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Computer to Plate Letterpress
Commented on Wednesday, 12 September 2007 - 10:30am

Yeah, that tends to be common with these sorts of things. Still, I wouldn't mind you referring them to me. Thanks.

Computer to Plate Letterpress
Commented on Wednesday, 12 September 2007 - 11:36am

Thanks guys. And for the record, I found the place I used to use back in the day. They're still around and very good: Owosso Graphic Arts.

Logo Design for web publishing outfit.
Commented on Monday, 13 August 2007 - 9:36am

I liked the revision before the gray. Using gray cheapens the mark, as it does just about any mark.

The fact that the stars were reading as bullet holes had less to do with the foreground/background color and more to do with the shape of the...

Gelateria Logo
Commented on Monday, 13 August 2007 - 9:47am

I'm not really a fan of caps-on-caps. I think "Gelateria" would read better in either small caps or lower case. Also, you should either cut the ornament, or draw your own. I would just cut it – it does nothing but complicate the logo. It seems awkward...

Mulberry Bush
Commented on Friday, 10 August 2007 - 4:37pm

Yes, I was definitely operating under the assumption that it's an upscale children's store.

I think if the shop is not upscale, you might reconsider using the word "boutique."

Mulberry Bush
Commented on Friday, 10 August 2007 - 11:56am

I think you need a typeface more reminiscent of children's books. I would probably find something used widely the 19th Century, like Baskerville for example. This, I think, would make for a softer, more sentimental mark. I've always found design...

MAQ
Commented on Friday, 10 August 2007 - 12:21pm

Number four is the most polished. Though the blue outer ring is too heavy and the cross is too small. I think those adjustemtns would make the mark more dramatic.

Best intruction books for CS2
Commented on Tuesday, 22 August 2006 - 1:39pm

I actually recommend Lynda.com rather than books. The videos are much easier to get through than books. A year ago, I transitioned a workgroup of 35 people from Quark to InDesign using only Lynda and it worked out great...

font piracy and the internet
Commented on Wednesday, 16 August 2006 - 5:11pm

I would be willing to bet that the bulk of font piracy occurs at the corporate level. Many workgroups will actually be a licensed for a font family, but for far less users than actually use the software.

And that's not to say that it's...

suggestion font for airport/ train signage
Commented on Wednesday, 16 August 2006 - 9:19am

Aptifer Slab was recently released by Linotype and looks promising.

InDesign Paragraph styles
Commented on Wednesday, 12 July 2006 - 10:50am

First off, usually when copying and pasting text into a styled paragraph, I like to use the "Paste Without Formatting" (Command + Shift + V), which will automatically assign paragraph attributes to the pasted text. This will also prevent styles from...

Open Type in Photoshop
Commented on Wednesday, 14 June 2006 - 3:14pm

Agreed. Type in Photoshop is definitely less than great. I'd paste a Smart Object from Illustrator.

Remember me?
Commented on Saturday, 27 May 2006 - 9:16am

Why not just ditch Windows? Mac OS X not only stores you names and passwords properly, but stores them from all your applications in the same place – a 128-bit encrypted database that's searchable/usable only by its owner. That way, regardless of what...

icons
Commented on Friday, 12 May 2006 - 7:53pm

The Mac OS X developer tools come on every Tiger installation DVD – I believe – and include Icon Composer which is what most icon designers use in addition to Photoshop and a 3D application. There's a good overview on icon design...

Need typeface not too light, not too dark
Commented on Friday, 12 May 2006 - 4:41pm

I would buy the complete Mercury Text family. The four grades will offer you four (slightly) different weights that allow you to increase or decrease the weight without...

Help with choosing fonts for brochure
Commented on Wednesday, 10 May 2006 - 8:04am

...and besides there is no Gill Serif to go with it.

Actually, there sort of is a "Gill Serif." Joanna,...

Common *Pre-Installed* Sans Faces with Oldstyle Figures?
Commented on Wednesday, 10 May 2006 - 7:55am

Georgia, which is a serif, has OSF and ships with Windows (and any Mac with Office or IE, I believe). On the Mac, Hoefler Text and Big Caslon both have OSF and serifs.

Safari vs Firefox
Commented on Sunday, 23 April 2006 - 11:51am

There are many philosophical reasons for using Firefox, but when it comes to a web browser, I'm not such an idealist. I've used Firefox and Safari extensively and will tell you that, especially on the Mac, Firefox isn't nearly as polished. IMHO,...

Impressive "New" Book.
Commented on Sunday, 23 April 2006 - 11:36am

It is, indeed, an excellent documentation of many experimental type projects. I recommend it to all the young designers in my department.

Helvetica is the Greatest or Not
Commented on Wednesday, 19 April 2006 - 7:35pm

Agreed. I don't think reasonable people hate Helvetica as much as they hate its misuse.

Here's a question for the group. If not Helvetica, what should be the standard sans for the masses? Keep in mind that the masses will use it...

Font management software for OS X
Commented on Monday, 17 April 2006 - 4:57pm

FEX is superior, regardless of the price. It easily beasts the pants off every other option. Its features, usability, speed and stability are far better than the rivals. What's more, it just feels right, as if Apple had written it.

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Typeface to suggest infant punk
Commented on Monday, 17 April 2006 - 5:06pm

You're joking, but Clarendon may not be bad, nor might Melior, which has some similarities, but is also more up-to-date.

Typeface to suggest infant punk
Commented on Monday, 17 April 2006 - 5:08pm

Oh, and you'd be surpised at the number of punkrock parents I meet in Advertising.

;-)

progressive/contemporary serifs for body copy?
Commented on Saturday, 15 April 2006 - 11:12am

Not sure what your usage will be, but Nimrod is probably a good choice.

progressive/contemporary serifs for body copy?
Commented on Saturday, 15 April 2006 - 1:15pm

A few characteristics of many contemporary text faces are tall x-height, broad serifs, and a vertical (or close to vertical) axis.