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Five tips for writing in a literary collaboration

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ONE OF THE NICE THINGS ABOUT RETIREMENT is getting rid of the publishing pressure, and being able to have a little time to discover new talents both in the art and design worlds as well as journalism, cinematography and so froth.  Bénédicte Rousseau is a new rising star with her head on straight and she provides us with some essential tips about collaboration . . . give her a read: (more…)

Type Directors Honor Fiona Ross

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Fiona RossThe Type Directors Club is honored to announce that the TDC Medal is being presented to UK typographer Dr. Fiona Ross, who has been responsible for some of the world’s most influential typefaces for over five decades.

Ross is the thirty-first recipient of the TDC Medal, which was first awarded to Hermann Zapf in 1967 to honor his contributions to typography. Ross joins a prestigious list of medalists that include Paul Rand, Matthew Carter, Erik Spiekermann, Adrian Frutiger, Gerrit Noordzij, Paula Scher, Louise Fili, Ed Benguiat, Matthew Carter, and most recently, Gerard Unger.

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Did you think Amazon was honest? No honor among thieves

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You should read this if you use Amazon. We are beginning to see that the true fabric of the online commerce industry is all about making a buck. It’s not that different from the brick and mortar world, but now on a grand scale, requiring no work. The leading tech mongers have programmed themselves into deliriously extravagant profits with fewer and fewer costs — and they don’t mind whose backs they stab in the process. (more…)

1893 : A Manual of Typography, by Thomas MacKellar

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If you’re looking for something really special in the realm of Typography, look no further than the Project Gutenberg EBook of The American Printer: A Manual of Typography, by Thomas MacKellar … an extraordinary glimpse into the history of type! It’s part of the Gutenberb Project, and available in several different formats.
      The preface says : Besides the matter relating to practical typography, the volume contains a sketch of the discovery of printing, and notices of type-founding, stereotyping, electrotyping, and lithography. The implements employed in typography are described and their uses explained; and complete schemes for imposition are laid down.
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Come home to us, Barbara Kruger

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In Kat Stoeffel’s recent article for ‘The Cut” we discover the Barbara Kruger, one of today’s most creative and talented opinion artists. She’s a mix of graphic design, editorial illustration and art, all mixed in with a little political savvy and a little grit mixed in.

Take a look and be as impressed as I was. Kat Stoeffel writes : (more…)

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Fred Showker explores design, graphics, computing, social media, marketing, and the online world with an eye to entertaining, amazing information that will possibly make you think!

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