graphic design

Typeseeing

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Hello,
my name is Krzysztof Stryjewski and I am graphic design student from Poland and I would like to tell you about my master's project - typeseeing.
Typeseeing is meant to be a guide, collecting voices and thoughts on local typography from different parts of the world. If I receive enough answers, this small anthology will be published and everyone whose text is included in the book will receive a copy.

If you like project's idea and want to help me, please follow the video link below.
I would not only like to hear from you and see yours answers in this publication, but also would be very grateful for any support or sharing news about typeseeing in the world.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Krzysztof Stryjewski / typeseeing.wordpress.com

type design content in graphic design programme

long time reader, first time member and poster.

i teach graphic design and typography at a community college in southern ontario (carl dair's hometown, in fact). we are in the process of revising our curriculum and i have been tasked with doing some research into the type design component of our curriculum. i thought the folks on this forum would have some valuable and usable input into our process.

when i was at design school in the late 1980s, we had one minor type design project as part of our larger type design course (15 hours per week). but i wish that i had had more.

so, my questions are :
how much type design is appropriate/useful in a three-year graphic design diploma?
are there specific types of projects that you have found helpful in your own experience?

thanks

Color correcting stations and the lightbulbs they have...

Greetings good people...
Looking to replace some bulbs at a workstation and I haven't a clue where to get the bulbs. Currently using Cool White Florescent bulbs, but I'd like to use bulbs meant for color correction. Does anyone have experience with these? Brands? Suppliers? Amazon?

Let that typeface know how you really feel!

Get in on the FUN! Write any typeface of your liking a letter. A love letter, break up letter, an apology, secret admirer, a hate letter... it is up to you. It is simple, quick, and fun, so give it a go! This is for my senior degree project in graphic design at the University of the Arts.

EXAMPLE LETTER:
My Dearest Gotham,

Graphic Design student looking for best Type books

Hello,

I am currently a graphic design student and I am looking to bring my typography skills/knowledge up to a higher level. I'd love any recommendations of must have books about type. Which typefaces/fonts are the best/most widely accepted and why, etc. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

2013 Applied Arts Design Awards

CALL FOR ENTRY DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2013

Announcing the Call For Entry for the 2013 Design Awards, the largest and most respected show of its kind in the country.
Now in it's 23rd year, the Applied Arts Design Awards celebrate the very best work produced throughout North America and abroad.

The Top Five Applied Arts Awards Winners Advantages:

5 Showcased in the magazine.
4 Preserved in our online archive.
3 Displayed at the annual exhibit.
2 Chance to be the next AACE!
1 Elevated reputation.

The Call For Entry begins on Monday, February 11th, with a deadline of Friday, March 15, 2013.

Go to http://appliedartsmag.com/de_awards/ for more information, and a full list of categories.

Applied Arts 2013 Design Awards

CALL FOR ENTRY DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2013

Announcing the Call For Entry for the 2013 Design Awards, the largest and most respected show of its kind in the country.

Now in it's 23rd year, the Applied Arts Design Awards celebrate the very best work produced throughout North America and abroad.

The Top Five Applied Arts Awards Winners Advantages:

5 Showcased in the magazine.
4 Preserved in our online archive.
3 Displayed at the annual exhibit.
2 Chance to be the next AACE!
1 Elevated reputation.

The Call For Entry begins on Monday, February 11th, with a deadline of Friday, March 15, 2013.

Go to http://appliedartsmag.com/de_awards/ for more information, and a full list of categories.

Page 1: Great Expectations

an unusual typographic experiment designed to explore the relationship between graphic design, typography and the reading of a page. [it] collects the responses of 70 international graphic designers when posed with the same brief – to design and lay out the first page of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, a text chosen in part because it directly references lettering as Pip searches for clues about his family from the letterforms inscribed on their tombstone. The brief encouraged the 70 contributors to explore, challenge or celebrate the conventions of book typography. Each layout is accompanied by a short rationale explaining the designer’s decision-making process.

Midair Graphic Design logo. Critiques?

Hello, everyone.

I'm in the process of branding my budding freelance design business and I started with the logo design. I'm fresh out of high school and I plan on majoring in graphic design in college, but I want to get my business up and running as soon as I can. I really just want to get my foot in the door and snag some potential clients. I have created a simplistic logo for my company Midair, and needed some critiques and opinions!

My business card

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This is my business card. It has all I think a good business card should have: basic contact info and some creativity, all of that in a white, one sided card with black text. The creativity is up to the reference for my name's correct pronunciation, inspired by language dictionaries, since I don't know many people who can correctly say this funky german names...

HELP Needed to choose complementary typeface for blackletter.

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Hi all,

I am reworking a logo I created for a local Oktoberfest celebration
and I have to choose new fonts. I am using a blackletter face but
for the other subheader text, I need to pair the blackletter with
something which complements or contrasts it and not sure outside
of a geometric typeface what will work with the blackletter. I have
yet to choose which blackletter typeface I will use. Right now,
the client needs to have several choices.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Bonnie

a Good match for Klavika

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Hello,

I've done some research but not sure if I'm choosing the right aesthetic choice. Being a student Graphic Artist for some time now, yet I still have much to learn.

My question, I'm designing a film-magazine cover, contents, and several spreads for my portfolio to graduate from school this year. Moreover, I have selected Mr. Olson's Klavika typeface for call-outs, headlines etc, but I;m not sure what serif face I use for body copy that will compliment Klavika. As of this moment I'm using Caslon 240 I believe.

Are there any suggestions that I may consider?

Best,
Aaron

Fusion Suitcase Help

Hello,

This is my first post on the forum. My name is Aaron and I'm a Graphic Design student @ Roger Williams University. I just recently tried to clean up and organize all my typefaces on my MAC. I have quite a hefty collection. After not finding out what I'm looking for in various searches here, I would like to ask a couple questions about type management.

The first is, Am I better off applying imported type to Suitcase Fusion or allowing Fusion to read from the directory? Every time I attempt to activate a large selection of typefaces, the system gets bogged down and takes forever to activate them.

NYC Internship HELP :)

So I am currently performing an exhaustive search over the internet to find an internship calling my name in NYC. I'm a senior at the Savannah College of Art and Design and am looking for an internship over the Summer of 2011. I will do next to anything (my soul is up for bid on ebay as we speak) to further my passion for graphic design in NYC. I am very interested in web design, typography, logo design, and package design...but am willing to turn to the dark side (joke) :) advertising if I needed.

Anyone have any advice I can take and run with? Or maybe even some comments?

My portfolio: www.cargocollective.com/eew

thanks a bunch, guys!
-Erik

Looking for someone to design my album sleeve.

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I need someone to design and do the layout for my album sleeve. My artist name is Slow Medicine and the artwork is as per my photo on this site.

As you'll see,the front cover still needs some work. But as the design is for a wallet format for a CD, there are three more pages to lay out (we have additional art work). So there's a tracklisting on the back page, a page of info on the inside left, and then the third page is where the CD itself is housed.

Oh and I have a - very small - budget.

Anyone interested? Email me on toby.manning@blueyonder.co.uk

BTW: the music is art rock (I can send anyone who's interested some examples).

Typography Dissertation. Advice needed

Hi there, i am currently in my third year at university studying graphic design and have recently started my dissertation.

I have decided on an area of which i would like to focus on however the subject area has been covered before and continues to be discussed in the design industry of late.

I would like to base my dissertation on print and pixel and where the two are heading. However i am really struggling on pin pointing one aspect within such a large subject (help?). For me print publishing will always appeal to me, the aesthetic value of a well designed publication is what print is all about. Its why I love what i do.

Now i have discussed and brainstormed the subject with my tutor. But if anyone can provide me with further advice then it would be greatly appreciated.