Nikita Prokhorov is the real deal: Logos, lettering, and visions that move

It has become almost impossible to sort the real from the players -- many people in the Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and other graphic arts areas are not genuine! That's right. They are there for the clicks. So you really have to be careful! On the other hand, some discoveries are gold! We've been friends with Nikita Prokhorov for some time, and believe me folks, Nikita is the real deal! September 29, 2015

Inspiration : Amazing type, font and lettering treatments that show true creativity!

Here, we've tried to pick the very best in both technique and styling. You know you've got really creative thinking when you've made typography out of chocolate or paper or sticks and grass. In this collection you'll see some amazing lettering from carefully engineered to tea leaves! Enjoy! September 28, 2015

Surfing for lessons, inspiration, neon, terms, and the culture of typography: surf #5

Here we go again with another great font surf

Now we continue with an unusual mix of talents from urban neon artist to a typography lesson from noted typography trainer and expert, Ilene Strizver! We're almost finished on surf #6, so better get into this one right away!

  • Branding requires a balance between strategy and design.
  • Type Terms You Need to Stop Confusing
  • Type integration into illustration
  • The Culture and knowledge of Type . . .
  • Urban Interventions
September 24, 2015

Meet Scott Biersack

Follow along as Scott illustrates a whole wall . . . the comments and insights from this design illustrator is well worth your time watching! Scott Biersack is truly a man of all seasons and demonstrates lettering savvy on a large scale format September 15, 2015

DT&G : Design, Type & Graphics for September 2015

DTG Newsletter ~ Vol. 25, #09 ~ September

Graphic designers, web designers, illustrators, typographers, digital artists and everyone in the creative fields around here are looking forward to the 21st Annual Fall Fonts Festival!
01 21st Annual Fall Fonts Festival
02 Meet Doyald Young, Logotype Designer and Typographer
03 Photoshop : Deke McClelland teaches creating Hobbit text
04 Most recommended, top quality fonts for Designers
05 DTG Magazine Picks Favorite Typography and Lettering on Pinterest
06 21st Annual Fonts Festival : fonts, lettering and typography surf #1
07 21st Annual Fonts Festival : fonts, lettering and typography surf #2
08 21st Annual Fonts Festival : fonts, lettering and typography surf #3
09 Video training for type, typography, lettering and more
10 Photoshop: Creating Watercolor, Scatter and Smoke brushes in Photoshop
11 Hand Lettering, Signage, and typography illumination books for everyone
12 Video : Brush Pen Lettering No.2 with Matt Vergotis
13 Typography arts : How to know if a font sucks
14 Creative tidbits 194 ~ The Web from good to bad to ugly and back again -
15 Creative Tidbits #195: Fabian Font, Design Not Adobe, the future of Design
16 Here we are... Fall Festival ... then the Holidays September 1, 2015

21st Annual Fonts Festival : fonts, lettering and typography surf #3

When we first started the Fonts Fest some twenty-one years ago, we mainly concentrated on fonts. There were hardly any good free fonts. So we focused on bringing fonts to the design community. Today, there are fonts everywhere -- so now we look at the creative side of using fonts and actually creating our own typography by hand. August 31, 2015

21st Annual Fonts Festival : Videos of type, typography, lettering and more

After about a decade of fonts festivals -- once YouTube became main stream -- videos about type, calligraphy, lettering and typography began to become available on the web! For the past four years or so videos on the subject have proliferated -- today there are tens of thousands of videos online all about typography. Some are just typing with music. Many are instructional. Here are just a few we've picked out for this year's venue -- but offer a lot of opportunities once you begin to discover their authors. Have fun August 28, 2015

21st Annual Fonts Festival : fonts, lettering and typography surf #2

This issue visits two distinctively different creative resources in typography -- first, we'll meet Casey Ligon and her wonderfully fresh type and lettering designs, then move on to a striking poster by Franz Werner! Follow along . . . August 26, 2015

20th Annual Fonts Surf : Signage Lettering trends, cursive fonts, and chic fonts for cheap

Five more pages of surfing for type, lettering, fonts, calligraphy and cool stuff about typography are behind us. As we say goodbye to the 20th annual fonts surf, I'm thinking we may just be back to add yet more. Please send in your favorites to share with all other DT&G Magazine and Design Center readers! Enjoy:
[*] Lettering and Signage Trends at the Grocery Stores
[*] A cursive font you thought was done by hand
[*] Stephen Miggas of Aerotype Arbordale
[*] Take this FONT in your lunchbox
[*] Uber chic for cheap
. . . and more! September 30, 2014

20th Annual Fonts Surf : Master Gerard Huerta, Kings, OpenType and Vintage Scripts

This edition was truly one of our favorites! It's always such a thrill to discover new talents -- and visit old friends, like Gerard! There are some great resources out there too -- like the features of Open-Type, which seriously deserves study by all graphic designers! So come along, revisit Mr Huerta, and see some outstanding hand lettering. Enjoy:
[*] The Five Best (and most underused) Features of OpenType Fonts
[*] Type Talk: Gerard Huerta, Master of Hand Lettering
[*] Getting the vintage script perfect : Coco
[*] Jill is the real deal in Brandlettering
[*] Born to be Kings
. . . and more! September 30, 2014