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Typography Sketchbooks

Weighing in at just over 3 pounds and 350 pages – Typography Sketchbook features the doodlings of nearly 120 designers & typographers from their personal notebooks – including Erikk Spiekermann, Milton Glaser, Maira Calman & Paul Shaw. Each designer also has a mini-essay included along with their sketches.  It seems to us to be the perfect fix to inspire & chase away the winter blues.

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Type High – A Stop Motion Short

This short stop motion introduces a bit of type vocabulary into a fun video, using elements of the letterpress.

Created by Lynn Kiang to serve as a typography primer for novice students at Rhode Island School of Design.

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FontDoctor Upgrade Correction

In an earlier press release announcing FontDoctor v8.1 it was erroneously reported that

The update is FREE to version 7 users. Older version can be upgraded for $19.99.

This was a typographical error that was picked up from a previous press release. It should have read that the upgrade is free for version 8 users.

We are sorry for any confusion and frustration that this mistake may have caused any of our customers.

John Morrison
President
FontGear Inc.

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FontDoctor 8.1 Released

FontGear, Inc. of Charlotte, NC announces the release of FontDoctor for Macintosh v8.1

FontDoctor has long been the industry standard software tool for font problem diagnosis, repair, organization, and now font archiving and back-up. FontDoctor is a professional software application that will locate and eliminate hard-to-find font problems that wreak havoc on the Macintosh system performance and applications. FontDoctor will scan font folders (on local hard drives or over a network) to locate and repair common font illnesses, including corrupt or damaged fonts, missing Postscript fonts, missing bitmaps, corrupt/damaged fonts, font ID conflicts, extra fonts sizes, mixed fonts types, and lots more.

FontDoctor will also organize your font files and generate font diagnosis and organization reports as needed.

 What’s new in v8.1:

  • Mac OS X 10.7 support and compatibility
  • Completely updated interface
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

* A free demonstration version can be downloaded from www.FontGear.net
* The update is FREE to version 8 users. Older version can be upgraded for $19.99.
* FontDoctor is available for $69.99/Single User License and can be ordered and downloaded from our website at http://www.FontGear.net using all major credit cards, or by calling 1-800-583-2917.

* FontDoctor is also available for Microsoft Windows

* FontDoctor supports TrueType (Macintosh and Windows (.ttf, .ttc) versions), PostScript Type 1, PostScript Type 3, Multiple Master fonts, OpenType fonts, DataFork fonts, and bitmap fonts.

FontGear Inc. is a leading professional software development company for Macintosh and Windows, specializing in font application tools for graphics professionals and the printing industry. FontGear Inc. is located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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FontGenius 2.1 Released

CHARLOTTE, NC – FontGear Inc. announced today the release of FontGenius for Macintosh v2.1

FontGenius is a font identification utility for Macintosh.

FontGenius examines pictures and identifies typefaces of any text within a picture. Using advanced recognition technology, FontGenius will produce a list of likely fonts that match selected characters within an image, and will generate character previews of the matched fonts. An internet search can also be performed on the list of results to locate, purchase, and download matched fonts.

 

Version 2.1 includes support for Mac OS X 10.7 (lion) and bug fixes.

 

* The update is free for existing FontGenius customers.

* FontGenius can be ordered and downloaded from our website at www.FontGear.net using a major credit card, or by calling 1-800-583-2917.

* A free demonstration version can be downloaded from www.FontGear.net

* FontGenius is available for $39.99 (Single User License)

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An Easy Guide to Color Theory

Here’s an easy way to brush up on that color theory you can never seem to quite remember. Love how clear & simple it’s laid out.

Image is part of an article from designmodo.com – “Right Typography & Color Palett for Your Business.”


(click to view larger)

via Paper Leaf Design

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FontXChange 3.1 Released

FontGear, Inc. of Charlotte, NC announced today the release of FontXChange for Macintosh version 3.1

FontXChange is a powerful, easy to use font-conversion application that will convert fonts between common font formats. FontXChange can easily convert fonts to OpenType (PS), Web Fonts (WOFF, SVG, EOT), PostScript Type 1, and TrueType for both Macintosh or Windows.

Version 3.1 introduces compatibility and support for Apple’s newly release Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)

 

What’s new in version 3.1

- Mac OS X 10.7 support and compatibility

- Completely updated interface

- Miscellaneous bug fixes

 

Useful features include:

- Batch processing for converting entire font libraries

- Font inspection window with preview

- Support for many font encodings, including Adobe Standard, Unicode, Mac Roman, and Windows ANSI, and European.

 

* FontXChange requires Mac OS 10.4 or higher, and a PowerPC or Intel Processor.

* A free demonstration version can be downloaded from http://www.FontGear.net

* FontXChange is available for $99.00/Single User License

• FontXChange can be ordered and downloaded from our website at www.FontGear.net using all major credit cards, or by calling 1-800-583-2917.

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