers of a publication? If the publication is in its second year, wouldn't it be Volume II? Would the issue number be determined by the current year or cumulative issues? Thank you
ANSWER: First, I'd like to remind everyone -- there are NO dumb questions! We're always here to help!
[DTG:] You are indeed correct. The traditionally accepted method of numbering a periodical publication is: Volume = Year, Number = individual issues within a given year. For instance, this issue of DTG is Volume 16 (sixteenth year), Number 10 (tenth month, or October).
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WELCOME new members and patrons - We'd like to welcome all 600 new subscribers this month -- it's always a pleasure to bring new friends into the DTG family.
We also want to send a big THANK YOU out to Simon Robson of Intropica Web Developments for helping to support this month's issue. 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...
Editor / Publisher, DT&G Magazine
Parting words for October...
"Ideas, like wind-blown seeds...
have a way of crossing boundaries
and appearing in unlikely places."
- William Irwin Thompson
PS: if you've made it this far, the Loading Dock address for October will be set to "festival" in honor of our Fonts Festival. Just add the word "festival" after the last slash in www.graphic-design.com/ ... Sometime after the first of October
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&Else News, Reviews & Schmooze
- Quark XTensions in Universal Binary XChange International has released seven XTension products for QuarkXPress version 7 with support for Universal Binary which take advantage of the new Intel-based Macs
- 14.1 megapixel DSLR We used to think 2 megapixels was nirvana. Now, Foveon has released a 14.1 megapixel X3 DSLR image sensor, the highest resolution X3 sensor available - providing a 40% increase in pixel count
- Network Media Primer This is an extensive and well sourced primer on the tools, terms and equipment network mechanics and managers need to know about... Network Media Primer an extensive glossary of networking terms and tools
- About Photoshop Elements 5 In a sea of digital photo software, online tutorials, books and books, an affordable pearl -- the newest Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage -- explains everything you need to know about Adobe Photoshop Elements 5
- linkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Zevrix Solutions has rolled out version 2.0 of LinkOptimizer, the solution for reducing the size of images linked to Adobe InDesign document - save valuable storage space, time and reduce production costs by eliminating excessive image data.
- Backup for Disaster Recovery What's the worst case scenario? Are you prepared? While this article was aimed at Windows users -- it does provides a solid foundation on the steps and terms used for proper backups
- Weather for your site... Remember when it used to be a real pain to get a local weather button in your site? Not any more -- with Accuweather's free button service
- IM Across the Net? Do you believe computer IM users would give up watching American Idol in order to IM with people on other services? That's what Yahoo and Microsoft say...
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