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Masters in typography & type design

I have recently graduated from a design program (Concordia University, Montreal) and I am looking for masters abroad that would combine both type design and typography (preferably a one-year program).

I was wondering if anyone has information about the quality of the masters in Advanced Typography taught at the EINA school in Barcelona. Apart from their official website, I have trouble finding extra information and comments about this program.

I am also considering KABK's "Type and Media". However, from the information I have been able to gather, it seems like it much more focused on type design, and much less on typography, am I correct?

Finally, any thoughts about the Centro de Estudios Gestalt (Veracruz, Mexico)? Or other suggestions?

Thanks a lot!

Ruxandra

The Type Novice

Today I decided to set up a blog and stay on it! I tried wordpress and blogger but wasn't happy with the layout etc so why not put down my ideas on a blog related to a subject that I am very much interested in at the moment?

The past few days I have been following and reading almost every article on the personal blogs of two Lebanese designers: Pascal Zoghbi and Nadine Chahine. I really loved Pascals blog better ( sorry Nadine!)They both did their MA in typography and Arabic type design which is the main reason why I tried to investigate the subjects they researched on and the impact it has had on their work.

I am in a rush to leave but will shortly upload what I have come across in a separate blog :-)

Minimalist Star Wars Poster Typeface

Hey, working on some infographics/graphic design projects, and came across this (in the attachments) while doing some creative research.

I was just wondering if anyone could name the font used for both the main titles, and the "Cloud City" part in the "Bespin" poster. Thanks!

Here is the guys Flickr page - http://www.flickr.com/photos/justinvg/

Here is the "Bespin" poster - http://www.flickr.com/photos/justinvg/4326894848/in/set-72157623510187553/

Type Anatomy Reference

Hi.

I am new to typography & recently started reading about typography in detail. As a first step, i am trying to understand type anatomy, to help myself i making a simple poster with type anatomy explained, so i can stick it in-front of me & let it hammer in my mind.

Till now, these are the details i am able to fetch from various sources : http://nitingarg.com/shared/first-draft.jpg

Now, it would be really helpful if you can just check & let me know if i am missing something or done something wrong there.

Thanks for your time !

Habits typography project

Hi, i was wondering if i could get some feedback on a piece of work i've been struggling with. I have a project on the theme of typographic habits and the end result is to create a piece of design that communicates this to others.

The habit i was looking at was folding book edges and ruining them. Its something that annoys me when I lend friends books and so i thought to create a typeface based on the corner of a page fold and use this typeface to display famous quotes or maybe pivotal parts of a story. The letters themselves would have to be folded out letter by letter so that the action of folding rather than ruining the book would become vital to actually reading the story.

MyType Time Clock App

Introducing Mytype time. Every minute get a new image in this fun clock.

typotherapy+design put on a show of eye-popping type-based posters called MyType. The show featured posters of original typefaces designed by creative director Noël Nanton. The limited-edition posters reflecting his own, very new take on classic modernist typography.

Download it for free.

http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/mytype-clock/id371038016?mt=8

Type stolen and lost the first stage of trial (please help)

Hello to everyone, i'm a graphic spanish designer.

Recently I knew the judgement of my personal trial with Renault, a famous french car brand, who did an spanish and south-american advertising campaign with some caracters with a typeface that it was entirely developed by me.

Now the process is that my lawyer, specialist in intelectual property, and me are creating the apellation text to try change the judgement (other judge).

Dead Designers, Typographers & Foundry's

When can I copy and sell an expired Typographer's or a current Foundry's type collection if it goes out of business? I am actually being serious when I ask this with sarcasm infused.

I have noticed that roughly in the last 10 years that with the evolution of the internet and software programs, that so many past font specimens have been converted into "updated" versions of typefaces. I realize from previous threads and the comments provided that this takes skill and is really some sort of talent to pull off effectively. That is nice.

New release: Skolar Cyrillic

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Skolar Cyrillic

David Brezina's successful type family Skolar has been expanded with a full Cyrillic character set. It supports 32 languages using Cyrillic script, besides most of the Slavic languages, many Asian and non-Slavic languages are covered too. It also supports Serbian italic alternates and “new” Bulgarian stylistics. Skolar Cyrillic has been designed as a close complement to Latin with the help of the experienced designer and consultant Alexandra Korolkova, and it has already earned its first awards at Modern Cyrillic 2009 and Granshan 2009.

read more http://www.type-together.com/Skolar

Any ideas on what 'standard' PC fonts would match well with this logo?

I need to create a bunch of Word templates that use 'standard' PC fonts (like...Times, Cambria, etc. etc. that would be found on most PCs.) My non-profit client runs a conference that takes place in different cities every year; the documents are accessed by all the staff members, drafted and printed out just days before the conference starts, using rental and clients' PC computers set up in a hotel room-turned-office. Also, the hired local staff members (who change from year-to-year) sometimes bring their own personal laptops--who knows how old--further reducing the number of lowest common denominator fonts that can be used.

The workshop's logo is attached, below. I think the sans serif font is Interstate light, and the 'th' is Caslon 540 italic.

Any ideas on what 'standard' PC fonts would match well with this logo?

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Hi,

I need to create a bunch of Word templates that use 'standard' PC fonts (like...Times, Cambria, etc. etc. that would be found on most PCs.) My non-profit client runs a conference that takes place in different cities every year; the documents are accessed by all the staff members, drafted and printed out just days before the conference starts, using rental and clients' PC computers set up in a hotel room-turned-office.

The workshop's logo is attached, below. I think the sans serif font is Interstate light, and the 'th' is Caslon 540 italic.

Up until now, they've been using Verdana (!) as a default bold header, and TImes New Roman as the body copy for documents, because those are the lowest common denominator fonts that all the computers are sure to have.

Logo that needs type correction and maybe more?

Hello

First and foremost, forgive me for my relatively bad English.

I really love this forum. I've learned so much in here. I'm an educated graphic designer, but type in logos are my biggest challenge. I know how much it means to have the right font, spacing and more...

Can you help me with the font/spacing/lettering on this one??

And what do you think: The first (with round corners) or the last with hard lines???

File is attached...

Thank you in advance...

Brouniak

Hello !

I think fonts softwares offer a great opportunity to produce "more" than types for the client. The project below, Brouniak, is the third for which i used FontLab to create symbols the client can use in classical office softwares to get : vectorial logotype, vectorial backgrounds, vectorial pictograms, etc.

For Brouniak, i've created a special font, with the logotype instead of letters and dots instead of numbers : the client can use a vectorial logotype on documents he creates under OpenOffice, and the clock of his computer generate dotted random backgrounds (i've used the "insert date/hours" function to do that).

You can read (in french) the full project here : http://www.punkat.com

1. Logotype and font:

TDC2 - 2010

Dear all,

I trust you have all seen the results of tdc2, 2010. I have failed to find everyone's opinion on the results. For me, there was one major surprise but I might be wrong.

http://tdc.org/tdc/tdc2-2010-winners

What are your thoughts?

(PS. Does anyone know whether it is possible to know what faces were entered, all I can get is the list of the award recipients?)

What says "Mercy"?

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Hey yall, I was hoping to get some feedback or suggestions. I am currently in the process of creating a logo for a not for profit organization named Mercy Air, that provides helicopters and airplanes so that villages in remote areas of Africa can receive aid and resources, not just the easy to access places. The mark is still being edited, but the basic idea is there. My issue is with the font, I cannot seem to pick a font that says "mercy". I am trying to convey too much? Would it be better to keep it clean/contemporary and use a simple sans serif, or should I try to "fancy" it out? Any comments and suggestions are welcome.

update: http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/1/picture9ue.png