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After studying at the Grafiska Institutet during the 1960s, Franko Luin spent two decades honing his skills as a print designer for Ericsson before branching out on his own. He spent much of the 1990s perusing two passions: multimedia and typeface design. In 1996, he founded his own typographic studio, Omnibus Typografi. That same year, Linotype began distributing his fonts, which rank among the 20th Century’s most remarkable digital revivals of classic typefaces like Caslon, Baskerville, and Bodoni. Although he played a withdrawn role in the international community of type designers, his work is sure to remain an inspiration for decades. In addition to this visual legacy, Franko Luin was proactive as an influence on future generations of designers, for instance he engagingly led a course in Web Typography at the Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm.
David Thometz was born in Everett, Washington, USA, in 1966.
He moved to South Jordan, Utah, USA, in 1979, and studied Graphic Design and Illustration in the late 1980s and early 1990s at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He served as the Communication Specialist in Graphic Design at the Westminster College Communication Office in Salt Lake City from 1996–1998, and has run his own graphic design studio, David Thometz Design, since 1996.
In April of 2004, he moved his office to Hampton, Tennessee, USA, in the Tri-Cities area of the Northeastern Tennessee Appalachian Mountains, where he now lives with his partner, Bryan, their three cats, three dogs and hundreds of wild birds which visit their feeders regularly.
Illumination is the art of decorating a manuscript with line drawings, colour and gilding. The art of illumination was revived in Victorian times through the encouragement of people such as Henry Shaw, who copied manuscripts held in the British Museum with the cooperation and support of Sir Frederic Madden, the Museum's Keeper of Manuscripts; William Morris and Edward Johnston.
Illuminated manuscripts of medieval times were almost always religious books. The texts were written in Uncial, Carolingian Minuscule and Humanistic scripts. The pages were vellum (finely scraped and stretched calf- or goatskin) and often beautifully bound with gold and gems set into the covers. The decorations helped the users of the books navigate through the pages in the absence of page numbers or running titles. Large illustrations (such as the Gospel pages in Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels) could be held up to show to an illiterate audience. Illumination also served glorify the word of God; possibly illumination may have "protected" the books from evil, with crosses and symbols serving as talismans.
Based in Duluth, Minnesota, Michael Browers specializes in dingbat and display typefaces that are sold worldwide to countries such as Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Indonesia, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States.
Additionally, Michael offers print, web, and logo design.
Indices : Kinetic Type
Animated and interactive type sites:
Super fun tool to create art with type:
Drawing with type - I love this site!
Playing with type - exploring type:
For all seasons - amazing type:
Music and animated type combine to make typefaces/imagery
Kinetic Typography coupled with sound (Fight Club and Sky, etc.) at:
Letritas es un blog distinto, donde se pretende discutir temas de valor, tanto para el diseño tipográfico como para que el diseñador gráfico le pierda el miedo a meterse a jugarcon las letras.
Es un blog que trata con ejemplos muy didácticos temas que no suelen salir en los libros. Todo el conocimiento está muy digerido y resumido, y cada uno de los puntos que se tocan, dan para hacer una charla en alguna universidad.
La cantidad de ejemplos claros y personalizados (diseñados para la ocasión) que aparecen en "letritas" hacen que el contenido, que muchas veces es explicado muy complejamente por algunos académicos, aparezca de la manera más simple.
Specifics on Diacritics:
See also Characters.
Character design standards @ Microsoft
Data on Languages @ Institut of Esthonian Language
Diacritics Project. All you need to design a font with correct accents
Gaultney, J. Victor: Problems of diacritic design for Latin script text faces, 2002
Polish Diacritics How To?
Specifically, a logotype is defined as only the typographical portion of any unique or logo, although confusion amongst the definition of this term is rather prominent today. The logotype can be presented as a separate entity from its accompanying mark, and may function independently from a graphic or pictogram. A prominent example of this term would be that of the FedEx logotype, which serves as the main vehicle for branding and advertising for FedEx.
The gutter is an interval spacing that resides between two facing pages in a layout spread. This measure is usually twice the size of the outside margin. Additionally, the term gutter may be used to define any interval space that serves as a buffer or separating unit for blocks of type, photography, and other artwork in a page layout.
Swiss type designer Hans Eduard Meier created a typeface for the use in primary schools called ABC-Schrift. It is a “continental” typeface which is closer to printing typefaces than the former typeface after which Swiss pupils had to learn to write.
The new primary school typeface is successfully in use in several cantons of Switzerland. Its informal approach provides that pupils achieve a more individual handwriting. Furthermore it is much more modern than the former so called “Schnürlischrift” which is still in use in some Swiss cantons. It makes it easier to learn to read and write because it is closer to printing typefaces pupils are confronted with in day-to-day life.