Yesterday, Apple held an education keynote event, where they introduced a number of software products that will help to reinvent how students learn. Chief among these is their iBooks Author application, which allows users to create their own textbooks for the iPad 2. Now anyone can create iBooks–and not just textbooks for education, but cookbooks, picture books–the possibilities are endless.
This is great news not only for students, but for all the graphic designers who will help design these books. Best of all, we at YouWorkForThem have been ready and waiting for this since last year–simply purchase our Extended Font License for eBooks, and choose from over 8,000 font options ready to embed in your iBooks design via iBooks Author. One easy license, one-time only. Only from YouWorkForThem.
Update: Since we posted this, we did extra testing that involved publishing a book design to an iPad, and unfortunately the fonts did not embed when published in iBook format (Apple Support Details). We are contacting Apple to find out what is the fix and or when they will enable embedding. The good news is, if you export to PDF and publish that way, the fonts will embed.
For complete details of the license (and other license options), visit our Font License page.
We recently published a project on Behance titled Typography in Water where we took five selected fonts and mixed them with water. The final result was astonishing and we figured why not provide these as wallpapers as well. So to serve all the frenzy around the recent Apple iPhone 4 and iPad releases, we are offering selected images from the project as wallpapers for those devices. Read more…
Right now (could get pulled) there is a sample from Gary Hustwit’s documentary Objectified where they talked with Jonathan Ive about the design of Apple products. I have yet to see the film but this clip was very interesting and reminds me why we do what we do…
Just a heads up you After Effects users on mac. Be careful if you run the latest updates from Apple, which include a quicktime update. Just like a year ago, this update brings After Effects to its knees, leaving users like myself opening your project to the pinwheel of death. Such a death requires an actual reboot on the machines button Since I hit this problem last year, I never run updates. But today I got trigger happy and updated, ergh. Thanks Apple!
I left America about two years ago and lost a few ‘American Luxuries’ in that process. Part of that moved involved switching to Mac and giving up my Netflix account. Yeah, I could watch Netflix online in Windows running bootcamp, but that’s no fun. I use bootcamp when I work in 3d, and then I’m outta Windows as fast as I can. But good news my mac friends, Netflix is coming to us, and ironically using Microsoft’s Silverlight to get it done! I am happy to see Netflix work so hard (no thanks to Apple) to find a solution. The feature is not yet live, but its coming real soon! (Engadget)
Also, you can find YouWorkForThem DVD releases on Netflix if you would rather rent than buy..
I noticed awhile back when I updated our new product RSS feed to include images it killed our OS X widget. So tonight I decided to go back and rebuild the widget, adding in a search feature this time around. Hope this helps our hardcore users out there! Note, we used to have Yahoo widgets available for download. I have decided to stop any future work on these, and as of now we have no plans for Windows based gadgets/widgets.
Music video for the Birds and Bees using just programs in OS X for the setup and concept. Nice idea, but there are some janky parts in the video that could have been a bit nicer. And using word, ugh, lets take a step into the application Pages and say good by to the little ghetto computer icon assistant in Word…haha. But either way, crazy cool video with some super nice parts.