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Typeface Design Degrees

Cooper Union has introduced a Typeface Design Certificate Program -- a first of its kind to be offered in the United States. This is a collaboration between the Continuing Education Department at The Cooper Union and the Type Directors Club September 20, 2010

Web Trends: Links, SEO, B2B and more

This time we're surfing to find out some important essentials in today's web design. Do links add value that print can't match? Can you make your news releases boost SEO? Does open-source social publishing open doors for marketers? We'll also look at 3 new features every PPC manager should try now ; and 11 simple ways B2B companies can be more social today. Have fun, and don't forget to send in your discoveries ... September 20, 2010

Typography that grows

At some point, we have to draw the line between typography and lettering ... and pure artistic endeavors which mimic letters or letter forms. All of these wonderful pieces were selected because they carry the notion of using typography or lettering in a natural "growing" environment and provide a delightful visual treat. September 17, 2010

Art & Creative tidbits

In this issue of Creative Tidbits, Ilene Strizver shares Eight Tips for Type on the Web ; we take a field trip to the Tipoteca Italiana Fondazione ; we visit Pale Horse' Personal Typography Works ; see a poster campaign about "Rape" ; get a sneak peak at Daniel Pelavin's first tattoo design ; Adobe and the digital magazine ; The Myths of Innovation and others ... enjoy! September 15, 2010

Publishing & Media Notes

In this edition, we've gathered some of the more interesting items in the publishing channels. Mark Dolliver writes 'What People Think of the Ad/PR Biz' ; Theodore F. di Stefano asks do e-readers spell the end of print media? Also, Six Reasons Print Belongs in Your Media Mix ; The FTC's Green Guidelines ; and do you think ads be coming to book publishing industry? Read along and remember to send in your discoveries! September 10, 2010

Web Trends : Social Media, SEO, etc

In this edition of Web Trends Brennon Slattery writes about how social media changes old web habits and Laurie Sullivan asks what will vicarious facebook check-ins get advertisers? We also see how much of our time is spent in social media -- Are all results on search engines equal? Is the Web really dead? ... and several others. Don't forget to send in your discoveries! September 10, 2010

Wildlife Photography

This book covers the practical aspects of wildlife photography, from shooting animal portraits to panning the camera in order to capture that speeding leopard -- with Photographer and environmentalist Uwe Skrzypczak September 6, 2010

JavaScript Cookbook

Why reinvent the wheel every time you run into a problem with JavaScript? This new book is chock-full of code recipes that address common programming tasks, as well as techniques for building web apps that work in any browser. September 3, 2010

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