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
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
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
We have discovered some really incredible resources! That's the really rewarding thing about the festival -- the opportunity to meet and discover so many talents. And, we want to thank everyone for sending in their suggestions!
In today's surf we visit some unique individuals, and we'll se some really good fonts . . .
- Hidden talent Save the Children Indonesia campaign
- Hand-Lettered Logotypes by Dmitriy Tkachev
- Pardon My French by Vegetal Identity
- Typerror beauty in hand lettering
- The Impregnable Script Font
We've talked about P22 more than we really should over the years, but this new one from Ted Staunton is too nice to ignore. We often talk about decorative fonts leading us to different times, moods and emotions -- well Clementine does just that! September 22, 2015
There really isn't better training than this -- and since we are celebrating Lynda this month, we're passing along yet another FREE Photoshop and Illustrator tutorial by the one and only Deke McClelland! This Photoshop CS5/CS6 tutorial describes how to render text that has a grass effect using the Refine Mask tool. -- plus we're going to pass along TEN FREE HOURS OF TRAINING at Lynda.com! Photoshop: Create type made from grass September 21, 2015
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
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
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
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