21st Annual Fonts Festival : fonts, lettering and typography surf #4

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We have discovered some really incredible resources! That's the really rewarding thing about the festival -- the opportunity to meet and discover so many talents. And, we want to thank everyone for sending in their suggestions!
An important design point In today's surf we visit some unique individuals, and we'll se some really good fonts . . .

  • Hidden talent Save the Children Indonesia campaign
  • Hand-Lettered Logotypes by Dmitriy Tkachev
  • Pardon My French by Vegetal Identity
  • Typerror beauty in hand lettering
  • The Impregnable Script Font
September 23, 2015

Clementine Font: A bit of Victoriana whimsy from Ted Staunton

We've talked about P22 more than we really should over the years, but this new one from Ted Staunton is too nice to ignore. We often talk about decorative fonts leading us to different times, moods and emotions -- well Clementine does just that! September 22, 2015

Photoshop: Create type made from grass

There really isn't better training than this -- and since we are celebrating Lynda this month, we're passing along yet another FREE Photoshop and Illustrator tutorial by the one and only Deke McClelland! This Photoshop CS5/CS6 tutorial describes how to render text that has a grass effect using the Refine Mask tool. -- plus we're going to pass along TEN FREE HOURS OF TRAINING at Lynda.com! Photoshop: Create type made from grass September 21, 2015

Meet Scott Biersack

Follow along as Scott illustrates a whole wall . . . the comments and insights from this design illustrator is well worth your time watching! Scott Biersack is truly a man of all seasons and demonstrates lettering savvy on a large scale format September 15, 2015

Creative Tidbits #197: spectacular drone shots to advice for branding and more

Well into the Fonts Festival, I thought we'd take a little break from fonts to cover some interesting items in other areas of the graphic design and creative fields. Those drone shots are awesomel, and just a little preaching will help your brand design a bit.
      There's always lots to learn in the creative world, so follow along . . . September 15, 2015

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