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DT&G : Design, Typography & Graphics for October 2014

DTG Newsletter ~ Vol. 24, #10 ~ October

  1. October: 20th Annual Fonts Festival
  2. Fonts Surf continued : fonts, lettering and typography surf Five
  3. 6: History, Signs and even a sip of booze fonts
  4. 7: making faces from font faces
  5. 8: Master Gerard Huerta, Kings, OpenType and Vintage Scripts
  6. 9: Signage Lettering trends, cursive fonts, and chic fonts for cheap
  7. 10: Ampersands : a 25 year love affair
  8. Day of the Dead graphics, clip art, design inspiration and fun
  9. Vintage Holiday Greeting Cards offer rich design inspiration
  10. If you only had ONE FONT... which one would it be and why
  11. 350 Free Fonts for Download Now - Come-n-get-em'
  12. 60-Seconds #316 : What's the most overused font?
  13. New font designed by Erik Spiekermann for the Hamilton Wood Type Foundry
  14. 301 Professional Photoshop & Illustrator Styles - never make styles from scratch again!
  15. Marketing Update : Pro Bono Work, Marketing Videos, Experts and Top U.S. Buzz
  16. &Else: News, Views, Reviews
  17. NOVEMBER: "Designing the Holidays"
October 1, 2014

Ampersands : a 25 year love affair

From the first designs for the DT&G and Design Center branding, the ampersand played a big part. Even as we rolled out printed newsletters, t-shirts, coffee mugs and all, the bright red Ampersand carried our look. We had no idea in 1988 that some day there would be a web site called "Pinterest" with more ampersands than one person could see in a lifetime! Wow. September 30, 2014

If you only had ONE FONT... which one would it be and why

Well, we asked this question in a LinkedIn forum three years ago, so we decided to ask it again! DTG went into the very same LinkedIn group and asked this question: "If you could have only one font, which would it be and why?" September 29, 2014

Day of the Dead graphics, clip art, design inspiration and fun

Each year we look at some of the most fun and most beneficial finds out there for both inspiration and for idea-starters for graphic designers. Here's an entire collection of images surrounding "Day of the Dead" celebrations. I think you'll have a lot of fun with : clip art illustration fun Photoshop Brushes, clip art illustration fun vector files, clip art illustration fun clip art, clip art illustration fun drawings, and clip art illustration fun fun coloring pages! September 27, 2014

Comic App Halftone 2 Adds Video

You got to admit that making photos into a comic book is pretty cool. But this update makes it easy to turn photo pages into high-definition movies with dynamic camera movement, professionally designed captions, and fun sound effects. Version 1.3 also includes 50 licensed sound effects that can be assigned to each photo. September 15, 2014

Studio Design 2.0 now available with live remix camera & more

Studio allows anyone to create and share amazing artwork. By combining a powerful design editor with a new social interaction, Studio helps the average person overcome the challenges of design creation. Studio offers a layer-based editing system allowing for simple yet sophisticated design creation. I think this needs a look by anyone wanting to streamline their life in terms of graphics and photography September 9, 2014

DT&G : Design, Typography & Graphics for September 2014 (PART ONE)

01 Hello September and kick-off of the 20th Annual Festival
02 This Year's Fonts Fest Poster
03 20th Annual Fonts Festival : fonts, lettering and typography surf
04 Fonts, lettering and typography surf TWO
05 Fonts, lettering and typography surf THREE
06 Photoshop Fonts, type, lettering effects tutorials Madness
07 Major bundle : 1000s of PSD and Ai files for pennies each
08 P22 respecting traditional typography values with today technology
09 60-Seconds #156 : Freelancing Pitfalls
10 JumboZilla: Thousands of Super Premium Design Resources
11 Marketing Update : End of Summer, on to big marketing season
12 Creative Update 178 -- Design, Typography and Graphics for September
13 &Else: Photo Editing App Insta Split for Instagram Released
14 &Else: Perfect Auto-Updating Photo Frame Using Unbound And Dropbox
15 PART ONE ... keep watching for PART TWO September 1, 2014

All-In-One Mobile 3D Modeling App rivals 3D workstation software

Independent developer Michael L. Farrell has created Verto Studio 3D 2.0.1 for iPad, a massive update to his mobile 3D modeling app. Rivaling 3D software designed to run on desktop and notebook computers, Verto Studio 3D is a powerful and feature-rich app that combines sophisticated 3D modeling with an easy-to-use user interface. September 1, 2014

20th Annual Fonts Festival : fonts, lettering and typography surf #2

As we continue our 2014 fonts and lettering surf, we now visit some studios of extraordinary visual communicators! This is where we enjoy seeing fresh, inspiring uses of fonts, typography and lettering. On this page we'll be visiting the polished clean works of Page 2 of the 2014, 20th annual fonts surf Matthew Tapia, then off to the Design and creativity TYPEFIGHT Letter vs. Letter, and the studios of Design and creativity Ruslan Khasanov!
So follow along ... September 1, 2014