18th Annual Fall Typography Surf

All year long, I've been saving up typography references for our annual fonts surf. There are now so many typography knock-off and replicator sites it is almost no longer worth the surf. With Pinterest, and any number of other specialized social networking sites with topics, you're almost sure to get an overload of visual stimulation very quickly. So, sit back and take a little time . . . August 30, 2012

DTG News for November, 2011

Our November DTG newsletter opens the holiday season with lots of design goodies, including:
01 Design : What is white space?
02 Photoshop : Nature Photo Manipulation
03 Photoshop Tutorial : Replace a Head
04 Photoshop Madness Holidays
05 Typography : Fred's XYZ Blocks
06 Calligraphy & Penmanship Gift Guide
07 Top 10 Steve Jobs Books
08 Celtic Art & Design
09 Favorite APPs for Designers
10 60-Seconds: Hello, my name is Peggy
11 Law: Video Privacy Protection Act Passes
12 Plugins : Retrographer For Photoshop
13 Business: The QR Question
14 Society: Who Buys an iPhone 4S?
15 &Else : Passware Proves Mac OS Lion Insecure
16 &Else : Personalize iPhone Cases
17 Web Design Updates
18 Marketing Updates
19 Social Media Updates
20 Welcome to the holidays ... November 1, 2011

Fred's XYZ Blocks

We've all seen, and probably owned ABC Blocks at one time or another. But for kids today, do you think it's time to get a little different perspective? Fred of course has XYZ Blocks ... October 12, 2011

Copperplate Calligraphy

I've preached about the beauty of copperplate calligraphy before -- arguably the most beautiful form of hand lettering. I've encouraged you to at least try your had at producing it by hand, because by doing so you experience the true are and craft of penmanship. Here's some help to get you started September 30, 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

Typography in space too

We continue this edition of typography that occupies and defines space with the extraordinary works of Leonard Clagett, Serial Cut Imagemakers, and Yulia Brodskaya. Enjoy, and don't forget to send in your foavorites! August 31, 2011

17th Annual Fonts Surf

The fonts surf is one of the things we really look forward to -- yet this year it's very different from before. There are now so many typography knock-off and replicator sites it is almost not worth the surf. Yet there is a huge new wave of talent ... typographers coming out of the woodwork! * Can you identify these Old Style typestyles? * Chalk Typography * More negative space Logos * the awesome ABC3D Book, and more -- continuing through October ... August 30, 2011

Design inspiration : Typography in space

This edition of Typography inspiration includes a look at typography that occupies and defines space -- type with substance and form. These works represent an incredible amount of skill and pure sweat equity. Your tour will take you to the studios of these highly gifted graphic designers and illustrators ... Leonard Clagett, Serial Cut Imagemakers, Yulia Brodskaya, Grant Tucker, Theo Aartsma, Tyler Lafreniere, and Nik Ainley! Enjoy August 26, 2011

Ancient Calligraphers on iPad

Calligraphy is an art that anyone can practice. If you can write a letter, you can create calligraphy in a really beautiful way with many different styles, dating from 2000 years ago to the modern hands. Now it's on your iPad June 8, 2011

Typographic Faces

Our typography tour now takes us to the stunning works of designers like Christopher Haines, Cris Wicks, Ben Heine, Nelly Furtado and others who have designed and created Typographic portraits -- contour art -- painting portraits with type, letters, and letterforms ... October 30, 2010