Archive for November, 2011


The Nuances of Creating Fonts for The Web

AIGA’s biennial design conference Pivot has more that 1,500 attendances this year from designers, educators and students in three-day event focused on the changing nature of the design industry. Including inspiring sessions, practical workshops and in-depth discussion.
Jonathan Hoefler, The typeface designer who specializes in the design of original typefaces was one of the speaker at Pivot. He talked about the new generation of fonts. He is described the nuances of creating fonts for the web and how it’s not just a matter of browsers and rasterizers. It is worth watching video for all designers. Enjoy

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Monotype Imaging Acquires Bitstream Services

Monotype Imaging Inc., a Massachusetts-based company dedicated to bringing together text imaging and graphics with electronic devices, has announced its plan to acquire the website operated by Bitstream.The $50 million merger, which is being completed in cash, has already been approved by the boards that govern both companies, and will take place in the next coming days. Included in the merger are Bitstream’s 89,000 fonts, popular What’sTheFont identification program, its typeface library and its font rendering services, called Font Fusion and Bitstream Panorama. In addition to these popular programs, 15 Bitstream employees from the company’s Massachusetts site will be taken on by Monotype, as will 40 type designers from the facility in India. It is estimated that Monotype Imaging will benefit from the $17 million the parts of the Bitstream business it is taking over made in 2010, and the company expects much of that cash flow to become a part of its Creative Professional business venture.

Inspiration Series: Hats

The Greeks believed that inspiration came from the deep thinking, and thinking is the process by which these concepts are perceived and manipulated. Thinking allows beings to design and to represent it according to their objectives, desires and plans. So if you have deep thinking, you will have a good inspiration, thus you will be able to design in right way.

Looking for Logo design inspiration

Inspiration series is a regular series of articles which share some of the great examples for logo and type design that we have collected through various sites and design galleries.

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The Ultimate Guide to Open Font License

Open Font License is a special type of open source license that SIL International designed for use with their Unicode fonts and other associated software with the purpose of enabling the growth of a real open typographic community. According to the Free Software Foundation, OFL is free and fonts using it may be distributed with different computer programs. It is the only type of license that is compatible with digital font characteristics, including how they are designed and used. The first version was released on September 5, 2005.

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