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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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Because software upgrades can be disruptive to a Production environment I’m frequently asked which best practices a company should employ when upgrading Universal Type Server. Here are ten basic ideas to help guide you through the upgrade process.  Please feel free …

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The founder of LudwigType Foundry, Ludwig Übele studied graphic design in Germany and Finland. Today Ludwig creates award-winning type designs and works in brand development. Ludwig collaborates frequently with the great type designer Georg Salden, of TypeManufactur. We’re so happy that Ludwig Übele joined us

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Did you ever wonder why you weren’t able to manage fonts on your iOS devices (Apple iPhone and iPad) like you can with your Mac or Windows machine? We asked the same question and that’s why we built the brand new …Read

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Instant font collection? Why thank you Google. We love Google Fonts. They provide a big collection of open source fonts available for any use. We’ve built a dynamic connection from Suitcase Fusion 7 to Google Fonts. This connection automatically downloads …

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Microsoft is expected to announce the final release of Windows Server 2016 at the Ignite conference in Atlanta. We understand that many IT Admins are keenly interested to take advantage of the benefits this new OS. Here is the current …

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It seems easy. Just download a font and use it, right? Well, not necessarily. It is easy to quickly download a font and utilize it without giving the process much thought, but that’s the problem. Forgetting or not understanding user …

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  An announcement last week has pretty much rocked the type development world. An update to the OpenType specification (v1.8) was announced at a typography industry event in Warsaw, Poland called ATypI. Didn’t make it to Warsaw for the conference? …

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Type designer Tim Ahrens and typo­graph­er Shoko Mugikura founded Just Another Foundry in 2004, which is both a retail library and provider of custom­ typefaces. We’re delighted that Shoko and Tim have joined us for a special twofer edition of 4 Questions 4. Shoko studied Visual …

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Apple releases their newest operating system, macOS Sierra on September 20, 2016. As we know that many users are excited to update as quickly as possible, we have been testing Extensis software with Sierra. The following are current details about …

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Protecting fonts in your collection isn’t as tough as you might think. Suitcase Fusion allows you to store your fonts in the Extensis cloud with TypeSync. Fonts are kept on both your machine, as well as in the cloud. It’s …

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It’s important to protect your investment. In this case it’s the cost of your entire font collection. Suitcase Fusion makes it easy to archive your collection for safe keeping. See how. Want to try it yourself? It’s easy to do. …

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