Category Archives: Industry Trends

Character Study: Type Design’s Past, Present, and Future

Anna Richard presented an engaging overview of typography and type design at the October CDPUG meeting. Her passion was quite evident throughout the talk. She started at the beginning, her beginning. From an early age she enjoyed math and rarely missed an episode of the TV show Numbers. Anna also enjoys art, creating her first book at two-years old! At… Read more »

Pop-up book tales, trials & triumphs with Keith Allen

As a tribute to his departed Grandfather, Keith Allen created a pop-up book… that is, he, his brother and Grandmother created a pop-up book. Keith served as the paper engineer, his brother as the illustrator and Grandma was the storyteller, marketer and calligrapher/artist. The story centers around what a fun and special place Rehoboth Beach is – after all it… Read more »

Gerrymandered Font?!

This font was created to provide a way for voters to protest partisan gerrymandering. Maybe you want to write your Elected Official a letter using this font? Let us know how you plan to use this awareness-raising font! Click to read more. Thank you to Bill Kiraly for suggesting this fun font post.

Strategies for Increasing Diversity in Design

Date & time: Thurs, Sep 19; 11 am – 1 pm (11 am: Meet the speaker and network; 11:30 am: Buffet lunch; Noon: Presentation) Location: The Tangier, 532 West Market Street, Akron, OH 44303 Jacinda Walker is renowned for her work in design, diversity, research, and strategy. She is a former CDPUG board member too! Presented by AAF-Akron Hear about… Read more »

Talking Tech with GRAMMY® Award Winner Erica Brenner

by Jinni Fontana, with Erica Brenner When I listen to classical music, I initially feel it in my brain; but the GRAMMY® award-winning, Apollo’s Fire “Songs of Orpheus”, immediately fired up my heart. It is visceral, stirring, and passionate, and the way producer Erica Brenner has captured all of these ethereal qualities is beyond exceptional. The album was the well-deserved… Read more »

30% Off Mojave and iOS 12 Titles from Take Control Books

Take Control Books is pleased to offer Macintosh Users Group (MUG) and CDPUG members three new titles that provide early access to information about Mojave and iOS 12. Buy all three books together for only $25.98, a savings of up to $14. This price includes free updates when new information is added to the books. In Take Control of Upgrading to… Read more »

Private Tour of the Graphics and Visualization Lab (GVIS) at the NASA Glenn Research Center — Part 2

By Stan Bujak Imagine traveling 935,581,827 miles to Saturn to be submerged in a submarine into a sea of liquid hydrogen on a planet that is nine times the size of the Earth. The team at the Graphics and Visualization Lab (GVIS) at the NASA Glenn Research Center has created this virtual reality simulator to help scientists explore Saturn’s surface…. Read more »

A Special Program. Trish Witkowski Designer, Teacher, Lecturer Folding Fanatic

The North Eastern Ohio Craftsmen’s Club and Cuyahoga Valley Career Center present a special program of  Trish Witkowski, Designer, Teacher, Lecturer. Folding Fanatic November 18th at the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center. 8001 Brecksville Road ( Rt. 21 ) at Wallings Road, Brecksville, OH. 5:30-6:30 Registration and Reception. Light Appetizers and drinks proudly served by the Culinary Program of Cuyahoga Valley Career Center. 6:45 p.m. Welcoming… Read more »

SPOTLIGHT ON INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Location: Brook Park – Large Meeting Room Audiences: Adults, Adults, Teens (Grade 6-12) Event Type: Writing 1:30-2:25 What Self-e Can Do For You Self-e is a new, free service for self-publishers that bridges the gap between self-published e-books and libraries. It is a way for CCPL readers and Library Journal reviewers to discover… Read more »

Are Brick and Mortar PC Users Groups Still Relevant?

I am old enough to remember when the Apple IIGS came out along with the Tandy TSR80 and young enough to catch the evolution of today’s migration to Cloud computing. What an amazing time we live in! Along the way, I’ve had the benefit of using PCs on both computing platforms and then some, including many of the mobile platforms:… Read more »