ALL THINGS TYPOGRAPHIC | NOVEMBER 2011
>> TypeTalk: Font Games Galore
>> Type Terms: A Trio of (Slightly) Tricky Pairs
>> Virgin Wood Type: A man, a plan, a pantograph
>> Book Design Basics: Margins and Leading
>> TypeCast Webinar Series SNEAK PREVIEW
>> Bring Gourmet Typography to your venue!
TypeTalk: Font Games Galore
Several type and font games are making the rounds on the Internet. Most are meant to be both entertaining and educational, but not every one hits that mark, IMHO. Read my thoughts on five of them, including KernType, the one everyone is talking about. Read on...
Type Terms: A Trio of (Slightly) Tricky Pairs, pt 2
Typographic terminology is sometimes very specific, and the nuances can be confusing. Here are three pairs of terms that are frequently misunderstood. They are related, but refer to different things. Understanding the distinctions will enable you to communicate more clearly, typographically speaking. Read on...
Virgin Wood Type: A man, a plan, a pantograph
The personality and appeal of wood type never gets old, even thought the process has been all but superseded by the digital age. Even so, there are still quite a number of dedicated enthusiasts carrying on the tradition, including the creation of new wood type. Bill Jones of Virgin WoodType is one of them. Read on...
Book Design Basics: Margins and Leading
Although this article is directed towards non-designers who are self-publishing books, it offers some solid information and advice that students as well as many designers can benefit from. The concepts of giving a page enough breathing room with generous margins, as well as setting text with appropriate line spacing for optimum readability, never get old. Read on...
TypeCast Webinar Series SNEAK PREVIEW
The Type Studio is proud to present the TYPECAST Webinar Series. It begins with a FREE Webinar on Troubling Typesetting Mysteries on December 15, then follows with other tasty typographic topics, including The Ten Worst Type Crimes to OpenType Demystified to Type on the Web to Web Fonts, with a lot more to come. Future Webinars with guest presenters are planned as well. So sign in, check it out, and join us for some tempting, tantalizing type talk. Check it out...
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GO Transit | Toronto
TDC (Type Directors Club)
HOW Design Conference
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