Typeface Tuesday: Obsidian

obsidian-01 obsidian-02 obsidian-03 obsidian-07 obsidian-08Designed by Jonathan Hoefler and Andy Clymer. Obsidian was inspired by the decorative typefaces of the Industrial Revolution. To read more about the process of creating Obsidian, click here.

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A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design

You may have heard of Chip Kidd. He is an award winning graphic designer -best known for his book covers, or possibly his witty Ted Talks. But you may not know that he has recently written a book aimed at kids 10 and up titled GO: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design. You can read more about it here. Or watch the book trailer below.

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Free Font: Retro Sans


You can download Retro Sans here.8f25be1d51404a63945924cbcd14daaa 68417a6fdbe13ebaa81b27eba501d3b2 bcf20a84bbe4c8bda7315eb41e62975f

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FontDoctor 10 for Macintosh now available

icon_512x512February 4, 2015

CHARLOTTE, NC –

FontGear Inc. (www.FontGear.com) announced today the release of FontDoctor 10 for Macintosh.

FontDoctor is a professional software tool that locates and eliminates hard-to-find font problems that wreak havoc on Macintosh system performance and applications.

FontDoctor has long been the industry standard for font problem diagnosis and repair for publishing and design professionals.

FontDoctor will scan your fonts to locate and repair common font illnesses, including missing Postscript fonts, missing bitmaps, corrupt and damaged fonts, font conflicts, and more.

FontDoctor 10 has been redesigned from the ground up to provide a totally new approach to font diagnosis and repair.

New Features:

– Constant font monitoring with automatic font problem detection
– AutoScan feature scans fonts at regular intervals in the background
– Font Quarantine for easy isolation and management of problem fonts
– Generate, manage and archive detailed font reports in the new Reports panel
– Powerful and fast full 64-bit processing architecture

John Morrison, President of FontGear, said “We’ve teamed up with Extensis to reimagine FontDoctor to serve a more protective role for our users font workflow. FontDoctor 10 now works as a gatekeeper for your fonts with real-time font monitoring and protection. We want to catch font problems before they interrupt your workflow rather than after the fact, and FontDoctor 10 does exactly that.

System Compatibility:

FontDoctor 10 for Macintosh is compatible with these versions of Mac OS:

Mac OS X v10.7 (Lion)
Mac OS X v10.8 (Mountain Lion)
Mac OS X v10.9 (Mavericks)
Mac OS X v10.10 (Yosemite)

– FontDoctor 10 is available for $69.99 for a Single User License.
– Owners of earlier versions can upgrade to version 10 for $19.99
– A demo version can be downloaded at www.FontGear.com/FontDoctor.html

About FontGear

FontGear Inc. is a leading professional software development company for Macintosh and Windows, specializing in font application tools for creative professionals.

FontGear Inc.
10130 Mallard Creek Rd.
Suite 300
Charlotte NC 28262-6001

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Portrait of a Letterpress Printer


A short documentary about William Amer. A letterpress printer & instructor based out of Australia.

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The History of Typography

A paper-letter stop motion short by Ben Barrett-Forrest that whisks us through a brief history of typography.

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The Helvetica Watch

This finally exists. A line of watches inspired by and using the Helvetica font. Love it or hate it – you can find them here.

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