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  • Como
    Como is a modern rounded sans-serif family designed by Ryoichi Tsunekawa and the whole family consists of 8 weights from ExtraLight to Heavy. […]

Nanamee

June 3, 2009

The Beatles: Rock Band

The Beatles: Rock Band

I am not much of a rock band player, but I did recently have a little jam session when I was staying with some friends in NYC last month. Today, I stumbled across this site with this new promotion for the Beatles version of rock band coming out later this year. I have to say, this is […]

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June 3, 2009

Typecon 2009 Poster Show

Typecon 2009 Poster Show

We are proud to be a sponsor of this year’s TypeCon 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. If you don’t know what TypeCon is, it is the leading conference in America on all that is Type.   On top of being one of the main sponsors, we are also curating a poster exhibit at TypeCon again. We […]

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June 2, 2009

Corporate Diversity is HERE

Corporate Diversity is HERE

We just got in Corporate Diversity after having it on order for many many months (before it was blogged etc). This is by far one of the best books we have ever had.    Don’t sleep, order one now.

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June 1, 2009

Heavy typefaces help Dutch Giants

Heavy typefaces help Dutch Giants

For the month of June, 50% of proceedings of ywft bestseller Black Slabbath will be donated to Justin Van Hoy as he bravely battles leukemia. Buy Black Slabbath, attend a Dutch party in a city near you or donate directly on his website.

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June 1, 2009

OpenType 101

OpenType 101

One our most common customer service questions is ’how do I get the swash items to show up in Adobe Illustrator.’ To start, it would best to review these tech notes from Adobe which will easily show you where and how to use these extra swash characters in fonts like Agostina. For more information on the actual OpenType format, check […]

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May 29, 2009

Eric Sall

Eric Sall

  Further mining of the ATM Gallery site dug up Eric Sall. Nice use of space.

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May 28, 2009

Richard Perez is Skinny Ships

Richard Perez is Skinny Ships

I think I might have seen the work of Richard Perez first on ffffound and then traced it back to his site, but then immediately I started seeing him in a few other spots and was really impressed. He can do the fun 50′s illustration that we all love these days but he can also […]

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May 28, 2009

Aaron Draplin has opinions..

For a short while (one year), I went to art school at Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Minnesota. During my time there, I knew this character Aaron Draplin, he was a friend of my roommate. Back then, I would say me and him had very different opinions on graphic design and our approach […]

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May 26, 2009

New Industry Arts

New Industry Arts is the recently updated brain child of James Widegren– Reporting on Visual Culture; photography, fashion, industry & creative/art this website is constantly updated with good scccchtuff.

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May 19, 2009

Call for Entries

Call for Entries

We recently got contacted by a new site that is trying to connect talent with opportunities in a fair and community engaged environment. At first I was a little hesitant about doing this as I hate to see graphic designers exploited for some stupid prize or contest that you have to do hours of work […]

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May 19, 2009

Ted Staunton’s 78 RPM Labels

Ted Staunton's 78 RPM Labels

A repost from Design Observer. Well worth a look. I think the non-anglo labels are the most interesting of the lot. Ted Staunton’s 78 RPM Labels

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May 18, 2009

Profile: Matt Desmond

Profile: Matt Desmond

  I’m trying to get this posted before Matt walks in the door. He’s been coming into our office lately to work on some new fonts, because this office is a designated typographic zone. When Matt isn’t making fonts he’s filming, experimenting with photography, and racing over midwestern hills and across valleys in his VW. […]

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