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The end of the line for your digital assets is a lot like retiring a comfortable pair of old shoes. You can’t bring yourself to do it, so they sit around forever.  Usually it takes an extenuating circumstance to force …

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Check out our video about the Font Panels in Adobe Creative Cloud applications and learn how to use your entire Suitcase Fusion font collection. Browse your own font library, Google Fonts and any downloaded Typekit fonts, and get your full “font …

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You’re no girl scout. You aren’t designing bake sale fliers anymore. And even if you were, the font list in your favorite pro design software is an endless black pit of scrolling, turning a simple font selection task into a pull-your-hair-out, …

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Within IT there is a well established and commonly followed discipline around the management of physical assets like laptops, servers, hubs and routers, etc.  This discipline, championed by industry consortiums such as the International Association of IT Asset Management, focuses …

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Not Our First Food & Type Rodeo We love whisky (and whiskey), and we love typography. So when we stumbled across the breathtaking illustrations of Ballantine’s 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky tasting notes by Scotland-based designer and illustrator Steven Bonner, we poured …

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“Where is that one picture we created for that one campaign that one time?” Ring any bells? Personally, I understand this challenge. I recall being in an impromptu brainstorming meeting for a campaign that needed to be launched in a week. I …

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Apple has recently released a Beta version of OS X 10.11, El Capitan. Currently shipping Extensis products have not been verified with Apple’s prerelease version and may not function correctly or may encounter unexpected problems. Some early adopters of El …

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Probably like you, we at Extensis love all things typographic – fonts, lettering, art, etc. We love reading about typography, browsing new fonts and talking about type. To learn even more, I’d like to ask you to share your thoughts …

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Here at Extensis, we want to make sure you can make your documents look their best. A big part of making your documents stand out is having a great selection of fonts to choose from. Fonts allow you to express …

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I’m sure you’ve heard a lot about Digital Asset Management, or DAM. But many business still face uncertainties about what DAM is exactly, how will it help their business, and where to even get started. Well, say goodbye to all …

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UPDATED August 18, 2015 Microsoft Windows 10 officially became available today. The following is the current support for Extensis products and Windows 10. Font Management Products Suitcase Fusion The current version of Suitcase Fusion 6, v17.2 is compatible with Windows 10. …

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This week, CIO.com published an article debunking a commonly held misconception in the world of software development. While many big legacy companies banish agile development and strategy to few departments to avoid any reverberating hiccups affecting other operations, with improved …

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Question: What happens when you mix a smarter-than-your-professor engineering brain with a creative’s awareness of typographical design and then toss it in the oven for fifteen minutes at 325 degrees? Answer: Dutch food-and-type designer, Printmeneer. Printmeneer is a business sprouting …

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In most disciplines, you need to know the rules before you break them. Typography is no different. There are rules, and following them correctly results in a clean, professional appearance. Breaking them deliberately and correctly can also have nice results, …

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If you are a font nerd like us, being able to easily access a wide range of font options from the application you are working in is bliss! If you’re a Google® Docs™ user, we are excited to unveil a …Read More

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We all have favorites, right? And with fonts, it’s not that different! Our most recent video on Suitcase Fusion 6 highlights how to tag your favorite fonts from your library. Whether in a font family, or individual fonts, keep all …

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Understanding which fonts work well together can be a time consuming task. Our latest Suitcase Fusion 6 video focuses on QuickComp: A quick and easy way to build quick project samples and see how fonts interact with one another. Check …

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As a slightly less than metrosexual guy, I believe there are three key elements a man needs for his overall presentation: a good haircut, a decent watch, and nice shoes. Of course clothes and grooming matter, but these three items …

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Wired recently ran a piece entitled Typography is Why Jeb’s Logo is Worse Than a Piece of Crap. I say this in a non-partisan way, but it’s one of those headlines that kind of says it all. Even though Bush …

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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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