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Has anyone read anything on the topic of the use of font in picturebooks? Is there any literature about using typography in children's literature? I am looking for non-academic or non-education related pieces about this. There is something THERE when you look at children's picturebooks. The fonts are well done (mostly) and fit the theme and motif of the books in a lot of cases.

Hi. My name is Drew and I am doing a branding and development project for a local Mortgage company. The company name is First Home Equity Loans. He asked for a new logo to be "upstanding, professional, and to look bigger than the company really is". He is a former Marine and carries himself and his business in a very upstanding and patriotic demeanor. I developed two different ideas for the logo and he chose from the two. I would like some feedback on both of them as the one he chose will need to be more fully developed and the one he did not choose I would like to possibly use in the future. The customer was happy with the file called "fhe logo approved.pdf" and I would like to finalize that one.

Hi. My name is Drew and I am doing a branding and development project for a local Mortgage company. The company name is First Home Equity Loans. He asked for a new logo to be "upstanding, professional, and to look bigger than the company really is". He is a former Marine and carries himself and his business in a very upstanding and patriotic demeanor. I developed two different ideas for the logo and he chose from the two. I would like some feedback on both of them as the one he chose will need to be more fully developed and the one he did not choose I would like to possibly use in the future. The customer was happy with the file called "fhe logo approved.pdf" and I would like to finalize that one.

Hello Everyone!

Im currently looking for artists and type lovers to help fill the pages of "Type I Find".

•Check out the site.
•Submit Some work.
•"like" it on Facebook.

and spread the word to other type lovers!!!

www.typeifind.com

Hi,
I'm new to typophile but I was curious whether there were any typeface designers out there who have opinions on the copyright law surrounding typefaces. The following are some questions I thought might propel the discussion:

Firstly, as you see it, do you feel well protected by the copyright law concerning typeface design?

What do you see as the main flaws of the way the law works to protect you as a designer?

Do you feel the main problem to be piracy or plagiarism?

Why do you feel so many people are willing to appropriate typefaces without the artist/designer's permission?

How do you feel would be the best way to resolve this ongoing problem? Does it come from a change in legislation, or an attempt to change people's attitudes...?

Thanks for your time guys and gals.

I've found several lists online and on typophile of typography/design books, however a lot of them seem to be picture books with little foundation…

Here's my list of books I consider essential - anyone have any more?

Joseph Muller Brockmann - Grid Systems in Graphic Design

Jan Tschichold - The New Typography

Norman Potter - What is a Designer?

Emil Ruder – Typography

Robert Bringhurst - Elements of Typographic Style

Notable mention to
Willi Kunz – Typography:Formation + Transformation
(Just a stunning book)

Greetings,

I am trying to find some typefaces which complement a blackletter
font I am using for an Oktoberfest logo I created. Not sure which
blackletter I will end up using. I know there are some sans serifs
which may work, but what about serifs? Suggestions would be great!

Hi guys, I'm new to this website and was wondering if any of you could give me some feedback on a logo I've worked up for a design agency. Thanks.

Hey there Typophiles!
I've been interested in type for some years now but never really tried myself at this discipline.

I recently started thinking about a simple sans-serif font, based on my natural way of drawing letters. So I opened a Tumblr to document my creation process and share some studies on well known sans-serif fonts (mainly Helvetica, Futura and Century Gothic). What you'll find now is pictures of some of my very first drafts and visual studies of those fonts (comparing sizes, angles and so on, trying to understand their logic). And hopefully you'll find in some weeks/months/years a final OTF file for you to download.

Here's the site!

Friday 6 May 2011, 9.30am–6.30pm

This one-day conference will investigate the status of graphic design history today, with an emphasis on the making and using of it. It will review the state of affairs, looking at where we are, and questioning where we could go next.

With Christopher Burke, David Crowley, Rick Poynor, Sonia de Puineuf, Alston W. Purvis, David Reinfurt, Catherine de Smet and Teal Triggs

Organised by Sara De Bondt and Catherine de Smet

Tickets
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£75 Standard
£60 Friends of St Bride Library
£30 concessions (full-time students and over-60s)
£25 concessions (Friends of St Bride Library)

* Full details: http://stbride.org/events

* Tickets: http://graphicdesignhistoryinthemaking.eventbrite.com/

* Join the Friends: http://stbride.org/friends

HSDA is the first Hekma School of Design and Architecture in the Kingdom, which is under Dar Al-Hekma College. Our programs span a range of disciplines including; Foundation Year, Architecture, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, and Interior Design, with more to come.

The HSDA: Annual Design Symposium’s aims are:
1. raising the awareness of the local design communication to the development in the design world
2. creating a platform for communication between the new local design generation and well known designers from different parts of the globe. This platform is also an opportunity for local designers to network with other local designers.
3. developing visual communication standards for the local market

Read The Fine Print - Manifesto

The Brander: The new online magazine portrays brands and their creators

Who is the person behind successful brands? Starting March 10 on www.thebrander.com, stories will appear about people who have created brands with a lot of zeal and run them successfully – sometimes even turning into a brand themselves. An online magazine launched by Zurich branding agency Branders.

The Brander provides insights into worlds that are not accessible to everyone. Insights into the world of small, large, well-known, as yet unknown, local and international brands. To this end The Brander provides in-depth articles, high-quality photographs and footage, as well as large photo galleries to highlight the people and the stories behind the brand. Because good brands tell a story.

Hello,

I've done some research but not sure if I'm choosing the right aesthetic choice. Being a student Graphic Artist for some time now, yet I still have much to learn.

My question, I'm designing a film-magazine cover, contents, and several spreads for my portfolio to graduate from school this year. Moreover, I have selected Mr. Olson's Klavika typeface for call-outs, headlines etc, but I;m not sure what serif face I use for body copy that will compliment Klavika. As of this moment I'm using Caslon 240 I believe.

Are there any suggestions that I may consider?

Best,
Aaron

I am needing some suggestions to help me finish up a logo I have be asked to help redesign. Before all we basically had was just our text name. Then they added our denominational symbol. But we are needing things to be more modern. Here are 3 designs I pulled together what are your thoughts or is there another direction I should go in?

Hello all,

I'd like to announce the release of the work-in-progress version of my new typeface, Otama. All thoughts and opinions are very much welcome and appreciated.

Free to download from www.timdonaldson.com/otama-ep.zip

Cheers,

Tim

My David Thometz Design original digital typeface designs were spotlighted in an article by Allison Rupp in the Knoxville News Sentinel Monday, Feb. 28, along with the work of amazing fellow East Tennessee designers Jeremy Dooley of Chattanooga and Timothy Lyle of Knoxville:

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/feb/28/making-their-mark/

David Thometz

David Thometz Design
987 Simerly Creek Rd
Hampton, TN 37658-3627
http://new.myfonts.com/person/David_Thometz/
Twitter: CreativeDavidT
Facebook: David Thometz
Facebook Group: David Thometz Design


The successful typefamily Skolar by David Březina, has been extended to a pan-European character set. This version supports around 90 languages that use the Latin, Cyrillic, or Greek scripts, featuring over 2400 glyphs. The Cyrillic was awarded a Special Diploma at the international type design competition Modern Cyrillic 2009 and won the first prize in the Cyrillic text type category at Granshan 2009. As a bonus, Skolar PE can correctly place any accent from the font above or below all Latin letters, a useful feature for many linguistic applications.

read more http://www.type-together.com/Skolar


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My first Zine

Hey everyone.

I just published my first Zine-it's free and is supposed to be published online!

You may or may not like it. If you don't, please tell me what's wrong with it. But here's the finished design and copy, all set in beautiful Futura.

Go nuts and share it with everyone if you like it enough,

enjoy!
Andrew

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Slab Serif in progress

Just finished my initial rough for a new typeface I'm working on. Just have the Uppercase for now. Any comment/thoughts/suggestions are welcome. Need some fresh eyes on this. Thanks so much.

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souvenir

Hello,

I am doing research about the souvenir typeface. But suprisenly there's not much ads on the
internet form the '60, '70 maybe '80 using this typeface. Does anyone knows a good site or book were I can find it? Any info about the Souvenir typeface is welcome too.

Thank a lot and greetings

Pollen by Eduardo Berliner

This typeface finds a perfect balance between technical excellence, careful design of letter forms for extended reading, and a measured dose of charm and personality. Its informal feel allows for successfully typesetting a wide range of applications, from magazines and fiction books to advertising and websites.

Pollen by Eduardo Berliner

This typeface finds a perfect balance between technical excellence, careful design of letter forms for extended reading, and a measured dose of charm and personality. Its informal feel allows for successfully typesetting a wide range of applications, from magazines and fiction books to advertising and websites.

I'm currently working on a project at university, trying to create a typeface in both English and Japanese that work with each other seamlessly. What Im curious to find out is;

- Your thoughts on the idea
- Any suggestions or recomendations
- Any really good or even really bad examples of these two languages at play.

Thanks for your help.

I've been away for a while, but I'm back with a new logo that needs critiquing. The company produces and sells high-fashion jewelry and other related products. The lettering is built from scratch. How does it look?
Any comments appreciated.

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