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What's My Type?

Last year, GeorgeAuthor and Macintosh technical expert George M Engel shared some rants, pet peeves, and favorite type faces -- and why (along with picture samples). You can even download a whimsical font recommended by George. We thought it was fun enough to mention it again August 23, 2009

First Launch Pad: New York

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: WEB 2.0 EXPO NEW YORK LAUNCH PAD is taking place during Web 2.0 Expo New York at the Javits Convention Center November 16-19, 2009. Launch Pad is a program designed to spotlight cutting edge and innovative new companies to the Web 2.0 market. August 22, 2009

TypeTrax for Adobe InDesign

TypeTrax is a new product for managing design projects created using Adobe Creative Suite. Developed jointly by Insider Software and Moksa, Inc., TypeTrax manages projects, and tracks, organizes and pre-flights project files, including fonts and digital assets. August 22, 2009

Web Theft: What to do!

Noted author Susan Kirkland looks at web site piracy, and shares some insight into sites that have been ripped off, and how to protect yourself with some simple common law and copyright resources. August 18, 2009

Letterforms that shaped a generation

If you ever rocked out at a concert by the Doors, New Riders or Commander Cody in the San Fran bay area back in the day, then you already know Thomas Morris -- he created the concert posters! Today, he's still producing breath-taking graphics and superb typographic creations and we're going to take a little field trip to his studio ... Thomas Morris Design August 14, 2009

InDesign LinkOptimizer

LinkOptimizer Light 4 is a simplified low-cost workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer Light reduces InDesign job size and speed up processing by eliminating excess image data and performing essential image adjustments. August 14, 2009

Previously in DTG Magazine

Design Center and DTG Magazine August front page, the last prior to the new CMS system, GraphicsConverter * Free Image Editors * Photoshop Look-alikes * Adobe Photoshop File Recovery * The Canon EOS Digital Rebel * Time Tracking and Billing * Clipart for Pages and iWork * and many others... August 12, 2009

Business: Virtual Assistants

Busy graphic designers have more important things to do than the chores that can easily and inexpensively be done by someone more qualified. This white-paper from Team Double-Click helps you understand why you don't necessarily need to hire someone if you've got a Virtual Assistant August 11, 2009

Is graphic design costing you money?

The pitfalls of using an inexperienced graphic designer can have financial and emotional consequences. Designers must understand what software program to use for the task at hand. Special guest designer Gary Reichel, experienced pre-press designer shares his experiences with Design Tools August 11, 2009

Color Palettes in Design

The art of color is a difficult art to learn, and apply. So many people today think they can design a pleasing color palette, but really cannot. But one thing they can do -- seek out the fabulous Art Nouveau design and ornament period for an unlimited wellspring of ideas for Color Palettes in Design August 11, 2009