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David Berlow entered the type industry in 1978. As a co-founder (with Roger Black) of The Font Bureau, David has developed more than 300 new and revised type designs for The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, Esquire, Rolling …

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Extensis Volunteers at the Oregon Food Bank Hold on to your hair nets – 26 employees from Extensis gathered today for to volunteer at the Oregon Food Bank, and we couldn’t be more honored to be sending out 9,445 meals into …Re

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Last year, after we published this article, we learned that “finding the right cursive font” is a popular topic. So, we decided to publish this post again. Enjoy! The Perfect Cursive for Your Perfect Project Say you’ve got a project …

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Quark recently released QuarkXPress 2017. We know that many of Extensis customers rely upon QuarkXPress for your publishing needs. The following is the Extensis support plan for QuarkXPress 2017.   Suitcase Fusion We are currently putting the finishing touches on XTension …

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It was recently reported that free font site DaFont.com was hacked. Hackers gained access to almost 700,000 usernames, passwords, forum posts and private messages. The site hosts a very large collection of free fonts. While some of these are original …

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  Font expert, Jim Kidwell, rolls the dice along the famous Neon Boneyard in Las Vegas! Last week I was fortunate enough to attend a new conference for Extensis, IAITAM ACE. This conference covered everything from managing the hardware of …

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Comic Sans: The Problem, The Solution, The Alternatives The Problem Vincent Connare was trying to fix a communication problem: He was working on a computer program called Microsoft Bob that was intended to appeal to children—but the Times New Roman …

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Extensis Breakfast Donation Drive How does free breakfast help our community? Don’t they say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Not only does food fuel inspiration, but it’s also great leverage to garner support for a …

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Believe it or not, there are quite a few Helvetica font alternatives you can use. A few years ago, we published an article to help designers and typography enthusiasts explore alternatives to Helvetica. The article was a hit! So, we …

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What happens when Rights Management & DAM join forces? First of all, what is Rights Management? Well, Rights Management is a method organizations use to ensure proper usage of licensed content. For instance, an ad campaign has a plethora of moving …

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1. How did you get into the business of type design? I got interested in the idea of type design when I was studying graphic design at college in the mid-seventies. My first fonts were published by FontHaus in the mid-nineties. But …

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Most designers know Helvetica & Arial are not the same, but hard pressed to tell you what the differences are.   So Here’s The Inside Story! A Bit of History Helvetica, one the most widely-used typefaces for decades, has a …

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Park Six of Creating a Brand Style Guide The Creating a Brand Style Guide Series is written by Pariah Burke, consultant and trainer for creative, publishing, and editorial professionals. Part One: “Why You Need a Media-Comprehensive Brand Style Guide.” Part Two: …

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Collections Management Standard & Digital Asset Management Go Hand in Hand Many in the museum and/or heritage and culture industries are familiar with SPECTRUM©; the standard for collections management procedures in the UK. SPECTRUM, developed by The Collections Trust, helps museums ensure that …

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How does a font administrator achieve font management success by avoiding common mistakes? It’s amazing to me that I still see companies using fonts illegally for published content. Many are often paranoid about license infringement for all of their other …

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How do you improve font management with your new MacBook? You’ve got that snazzy new MacBook on your desk. You’ve figured out how to use the new Touch Bar, and are now ready to get that machine primed and ready …

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  Explore how technology is evolving to enable a business to successfully manage its fonts and digital assets. Today’s work environment forces creative workflows to constantly adapt to fluctuating user needs and take advantage of new technologies. Add the ongoing need …

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Part Five of Creating a Brand Style Guide The Creating a Brand Style Guide Series is written by Pariah Burke, consultant and trainer for creative, publishing, and editorial professionals. Part One: “Why You Need a Media-Comprehensive Brand Style Guide.” Part Two: …

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Part Five of Creating a Brand Style Guide The Creating a Brand Style Guide Series is written by Pariah Burke, consultant and trainer for creative, publishing, and editorial professionals. Part One: “Why You Need a Media-Comprehensive Brand Style Guide.” Part Two: …

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How did a global media & publishing firm save 30% in spend with a font management solution?   The Company Font management plays a key role at SANDOW, a rapidly growing global publishing and media company with brands spanning design, …

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Got font management needs? We’ve got answers. Want to learn more about all of the font management applications that we carry? Here’s your chance to see them in action. Join us for a detailed webcast where we will go through how …

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Part Four of Creating a Brand Style Guide The Creating a Brand Style Guide Series is written by Pariah Burke, consultant and trainer for creative, publishing, and editorial professionals. Part One: “Why You Need a Media-Comprehensive Brand Style Guide.” Part Two: …

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Typekit is a great service that Adobe provides for their creative cloud subscribers. It allows you to do two main things: Use a wide variety of fonts in the Typekit collection for text on websites Synchronize some of those fonts from Typekit for use …

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As initially reported by TMZ, recording artist Cher has landed into some legal troubles for the type design used on the cover of her 2013 album Closer to the Truth. @TerriMarsh11 Weird…Had no idea of this man’s Existence. Is it …

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Celebrating 2016 & the beginning of an exciting 2017: Extensis Style   An Extensis celebration means blackjack and roulette with Monopoly© money, booze, a photo booth, and karaoke. I mean, that’s all you really need to have an exciting holiday party, …

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New Year’s tends to bring a few traditions you can always count on. Champagne, Auld Lang Syne—and the inevitable yearly predictions listicles. With 2017 around the corner, we’ve been anticipating these predictions and considering how to categorize and quantify what …

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This year we had the pleasure of interviewing type designers, foundry founders, art directors, educators, calligraphers, graphic designers, hand-letterers, and more. Our 4 Questions 4 series showcased these ultimate typographical innovators and some of their stories. We asked each artist four …

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  The Problem Vincent Connare was trying to fix a communication problem: He was working on a computer program called Microsoft Bob that was intended to appeal to children—but the Times New Roman typeface being used in the word balloons …

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As designers, we all love having a wide selection of tools to get the job done. My obsession, and probably yours as well, is fonts. Whether you’re just starting out as a designer, or have been in the industry for …Read M

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