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Hanging Punctuation

Kinetic Typography: An Introductory Guide

>> Typographic Emphasis in Digital Media


GO! A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design

>> Fresh Fonts: Introducing DIN Next Slab

>> Gourmet Typography Workshop: 25% WINTER DISCOUNT

Hanging Punctuation

Hanging (or hung) punctuation refers to the practice of extending certain punctuation marks into the margin of a flush edge of text, to give the appearance of a more uniform vertical alignment. Punctuation marks that are typically hung include periods, commas, hyphens, dashes, quotation marks and asterisks. These, and any other mark that does not have a continuous vertical mass, can cause a visual "hole" or indentation in the flush edge. Read on...

Kinetic Typography: An Introductory Guide

Kinetic typography seems to be everywhere these days. From

television commercials to website landing pages, movable type is a popular visual tool. This popularity could come from a number of reasons but one obvious factor is that it catches your attention. People tend to be drawn to words and want to read them. Read on...

Typographic Emphasis in Digital Media
The most common ways to achieve emphasis in digital media are similar to the techniques used in print, but with an important proviso: the appearance of on-screen typography is often fluid rather than fixed. On-screen users tend to be impatient, and can easily click away from a page. For this reason, digital media calls for design that communicates quickly, succinctly and legiblyCheck it out...

GO! A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design (great holiday gift!)

Mention the name Chip Kidd to most designers, and you will inevitable get a raised-eyebrow expression of recognition and respect. Kidd is an award-winning graphic designer (and occasional writer) noted for his striking, imaginative, and very clever book covers. In fact, his work has helped revolutionize the art of American book packaging. But now, he has both written and design a most charming book entitled GO: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic DesignRead on...

Fresh Fonts: Introducing DIN Next Slab

With scores of new typeface designs being released all the time, it is difficult to separate the "wheat from the chaff," typographically speaking. One important new release you might want to take note of is Linotype's DIN Next Slab. This robust family consisting of seven weights and companion italics is an extension of the DIN Next family, which itself is an adaptation of the Linotype's original DIN 1451. Check it out...

Bring Gourmet Typography to your school, company or organization! 


The Type Studio offers Gourmet Typography Training, a customized series of workshops and seminars on all aspects of typography for graphic designers, type designers and visual communicators of all levels.


Gourmet Typography Training teaches and demonstrates the expert-level typographic skills and aesthetics that are rarely taught in schools or fully understood by professionals. Fill in the gaps in your typographic know-how and learn how to "see" type like you've never seen it before.


Training workshops are customized for groups of any size and designed to fit your specific needs. Sessions are scheduled for your convenience - daytime, evenings or weekends. We will design a program customized for your particular requirements.


These are some of the companies and groups that The Type Studio has worked with:


Time Inc. | Essence Magazine
Hachette | Grand Central Publishing
Fisher-PriceToll Brothers
Hagerty Insurance
SAS Analytics
Whole Foods
Harlequin Books
Integrated Marketing
GO Transit | Toronto
Nationwide Insurance
London Life
Alliance Atlantis
AIGA Boston
AIGA Philadelphia
AIGA Atlanta
AIGA Orlando
TDC (Type Directors Club)
RGD Ontario
HOW Design Conference
UCDA 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

"If there is one word to describe your workshop, that word is awesome! Thanks for remind me that typography is not just interesting but fun. I really admire your passion for your's contagious!" 


"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!" 


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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.