Category Archives: Fontography

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 »

Energize Your Creativity – Creative Mornings

Find a unique local venue and add a dash of music, 2 to 3 espresso shots, 60 or so creatives and one clever topic – mix well. This is the recipe behind Creative Mornings Cleveland, a group I have become energized by and enamored with. Anyone involved with CDPUG should check out Creative Mornings. Links to specific speakers Creative Mornings… 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.

Learn how Pixar® uses Universal Type Server® to make its award-winning animated feature films

I watched this webcast and recommend it. It has a lot of interesting background information about Pixar and the creative process there. The background information sets the stage for the not long enough portion of the webinar that discusses fonts. Fonts are discussed in their creative aspects, but also in the management and compliance aspects also. An enjoyable webcast. Wish… Read more »

Mac Power Users Podcast: Typography with Ina Saltz

The Mac Power Users Podcast is one of my favorite podcasts. It’s what I listen to in the car as I race around in-between appointments. I don’t have a lot of spare time to spend keeping current during the rest of my day, and this podcast helps make sure that my Mac support customers consider me a “Power User.” MacSparky… Read more »

Using Word Cloud Graphics for Branding

A Word Cloud is a visual representation of some text as a bunch of words based on a weight associated to each word. Typically, the frequency (keyword density) of the words in the page is used as the weight even though some other metric might be used. There are a number of online free word cloud generators that uses word… Read more »

The next meeting of the Cleveland InDesign User Group is scheduled for Tuesday, March 29th.

The next meeting of the Cleveland InDesign User Group is scheduled for Tuesday, March 29th. ========================== Date, time, and location ========================== Tuesday, March 29, 2011 6:30 PM – 8:45 PM Cleveland Institute of Art Gund Building, Room G105 11141 East Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44106 Co-Chapter Representatives, Mari Hulick (Chair, Department of Communication Design at CIA) and April Clark (Adobe Certified… Read more »

Advice for customers who want logos

But don’t know what they want Problogger has some sound advice you can pass on to your customers about designing logos.  While the column is about logos for blogs, it looks and feels like excellent advice for development of any business or organizational logo. In addition to a checklist of common items such as good typography, color schemes that work,… Read more »

P22 Type Foundry offers 50% ONE DAY ONLY!

Posted by markphoto at 8/3/2009 12:59 PM Sorry about the short notice, but I just got the e-mail. For 24 hours starting on Monday, August 3rd, 2009, at 12 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, all P22 fonts will be 50% off! The discount will not be extended nor ever repeated. This sale will be valid on all downloadable fonts from P22,… Read more »