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DTG News for October

01 Fred's 2012 famous fonts surfs
02 18th Annual Top Typography Books in Review
03 40 Free Macintosh (commercial) Fonts
04 Photoshop: 3D Typography in the Sky
05 Building patterns has never been this easy
06 Hermann Zapf: Design at Hallmark Cards
07 New Gallo Fonts for Design & Crafts
08 12 Essential books for creative pros, freelancers
09 CREATIVE Tidbits : Typography
10 Fall Publishing Update
11 Marketing Update : promotions into fall
12 Sub Contracting can be profitable
13 Search for AMERICA'S NEXT AUTHOR
14 Did you see the Publishers' Warehouse?
15 &Else NEWS for the creative professional :
16 Pages of Fonts Fest Past :
17 October rolls on ... then it's November and the Holidays October 1, 2012

12 Essential books for graphic designers, creative professionals, freelancers

The most frequent questions we get on an ongoing basis are questions about management. More and more people are launching their own careers into the creative fields with little or no formal education. But to be a success, you have to know the rules. Arm yourself with these and you cannot go wrong :
* Inside the Business of Graphic Design: 60 Leaders Share Their Secrets of Success
* Creative, Inc.: The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Freelance Business
* Starting Your Career as a Freelance Illustrator or Graphic Designer
* The Graphic Designer's Guide to Pricing, Estimating, and Budgeting
* Graphic Artist's Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines
* The Creative Business Guide to Running a Graphic Design Business
* How to Be a Graphic Designer without Losing Your Soul
* Business and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers
* The Designer's Guide To Marketing And Pricing
* 2012 Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market
* Business and Legal Forms for Illustrators
* Start & Run a Graphic Design Business October 1, 2012

18th Fonts surf SIX

The online quest for cool type, typography, fonts, lettering and calligraphy goes on -- some of these are really the best we've seen so far! Don't forget to send YOURS!. Now here's what's in the 6th edition:
* Are Some Fonts More Believable Than Others?
* Pablo Impallari solves the script problem
* Peanut Butter & Jelly Ampersand!
* Smart logo begins as Helvetica
* Johnny Martz is BACK
... and more! October 1, 2012

18th Annual Top Typography Books in Review

It's that time again, and the year 2012 was a good year for typography books! Of particular note, there are another dozen good ones that don't hit the shelves until after November 1st ... so watch our November issue! Out of a slate of hundreds, here are our favorites for this year:
* Vintage Type and Graphics: An Eclectic Collection of Typography, Ornament, Letterheads, and Trademarks
* Design Elements, Typography Fundamentals: A Graphic Style Manual for Understanding How Typography Affects Design
* Stop, Think, Go, Do: How Typography and Graphic Design Influence Behavior
* Typographic Web Design: How to Think Like a Typographer in HTML and CSS
* Scripts: Elegant Lettering from Design's Golden Age
* Typographic Design: Form and Communication
* Typography : Graphic Design in Context
* Vintage Commercial Art and Design
* Custom Lettering of the 40s & 50s
* Just My Type: A Book About Fonts
* The Little Black Book of Design
* Typography Sketchbooks September 28, 2012

18th Fonts surf FIVE

The online quest for cool type, typography, fonts, lettering and calligraphy goes on -- some of these are really the best we've seen so far! Don't forget to send YOURS!. Now here's what's in the 5th edition:
* Typeface Commemorates Jean-Luc Godard's 80th Birthday
* Dyslexie, A Typeface Designed To Help Dyslexics Read
* Syraph hand lettered logo by the Fontmaker
* How to Create a Ligature by David Schwen
* A Typographic Anatomy Lesson
... and more! September 28, 2012

3D Dreamy Scene On The Sky: Tutorial

This Photoshop Tips & Tricks Tutorial was sent in by Dainis Graveris, and while it's all about the "dreamy" scene in the sky, learning the different type effects will help you along with 3d from Illustrator. It's an earlier version, not CS6, but like we said, you could always do all those effects in earlier versions, just maybe not so easily nor automated. September 27, 2012

Fred's 2012 famous fonts surf #4

We continue to roll with this year's Fonts Festival -- the more we surf, the better it gets -- but for this issue, some of these were sent in by readers! Don't forget to send YOURS!. Now here's what's in this edition:
* How to Warp Text in Adobe Illustrator
* Type Love Typography Experiment
* Typography is now on Facebook
* Ply.Series - Ampersand
* Karen Cantu Shines
... and more! September 27, 2012

Hermann Zapf: Design at Hallmark Cards

Author Rick Cusick discusses the art of "Lettering" in new book published by RIT. Hallmark helps us appreciate the small moments in life -- with greeting cards and special messages garnished with designs and lettering that enhance the full reading experience -- and we can thank Hermann Zapf. September 27, 2012

New Gallo Fonts for Design & Crafts

Gerald Gallo comes back again year after year with new fonts -- sometimes, fonts you just can't find anywhere else ... this year : cross stitch fonts, some new ornaments, art deco titling and headlines, and even alpha-numeric styling fonts! September 26, 2012

Marketing Update : promotions into fall

Make some money! Marketing, promotion, content strategy, best practices -- important consideration for all designers... this issue:
* Why content marketing is a great SEO strategy, not a short-term tactic
* 5 Tips for Maintaining a Social Media Presence with a Skeleton Crew
* Content Strategy: Elevate Your Content Marketing in 6 Easy Steps
* Breathe new life into your marketing with visual content
* The press release diet: A 12-step program
* 7 mobile marketing best-practices
... and more September 26, 2012