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Social Media Update 1109-20

This Social Media update takes a look at : * 5 Steps To Get Your Business Ready For Mastering Google+ * 7 tips for dealing with upset Facebook fans * 7 Twitter Tools To Get More Engagement * 8 Essential Rules for Social Media and Business * Developing a Unique Content Strategy for Google+ * Facebook Adds New Mobile Security Features * Facebook makes massive privacy, tagging changes and the emerging world of social networking ... September 21, 2011

Marketing Update 1109-19

This marketing update rolls into fall with interesting statistics, plus lots of tips and tricks including . . . * 13 Hot Facebook Marketing Tips From the Top Pros * Seven Tips for More-Profitable Direct Mail in Today's Economy * Future of marketing is cross-media or bust * Best-Practices for Creating a Harmonious Mobile Environment * Getting Started With Mobile Marketing... and more September 20, 2011

Just My Type - A Book About Fonts

Simon Garfield's new book "Just My Type" is a wonderful romp through the world of fonts and typography ... a little bit history, a little big rumor, a lot of background and a pile of really fun insights into type, letters and letterforms -- required reading! September 19, 2011

Ampersand Fever

Twenty Three years ago I selected an ampersand for the banner of DT&G, and then used it in many different creative ways in the newsletter and eventually, in the site, like our &Else column. Today, it seems like everyone has the ampersand fever ... thus a new series in our Typography department ... September 16, 2011

Michael Doret's Steinweiss Script

It's always a thrill to get a new font, and a major thrill to get one from Michael Doret. You might remember we spotlighted Michael's Metro Script five years ago for the 12th Fonts Fest. We are thrilled again this year with Michael's Steinweiss Script -- and it's been voted the 'official' font for the 17th annual fall fonts festival! September 15, 2011

Retouching Hair: Changing Hair Color

Next in our series, Scott Kelby walks you through the steps of changing hair color -- afairly common, especially if you’re trying to match the clothes, etc. There are some crafty tips in this free Photoshop tutorial for going both light and dark! September 7, 2011

Creative Tidbits: Typography

Just in time for this issue of Creative Tidbits, two excellent pieces from icons in the design and typography fields : Allan Haley asks "What is Typography All About?" ... and our friend Steven Heller reminds us all of the place occupied in typography history by Steve Jobs! Also, we have :
[] We Love Typography
[] Print's Color Conference
[] Indies Only: Oswego Resident Having His Cake
[] Liz Ryan: Moving past the tire-kickers
[] Spending Wisely on Technology
[] Entrepreneurial Success: 6 Questions with Lolo Siderman
[] 7 Ways Tim Cook's Apple Can Serve Small Business Better
I've got lots more creative typography tidbits so stay tuned all through September and October ... September 5, 2011

17th Annual Fonts Surf Two

Now we continue our fonts surf with more extraordinary typographic works, news, reviews, and views with * Who stole Times Roman? * Six Fonts That Piss People Off * Typeface Inspired by Comic Books * Logos in Black * Love Thy Logo * More Comic Sans Bashing * . . . and more September 1, 2011

Photoshop Madness typography Part 3

We're on a roll for this month's 17th annual fonts fest with "Dimensional Type" * Horror Theme Text Effect Photoshop Tutorial * Adding Fantastic Color to 3D Text (a 2-part series) * Create A Cool 3d Text Scene ... and wrapping it up with * Wrapping Text in 3D In Photoshop September 1, 2011

DTG News for September, 2011

01 Welcome to September
02 17th Annual Fonts Surf
03 17th Annual Fonts Surf Two
04 Photoshop Madness Typography
05 Photoshop Madness Dimensional Type 2
06 Photoshop Madness Dimensional Type 3
07 Metal Type in the 21st Century
08 Design inspiration : Typography in space
09 Typography in space too
10 Michael Doret's Steinweiss Script
11 The World's Most Hated Fonts
12 Favorite APPs for Designers
13 Creative Tidbits: Typography
14 Marketing Updates for September
15 Alert: Before you buy a vehicle online
16 Site of the Month : Ben Fry
17 &Else : news, views, reviews and more
18 AS WE CONTINUE
19. On the Fonts Fest Trail ...
and more! September 1, 2011