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This autumn, we released Suitcase Fusion™ 6 to help you make the most of your font collection. The new version brings full OS X 10.10 Yosemite compatibility, Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 integration, font library synchronization with Dropbox or Google Drive accounts, as …

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What is Movember? Formerly known as November, Movember is dedicated to supporting and increasing awareness of men’s health issues. The Mo Bros of Extensis are taking part to help raise money for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems. Here’s how …

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  “If you think of ice cream, it (Helvetica) is a cheap, nasty, supermarket brand made of water, substitutes and vegetable fats. The texture is wrong and it leaves a little bit of a funny aftertaste.” - Bruno Maag on Helvetica …

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Do you have a font collection, or font chaos? Designers know how painful it is to love fonts and typography, but manage them in a way that’s… well, manageable. The average number of active fonts on a designer’s computer is …

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  Suitcase Fusion 6 available today Today we released the newest version our powerful single-user font manager, Suitcase Fusion.     Built for demanding, professional design workflows, we integrated the most efficient tools to keep you creative and productive. Learn …

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With the explosion of digital assets and media over the past decade, companies struggle with how to keep files organized, accessible, and properly managed. More files means more inefficiencies in the form of lost time and money spent trying to …

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Today Apple released a free update to their OS X operating system, version 10.10, known as Yosemite. Support for Extensis products is as follows: Suitcase Fusion Suitcase Fusion 6, released on Tuesday, October 21 is compatible with Yosemite. Universal Type Server Both …

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Aristotle said, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Like most other things, this may be true for letterforms as well, but examining the parts can lead to a greater understanding and appreciation of the whole. The …Re

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In our first post, we covered the fundamentals around the art of self-promotion, including tips on what questions to ask yourself, how to build your visual identity, and the various channels to explore in promoting yourself. For Part 2 in our …

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Recently a bug in the BASH command-line interpreter was discovered that affects Unix-based machines, including Apple’s OS X. This vulnerability, named Shellshock, can open up your computers to attack. Extensis products are not affected by this bug. Apple is recommending …

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We challenged you to show us your city’s best food truck typography and graphics with the Food Cart Font-Off contest. With entries representing great examples of brand identity across North America—from Canada to Detroit to Massachusetts and even Hawaii—you delivered. Drum roll please…here’s …

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One sunny summer afternoon, a group of hungry type enthusiasts at Extensis set out to survey cart pods across our home city of Portland, Oregon. We wondered, how does the P-town food truck scene reflect in their signage and typography? The PDX Food …

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If you are from Portland or have ever visited the Rose City, chances are you’ve strolled through a pod of food carts. These tiny shacks serve up some of our city’s most mouthwatering, handheld meals. But what’s also lovable about …

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How much can Digital Asset Management (DAM) save you? Why use a digital asset manager? It saves time and money, giving you a great return on investment (ROI). Learn more about locating, reusing and sharing your assets—Check out our handy dandy …

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How popular culture swings the pendulum of design. We’re rounding out our series on type trends of the past century. It’s been quite the journey exploring the days of letter setting and hand-drawn fonts of the early twentieth century. We …

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Design Rules: Change Your Perception of Design Restrictions Hate to burst your creative bubble, but in reality, much of the design process is about following rules. From layout grids to brand guidelines, obeying standards is part of the art. While …

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Polish your professional talents to shine on and offline. As a creative professional, you know how important image can be. Whether you are a designer, illustrator, writer, developer, photographer, project manager, or a member of an account team—helping elevate the …

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Past phenomena that defined design.  Looking to the past for inspiration is always a great way to jumpstart creativity. During this three-part blog series, we’re traveling down the rabbit hole of popular culture to explore the fads and events that …

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Although it doesn’t come naturally to everyone, organization is an essential part of a professional design process. For me it’s taken a bit of conditioning and some helpful tools to get my asset system into great shape. Sure, it takes …

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Attention Museums & Cultural Heritage Institutions  Ready to create efficient systems to manage your assets? We’re pleased to announce Portfolio Server support for Spectrum and VRA Core. These two industry standards help centralize and manage your asset collection, and make it …

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Historical happenings that defined design. One of my favorite ways to jumpstart creativity is to look into the past for inspiration. Whether I’m starting a new design or experimenting with a color palette, popular trends are a great place to …

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Suitcase Fusion makes font management effortless, efficient, and even inspirational. It’s no secret we love organization. Creating structure and efficiency is at the core of everything we do. For most designers, organization is a touchy subject. Putting things in order …

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  UPDATED: New Suitcase Fusion 5 and Universal Type Server 4 installers now available. More info below. Adobe released new versions of their Creative Cloud applications on June 18, 2014. These applications run side-by-side with previous versions of their CC apps. …

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WebVisions PDX Wrap-up Last week, participants came together from all over the USA for WebVisions. The event took place in our back yard in Portland, Oregon. It felt intimate and buzzed with energy. Attendees were eager to compare notes and share …

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You may not have everything you need before designing, but at least you’ll know what needs to be there before pushing your first pixel. If your client has established a solid brand and provides good assets to work with, you’re …

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About a month ago, we released a new update for Suitcase Fusion™ 5, which integrates fonts right into your workflow. To inspire your typographic creativity, we’ve created our Fontspiration panel—a window into the latest, most cutting edge typography, in addition to vintage …

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Like any other piece of software, fonts are governed by licenses. The premier legal authority on fonts and intellectual property in the United State, Frank Martinez Esq. of The Martinez Group will show how font licenses function, and how your organization …

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Welcome to this month’s Dig This Design, our series dedicated to showcasing the websites we think are making waves on the web. It’s purpose is to recognize our peers—the creative teams and companies that are filling the web with beautiful …

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Welcome to Tasty Type, our series that’s all about having fun with typography and stuff to eat—or in this case, drink. For our third Tasty Type, we wish you a very Hoppy Earth Day on April 22, 2014. We decided to celebrate Earth …

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You may have recently heard about a bug named Heartbleed in the secure communication OpenSSL software library that could allow others to access the memory of affected systems. While we do not believe that any of our secure communications have …

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