JUNE 2016 ... DESIGN Graduation is over, and we're going on DESIGN VACATION... graphic designers, web designers, illustrators, typographers, digital artists and everyone in the creative fields -- JUNE Colors : What's in YOUR palette! Send us your samples for DTG readers and win a prize!
GREATJUNE is brought to you by the colors in "SAND" as in "sandy beaches" How many colors of Sand? Well, we don't know, but here's a sandy palette see if this matches your idea of sandy beaches? DTG FACEBOOK FaceBook Group RSS

Steampunk style, resources and amusements

Steampunk Art Nouveau

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 September 5, 2015

DT&G : Design, Type & Graphics for September 2015

DTG Newsletter ~ Vol. 25, #09 ~ September

Graphic designers, web designers, illustrators, typographers, digital artists and everyone in the creative fields around here are looking forward to the 21st Annual Fall Fonts Festival!
01 21st Annual Fall Fonts Festival
02 Meet Doyald Young, Logotype Designer and Typographer
03 Photoshop : Deke McClelland teaches creating Hobbit text
04 Most recommended, top quality fonts for Designers
05 DTG Magazine Picks Favorite Typography and Lettering on Pinterest
06 21st Annual Fonts Festival : fonts, lettering and typography surf #1
07 21st Annual Fonts Festival : fonts, lettering and typography surf #2
08 21st Annual Fonts Festival : fonts, lettering and typography surf #3
09 Video training for type, typography, lettering and more
10 Photoshop: Creating Watercolor, Scatter and Smoke brushes in Photoshop
11 Hand Lettering, Signage, and typography illumination books for everyone
12 Video : Brush Pen Lettering No.2 with Matt Vergotis
13 Typography arts : How to know if a font sucks
14 Creative tidbits 194 ~ The Web from good to bad to ugly and back again -
15 Creative Tidbits #195: Fabian Font, Design Not Adobe, the future of Design
16 Here we are... Fall Festival ... then the Holidays September 1, 2015

21st Annual Fonts Festival : fonts, lettering and typography surf #3

When we first started the Fonts Fest some twenty-one years ago, we mainly concentrated on fonts. There were hardly any good free fonts. So we focused on bringing fonts to the design community. Today, there are fonts everywhere -- so now we look at the creative side of using fonts and actually creating our own typography by hand. August 31, 2015

21st Annual Fonts Festival : Videos of type, typography, lettering and more

After about a decade of fonts festivals -- once YouTube became main stream -- videos about type, calligraphy, lettering and typography began to become available on the web! For the past four years or so videos on the subject have proliferated -- today there are tens of thousands of videos online all about typography. Some are just typing with music. Many are instructional. Here are just a few we've picked out for this year's venue -- but offer a lot of opportunities once you begin to discover their authors. Have fun August 28, 2015

Photoshop : Deke McClelland teaches creating Hobbit text

Celebrating Lynda this month, we get a FREE Photoshop and Illustrator tutorial from Lynda.com -- Deke McClelland shows you how to create a type treatment similar to the one used in the logo for The Hobbit, and an invitation to the FREE Lynda.com traning pages for DTG readers! August 28, 2015

21st Annual Fonts Festival : fonts, lettering and typography surf #1

Here we go kicking off the twenty-first annual fonts festival. Kind of hard to believe we started this in 1994! Where were you in 1994? My favorite part of the annual fonts fest is just searching for cool entries and resources to share with the DT&G readers! August 26, 2015

21st Annual Fonts Festival : fonts, lettering and typography surf #2

This issue visits two distinctively different creative resources in typography -- first, we'll meet Casey Ligon and her wonderfully fresh type and lettering designs, then move on to a striking poster by Franz Werner! Follow along . . . August 26, 2015

Creative Tidbits #195: Fabian Font, Design Not Adobe, the future of Design

Fred Showker's Creative tidbits There's a lot more to design than Photoshop or Illustrator. The sooner new designers discover it's not the software that makes the designer, they'll all be better off. That's why I really enjoyed seeing this week's topics!

  • TheFutureByDesign: The future is function
  • For Designers of all Kinds, NOT Adobe
  • Beyno by Fabian Korn

Have a great time . . . August 25, 2015

Photoshop Tutorial: Creating Watercolor, Scatter and Smoke brushes in Photoshop

Our friends out at 123rf.com have sent this tutorial to brighten your brushes collection -- and they even send along links to the suggested files. We all know that understanding how to make your own brushes can really come in handy. After all, many times, you could use a good brush when working in Photoshop August 24, 2015

Hand Lettering, Signage, and typography illumination books for everyone

No, don't think books have gone out of style! And, while there are hundreds of thousands of examples and samples of great typography and hand lettering on the web, you really cannot do without these selected books for this year's 21 Anniversary Fall Fonts Fest! Dig in folks, you don't have much time left! August 24, 2015