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DTG September 2010

Typography to excite the senses * A Brief History of Typography * Fonts with Attitude * 16th Annual Fonts Gallery * MailBag: Font comments from DTG Readers & Winners * Bookshelf: Most Important Typography Books * Type: Which type styles are best? * Design: Art & Creative tidbits * Photoshop Madness: Cool Text Effects * Web Design: Choosing a Web Hosting Plan * Desktop Publishing: Type on the Grid using Adobe InDesign * Desktop Publishing: : Creating Pages using InDesign CS5 * Graphic Design: Interactive Documents using InDesign * The Design Bookshelf... TOO MUCH * Publishing & Media Update * &Else : all the news postings * September : it's all about type September 1, 2010

Photoshop Cool Text Effects

In this edition of Photoshop Madness, we'll create two movie posters, one from the Avatar Movie, and the other from the Deadliest Catch. Then we enjoy the ubiquitous Aqua Text Effect (again), and delve into Photoshop's Displacement Mapping. We'll wrap it up with a serving of Ice cream and several others! August 31, 2010

Font comments from DTG Readers

Each year we ask for readers' comments, discoveries, reflections, inspiration and views on type, fonts and typography. These two shining submissions grabbed our attention and we just had to pass them along to you. (Plus they win prizes for sending their thoughts!) August 31, 2010

Typography to excite the senses

Welcome to the 16th Annual Fonts Festival ... come and discover new talent and amazing design work appearing around the world -- new typography works that take the art to a new level. This is the first in an upcoming series of field trips we'll be taking over the weeks to come. Sit back and enjoy... August 31, 2010

Fonts with Attitude

These are definitely not your father's fonts. Ingram labels this CD collection "Fonts for the Modern Age" and that's exactly what they are. Follow along as we take a peek at just a select few of more than 800 new fonts included in this killer fonts collection August 31, 2010

A Brief History of Typography

This wonderful account, authored in 2005 by Thomas W. Phinney now comes to DTG readers with hundreds of links and references added, and updated. Learn the history behind the fonts! August 30, 2010

Typography through the centuries

Continuing with our history of Typography, next with type definitions and detail beginning with the Trajan Column, and continuing through the Blackletter, the dark ages, and the forward in time. August 30, 2010

Transitional & Modern Type Families

Now we continue with the Transitional genre of typography, so-called because of its intermediate position between old style and modern -- as we continue the brief History of Typography. August 30, 2010

Sans Serif: Gothic and Grotesque

Why do they call Sans Serif fonts 'Grotesque' or 'Gothic' ? Find out and meet some of the founding fathers in this part five of the "Brief History of Typography" by Thomas Phinney August 30, 2010

Slab Serif: Egyptian Type Styles

Continuing the history of typography we now discover many sans serif type faces and how they became modified with serifs to become the Slab Serif or Egyptian classification with fonts like Rockwell, Clarendon and others August 30, 2010