New font designed by Erik Spiekermann for the Hamilton Wood Type Foundry

You are going to like the look of ARTZ ... it's one of the the newest wood type to be cut at Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum. It was designed by venerable type designer Erik Spiekermann for his own print studio (P98a in Berlin), specifically to be cut into large size wood type. September 10, 2014

Jim Parkinson : half-century of typography

I was first introduced to Jim Parkinson and his groundbreaking style by my typography teacher Mike McNeal at VCU. One of our first projects was to hand-letter a name by duplicating a style that we found and liked. Well, of course, I chose "Rolling Stone" magazine. August 28, 2014

New found free Script fonts for the 20th year!

If you've followed the design center and DTG for more than a few years, then you know there's a real soft spot in our hearts for scripts and handwritten fonts. With a million fonts in the world, hand-lettering is the only real way to be unique . . . these are just a few of the new scripts we've discovered for this year's event . . . August 27, 2014

The Next Type, Fonts, Lettering & cool stuff Surf

Okay, so we found these and really liked them (out of hundreds we checked out) -- enjoy the continuing surf for cool type & fonts stuff . . .
* Inconspicuous vertical metrics
* Hey, You've Got Some Font on Your Face
* Bunch & Repeat : Fonts & Fashions
* 10 Common Typography Mistakes
... and more September 25, 2013

Type, Fonts, & Lettering fat and happy, even Comic Sans

Continuing our surf for cool type & fonts stuff we find totally delicious foods from typography and a delicious lettering body painting! Here, check out these :
* When was typography fattening ? With Dessert Girl
* Creator Of Most Loathed Font Defends Comic Sans
* Bernard Maisner: master calligrapher and stationer
* The History and Future of the Chalkboard
... and more September 25, 2013

Typographical Flourishes The Easy Way

Typographical flourishes can turn ordinary type into awesome headlines or logos. Examples are all around us. In this tutorial, designer Karen Stillman shares a look at how she added flourishes to letterforms. August 30, 2013

Creative Graphic Design: Learning Design, Typography & Graphics

It's back to (Design) School time again, and we're touching on hundreds of different learning opportunities this month, so hang on to your hats and follow along . . .
* Learning lessons of design and delivering the message
* Lots and lots of portraits on DeviantArt.com . . .
* Portfolio Help from Adobe CS6
* If Facebook Had Designers
* How to learn Photoshop
* A-Z of Unusual Words
... and more ! August 1, 2013

Are You Stuck in a Spiral? 6 Steps You Can Take To Get Out!

The Design Center and DTG Magazine welcome back Sandy Wright-Hibbard - Social Media Strategist, Marketing Consultant, Designer, and Writer - with Lyric Marketing, to share some of her wisdom for this year's Designing Women edition . . . February 20, 2013

The Top Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Fonts

Jill Bell, typographer and type designer for ITC, Monotype and Adobe, shares her top ten useful tips to help you get to know, love and use fonts better.

November 28, 2012

Secrets of Designing a good Logo

Over the years I've seen them all -- and from time to time, when I see someone giving out design advice online, I'll ask: where did you obtain your formal training? Many times, they'll confess they have no formal training. I recently followed a discussion in a Designer's forum about designing logos. A person asked the group to share their "secret tactics" ... here's what they said : November 28, 2012