ALL THINGS TYPOGRAPHIC | DECEMBER 2011
>> TypeTalk: The Dos and Don'ts of Type in Motion
>> Book Design Basics: Optical Margins, Indents, and Periods
>> Letters of Note
>> TypeCast Webinar Series
>> Gourmet Typography and more at SVA
>> Bring Gourmet Typography to your company
TypeTalk: The Dos and Don'ts of Type in Motion
Type has gone multimedia, appearing in many forms beyond its traditional role. Now it's in motion on websites, commercials, movie titles, video games, and more. These tips will help you create type in motion that will attract and hold your viewers' attention. Read on...
Book Design Basics: Optical Margins, Indents, and Periods
Don't be fooled - this well-done series is useful not just for book design, but all design using typography. All of the "not necessarily so basic" points discussed in this article are ones that I regularly preach about to students and professional designers alike. Great visuals throughout.
Letters of Note
Not really about typography, but certainly about written communication of the handwritten and typed variety. This charming site posts authentic letters by and to people of note, such as Benjamin Franklin, George Harrison, Brian Epstein, Groucho Marx, Stanley Kubrick, George Orwell, Babe Ruth, Jimi Hendrix, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando , Martin Luther King, and a lot more. Be forewarned, this site is addictive! Read on...
TYPECAST WEBINAR SERIES
Troubling Typesetting Mysteries: Solved at last!
The TypeCast Webinar Series premiered with a bang last week, with over 55 people attending Troubling Typesetting Mysteries, Solved at last! Mysteries solved, questions answered, and even a noted typographic illustrator (and future Webinar presenter) in attendance livening up the Q&A. You can view it OnDemand for FREE here:
The 10 Worst Type Crimes
The next one up is The 10 Worst Type Crimes, on January 12. Are you a type criminal? Don't be afraid to confess - even the most seasoned designer can commit an occasional type crime. If good typography is important to you, don't miss this session. Check it out...
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Gourmet Typography and more at SVA in NYC
Class begins Tuesday, January 24, so hurry and register if you want to attend my Gourmet Typography class at School of Visual Arts in NYC. Learn the typographic skills and secrets of type experts, including selecting the right typeface, mixing type, techniques for emphasis, fine-tuning your type, kerning and spacing, type on the Web, as well as typographic dos and don'ts. Check it out...
Also at SVA, check out James Montalbano's Typeface Design class. Whether you want to create a personal font for your own use, or you have an idea for a typeface that will take the design world by storm, this course will immerse you in the process of designing an original typeface and creating a font. Check it out...
|These are some of the groups that The Type Studio has worked with or appeared at:|
Time Inc. | Essence Magazine
Hachette | Grand Central Publishing
GO Transit | Toronto
TDC (Type Directors Club)
HOW Design Conference
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Let us know if your group is interested. For more info, email or call me at 203.227.5929. Ilene
"I want to thank you for the great workshop last Friday. You dusted off and reinforced all of those typographic rules that I have, and have not, lived by in all my years as a graphic designer."
"Your down-to-earth approach to type made the session breezy and fun, and I couldn't help but visually re-spacing all the headlines I had the time to linger on during my bumper-to-bumper drive back to home. Thanks again for reigniting my spark for type!"
NOTE: In opposition to my constant typographic badgering, you might notice the lack of smart typographic conventions in this emailing, including smart quotes, en and em dashes. This is due to the limitations of the email marketing service currently being used.