Design, Typography & Graphics News for September 2013

DTG Newsletter ~ Vol. 23, #9 ~ SEPTEMBER
* Welcome to September & the 19th Annual Fall Fonts Fest
* Typography & Lettering Design inspiration found in vintage travel posters and tags
* Typographical Flourishes The Easy Way
* Photoshop Madness for the Fonts Festival
* The Font Rainbow
* The 19th Annual Typography, Lettering, Fonts & cool stuff Surf
* Type, Typography & Lettering Books revisited
* 4 Apps to Enhance the TV Second-Screen Experience
* Chalkboard art & typography: real skills and craft
* Transform photos into stunning, unforgettable paintings and drawings
* BWStyler creates traditional B&W looks as well as stylish new effects
* Here comes a collection of Free Fonts From 128bit Technologies
* Artist David Scott Leibowitz unveils iPhone/iPad Art Book
* Now You Can Sketch Portraits Like a Pro
* iDraw now imports/exports Adobe Photoshop!
* What do you have on Pinterest?
* TypeZilla : the super premium typography set for only $32
* &Else : News, Views & Reviews for September September 1, 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

Photoshop Madness for the Fonts Festival

Here's a special edition of PHOTOSHOP MADNESS specifically for text, type, typography and fonts techniques. You'll find 1,100,000 tutorials on the web for text effects, all claiming to be the 'best' Photoshop text effects. In reality there are only a few hundred, because the vast array of several thousand replicator sites have picked up the same tutorials and lay claim to them but redirect you to another site. Some are really good, others really, really suck, like those loaded with screen spam, stalker links and pop-ups that take over your system and won't let you go!

These tutorials have been tested to be pretty good -- and you note we actually give credit to the original site, listing the site name. There are a lot more we'll be sending out over the weeks to come :
* Create a Shiny, Gold, Old World Text Effect in Photoshop
* Create a Steam Powered Typographic Treatment
* Place An Image In Text With Photoshop
* Great Gooey Photoshop Text Tutorial
* Delicious Bagels Text Effect
... and MORE August 30, 2013

The 19th Annual Typography, Lettering, Fonts & cool stuff Surf

All year long, I've been saving up typography references for our annual fonts surf. There are now so many typography knock-off and replicator sites it is almost no longer worth the surf. With Pinterest, and any number of other specialized social networking sites with topics, you're almost sure to get an overload of visual stimulation very quickly. So, sit back and take a little time . . .
* Accidental Typographer
* Children’s Media Conference 2013
... and more: August 30, 2013

Type, Typography & Lettering Books revisited

I ran across an article the other day that was attempting to teach when to use serif fonts in stead of sans serif. All it talked about were the little "feet" (it called them) and really didn't teach anything at all. That's the problem with people finding tutorials on the web. If they don't know any better, they will take the articles as gospel. Which could be very wrong. If you want to learn the real lesson from a pro, then don't necessarily believe everything you read on the web. We believe you will benefit greatly from these books -- we can attest, their information is correct. August 29, 2013

150 Inspiring Typography & Hand Lettering

Welcome to the 2012 Fonts Festival! Hard to believe we've been doing this for eighteen (18) years, but it's true. In this lead article, I'll acquaint you with some of the goodies on deck this year, and get one initial piece of business out of the way! September 1, 2012

2012 Typography Resources and Links

Every year we like to ad to our most preferred listing of typography resources online. Please send in your favorites ... prizes will be awarded!
So here are just a few of our favorite typography resources August 30, 2012

18th Annual Fonts Festival surf THREE

Continued from our previous page, we complete the kick-off surf ... but wait: there's more coming all through the month of September, so stay tuned. . .
* Nosey Logo Design
* Pale Horse WOW
* What Is Design
* Cigar Search
* Modern Myth
... and more: August 30, 2012

18th Annual Typography Surf TWO

Continued from our previous page, we're moving along to we see some new talent -- but also some rather revolutionary uses of type and typography . . .
* Typographic Logo Design: Twins
* McDonald's McFlurry: Bob
* Chupa Chups: Lollypops
* Seriously good sauce
* Killed Productions
... and more: August 30, 2012

Free Script Fonts

everyone needs a good script or two. You'll need something elegant, something fresh, something wild, something retro, and something grunge. While this is a good collection of scripts to start, we'll be uploading more and more during the festival. These are ready to download for free:
* Take me out to the ball game! Sedona Script
* PIA FRAUSS' Extraordinary Calligraphy Collection
* Learning Curve simplified monostroke script
* Scrips and more from Digital Graphic Labs
* Ballpark Weiner by Mickey Rossi
* CAC Champagne, 'Wedding Script'
* The King and Queen Font
* Quilline Thin
* Moody Boys
... and more: August 30, 2012