In search of Martin Luther King Jr.

Each year, we like to focus on achievements in the visual communications world in celebration of Black History Month. This year we're taking a little different approach in a quest to find creative expressions of Martin Luther King Jr. We've also updated the whole series of pages about Black designers and artists in the world ... January 16, 2018

A new era of type-design control and power for graphic & web designers from FontLab

FontLab is an extraordinary font creation tool -- and now, FontLab VI for Mac and Windows represents a major advancement in professional font editing. Rewritten from scratch, FontLab VI offers a modern platform not just for established type designers and font engineers, but also for graphic designers and illustrators who wish to customize existing fonts or create their own type designs — including color fonts and variable fonts. Folks, you cannot do this with any other software! December 19, 2017

FFF #10 : Penny Candy WOW, typography mistakes, Jordan's 3D typography and more

23rd Fonts Fest surf #10

In this edition, we're pushing this year's number of encounters way beyond any years in the past! I'm really enjoying picking up all these leads, and we may even see Penny Candy again in our Designing Women celebration in March! You'll just have to stay tuned. Now, check these : October 25, 2017

FFF #9 : Groundbreaking typography and lettering books you need to see!

23rd Fonts Fest surf #9

Here's the latest groundbreaking typography book from Alex, that follows the design philosophy that fonts and typography have actual personality, and will "speak" the message if the right face is selected! We'll also take a look at one of my favorites for a long time The Big Awesome Book of Hand & Chalk Lettering ... follow along and have a great October! October 18, 2017

Halloween, Steampunk, Day of the Dead, clip art, activities, coloring and more

fun Halloween at DTG Magazine

Creative tidbits is a column in DTG Magazine featuring creative inspiration Here are our most requested, most shared and favorite Halloween pages from the immediate past! Halloween feature Ultimate Photoshop Halloween Masks Halloween feature Awesome Steampunk photo manipulations and photo-realistic illustrations! Halloween feature FREE Halloween Fonts . . . Halloween feature Halloween inspiration, art, activities and download fun for all Halloween feature Steampunk style, resources and amusements Halloween feature Day of the Dead graphics, clip art, design inspiration and fun Have fun, and don't forget to write! October 17, 2017

Creative Tidbits #239: gradients, politics, the constitution, the professor filmmaker and more!

Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

It's always fun to learn about new resources and people in the graphic arts industry making strong statements, and moving forward. You can easily see, and understand, how politics are playing a real role in today's Graphic Design community! Such is our collection in today's edition : creative inspiration Make America Gradient Again creative inspiration 2017’s Most Powerful Protest Art Is Quickly Making Its Way Into Museums creative inspiration NYC Branding Agency Redesigns The US Constitution, and creative inspiration Outdated Graphic Design Manuals Turned A PSU Professor Into A Filmmaker! Have fun, and don't forget to write! October 4, 2017

Creative Tidbits #238: Lebanese Typography, type in lights, a short type lesson and more!

Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

With the Fall Fonts Festival in full swing, we just had to let this Creative Tidbits issue have some typography stuff in it -- and we think you'll be glad we did. Let's ask : creative inspiration"What is Typography? and visit creative inspirationA Lebanese Typography Company, and see some creative inspirationTypography in Lights! Have fun, and don't forget to write! September 27, 2017

FFF #8 : Fonts in Use, Web typography, and a fresh, stylish script font

23rd Fonts Fest surf #8

Here's the eighth edition of our fonts surf, as we roll into October! Such fun in this edition a lesson in web typography, along with the guys from Fonts In Use, and yet another flashy, fresh, friendly, casual script called Asiyah! September 20, 2017

FFF #7 : Discover the Legend of Vernon Adams

23rd Fonts Fest surf #7

Vernon brought a ton of fonts into the world, including the Oxygen font. He was licensed to Google and then was killed unexpectedly -- September 19, 2017

FFF #6 : Fonts this time! See a tall western style, a friendly script, and lettering for God

23rd Fonts Fest surf #6

23rd annual fonts fest Okay, okay -- letters continue to roll in -- you're right, this is a fonts festival -- so in this issue we'll send you some fonts! Try a western style font, or, perhaps a stunning casual script! Two odd ends of the font spectrum. Then we'll visit a Mexican designer who creates typography for God! Follow along for another lively jaunt in the world of typography!
I set our title today using this week's font PhotoWall a fresh, friendly, casual script!

photowal script September 12, 2017