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Ray Nichols of Lead Graffiti Letterpress

How To Design With Small Caps 
5 Terrific Slab Serif Fonts 

Noto: More than 800 languages in a single font

How to Really Annoy a Graphic Design

Typography OnDemand Sessions I & II

Ray Nichols of Lead Graffiti Letterpress
Lead Graffiti is a letterpress studio that creates and prints anything from hot metal, classic projects to highly creative, and sometimes experimental works. We asked owner Ray Nichols to tell us a bit more about the studio, as well as the pros and cons of  letterpress printing in a world where digital printing predominates.  Check it out...
How to Design with Small Caps
Small caps are capital letterforms that are shorter than full-sized caps. They are usually the height of the lowercase or slightly taller when part of a text font, and can be even taller, sometimes just slightly shorter than the full caps, when designed for a display design. Small caps have many uses.  Read on...
5 Terrific Adobe Typekit Slab Serif Fonts
Slab serifs are one of the hottest typestyles in use today. These sturdy, full-bodied designs, with their thick, squared off, slab-like serifs, can be seen anywhere from magazines, newspapers and book covers to posters, logos, packaging and branding, web sites, and much more.  Read on...
Noto: More than 800 languages in a single font
A typeface five years in the making, Google Noto spans more than 100 writing systems, 800 languages, and hundreds of thousands of characters. A collaborative effort between Google and Monotype, the Noto typeface is a truly universal method of communication for billions of people around the world accessing digital content.  Read on...
How to Really Annoy a Graphic Designer
"Can you make the logo design bigger?" If that sentence clouds your vision with red mist, it's likely that you're a graphic designer who's fed up with hearing inexperienced advice from non-designer folk. This amusing graphic collects together 10 of the most annoying habits and questions that are sure to get under the skin of every graphic designer.  Read on...  
CreativeLive Typography OnDemand Sessions I & II

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T ypography is an essential element of design. It should communicate your message effectively, and with purpose. Learn to how you can take full advantage of the power of type from author, educator, and expert, Ilene Strizver, with the CreativeLive Typography sessions.

In these two OnDemand classes, you'll learn the fundamentals of good typography, as well as advanced techniques to raise the level of your work to new heights. Ilene will help you sharpen your eye, and teach you skills that will dramatically improve your typographic sensibility. 

These sessions are rich in content, much of which is rarely covered, and include:
Typography: The Fundamentals
>  Selecting the right typeface
>  Combining fonts
>  The most common type crimes
>  Getting the most out of your software
Typography: Fine Tuning & Finessing your Type  
>  What makes a good typeface
>  How to fine-tune your type
>  Tracking and word spacing tips and tricks
>  Custom kerning
FREE PREVIEWS available for both sessions:

Whether you are an educator, student, neophyte, or seasoned pro, you will come away with new knowledge, as well as a renewed passion for typography!
"Thanks to Ilene & CreativeLive, I now have a comprehensive understanding of typography and a critical eye for all things typographic which I will apply to all of the design elements of my business. I'll also never look at a menu or book cover the same way!
Ilene was fantastic! She was very thorough and detailed in her lessons, while bringing her personality and humor to the subject of typography - which might be a dull topic if taught by someone else."

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NOTE:  In opposition to my constant typographic badgering, you might notice the lack of
smart typographic conventions in this emailing, including smart quotes, en and em dashes. This is due to the limitations of the email marketing service currently being used.