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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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Everyone in Information Technology has something to celebrate this month! Extensis has joined forces with the International Association of Information Technology Association (IAITAM) to expand the IAITAM’s educational offerings. To help kick off the partnership, Extensis is hosting a webinar about …

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Everyone in Information Technology has something to celebrate this month! Extensis has joined forces with the International Association of Information Technology Association (IAITAM) to expand the IAITAM’s educational offerings. To help kick off the partnership, Extensis is hosting a webinar about …

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When Jay Roeder didn’t know an answer to a math problem in grade school, he did what he knew best: he drew a Ninja Turtle. “I still think that this was the best possible answer to the problem,” Jay told …Read More

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Alejandro Lo Celso is the founder and princpal type designer at the font foundry PampaType, the very first digital type foundry in Argentina, which pioneered the latest wave in Latin American type design. PampaType’s broadly recognized and internationally prized designs are handcrafted following visual, rather

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Part Three of Creating a Brand Style Guide 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: “Defining …

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Is your team frequently slowed down by font issues? When used properly, a font server can help your team stay on task and productive. Join me for a live demo and complete overview of Universal Type Server. Date: Thursday, December …

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What does it take to reign supreme? Garlic, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, hot sauce, garlic, chili powder, kidney beans, garlic, pepper, cumin, garlic. Ok, ok. We know garlic is generally a key ingredient, but we also know that nine of …

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Alexandra Snowdon‘s love for art and typography began at a young age, and her commitment to learning, traveling, and experiencing the world is reflected in her skilled designs. In 2010 Alexandra launched her own business, Snowdon Design & Craft, which has …

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As a young man, Max Miedinger (1910-1980) was trained as a typesetter in Zurich, Switzerland. He became a typographer for Globus department store’s advertising studio in 1936. From 1947-56 he was a customer counselor and typeface sales representative for the Haas’sche …

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Part Two of Creating a Brand Style Guide 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 Three: …

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I recently gave a webcast about font management fundamentals. We had hundreds of people attend, and I got far more questions than I had time to answer during the webcast. I got a variety of questions about Extensis font managers, and I …

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Today we’re celebrating typographer, book designer, teacher, and writer Jan Tschichold. The son of a provincial sign writer, Tschichold trained in calligraphy. His artisan background and calligraphic training set him apart from almost all other noted typographers of the time. …

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Today Adobe released Adobe Creative Cloud 2017. We understand that compatibility is important, and you want all of your creative tools to work well together. Here is the status of Extensis software compatibility.   Suitcase Fusion 7 & Suitcase TeamSync …

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Helvetica is one of the world’s most recognizable typefaces. Originally named Neue Haas Grotesk, Helvetica was created in 1957 by designer Max Miedinger with input from Eduard Hoffman (its name was changed 4 years later when it was licensed by …

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  Why You Need a Media-Comprehensive Brand Style Guide Today we introduce a new topic and new guest author to the Extensis blog. We’ve invited Pariah Burke (http://iampariah.com Twitter: @iampariah) to speak about the creation of Branding Style Guides. Pariah is …

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Update: watch the webcast recording on our website. ——- Join Extensis font expert Jim Kidwell today at 11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern as he walks through the nuts and bolts of effective font management with Suitcase Fusion. Register to learn about: …

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Kyle Bean is a London-based artist who creates handcrafted designs, tactile illustrations, and playful, concept-driven imagery and animations for a variety of editorial and commercial projects. His work is usually characterized by a whimsical and meticulous reappropriation of everyday materials and handcrafted technique

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How many emojis do you use on a daily basis? If you’re like us, you generally rely on a small number that you feel best convey your particular attitude, style, or tone. They can be used for punctuation, or for …

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Top Three Ways to Build Your Team’s Font Collection Earlier this year, I wrote an article titled “Top Places to Build Out Your Font Collection.” The article is relevant for graphic designers, as well as IT professionals, creative directors, and …

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Dan Rhatigan works with Adobe Typekit in New York as the Senior Manager of Adobe Type. He has over 25 years of eclectic experience in various industries as a typesetter, graphic designer, typeface designer, and teacher, including several years in …

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What do Jennifer Aniston, Thomas Edison, Cher, Andy Warhol, Steve Jobs, Steven Spielberg, Pablo Picasso, and Ozzy Osbourne have in common? They were all diagnosed with dyslexia. (Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell, Galileo Galilei, and Leonardo da Vinci were also …

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You might or might not remember typewriters, but their use is responsible for many of the type crimes committed today. How so? Typewriters had a very limited keyboard, and did not accommodate many of the typographically correct characters we use …Read

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Richard Starkings and John Roshell founded Comicraft in 1992. Since then, the company has provided lettering for many comic books, and its collection of more than 250 font families has become a mainstay of the comic book lettering industry. Founder Richard Starkings is the Eisner and …

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