Archive for October, 2006

[font] Found: Tales of Typographical Horror

Posted in Uncategorized on October 30, 2006 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

Well, it won’t be that scary, but still.

At the quite rather funny LMNOP, there’s a Halloween special: America’s Most Fonted, seven atrocious fonts made even more atrocious by thier faddish overuse. Naturally, MS Comic Sans makes the top of the list (nothing personal, Vincent, I’m sure), but there are also fonts out there that are just tore up from the floor up that you didn’t know had wormed thier way into way-too-widespread use until someone pointed it out to you.

People wonder why typophiles get all up ons (a phrase I use here incorrectly) over things like that. They wonder, that is, until you see fonts like MS Comic Sans and Curlz on warning signs like “High Voltage”. And I’ve seen both.

That usually changes people.

And, over on Designorati, Pariah Burke has once again mounted a popular feature–300 free Halloween fonts. People love free fonts, and these are universally cool for private use, to give your Halloween documents that “spooky” touch.

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[font] Found: Tales of Typographical Horror

Posted in Uncategorized on October 29, 2006 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

Well, it won’t be that scary, but still.

At the quite rather funny LMNOP, there’s a Halloween special: America’s Most Fonted, seven atrocious fonts made even more atrocious by thier faddish overuse. Naturally, MS Comic Sans makes the top of the list (nothing personal, Vincent, I’m sure), but there are also fonts out there that are just tore up from the floor up that you didn’t know had wormed thier way into way-too-widespread use until someone pointed it out to you.

People wonder why typophiles get all up ons (a phrase I use here incorrectly) over things like that. They wonder, that is, until you see fonts like MS Comic Sans and Curlz on warning signs like “High Voltage”. And I’ve seen both.

That usually changes people.

And, over on Designorati, Pariah Burke has once again mounted a popular feature–300 free Halloween fonts. People love free fonts, and these are universally cool for private use, to give your Halloween documents that “spooky” touch.

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[font] Found: Tales of Typographical Horror

Posted in Uncategorized on October 29, 2006 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

Well, it won’t be that scary, but still.

At the quite rather funny LMNOP, there’s a Halloween special: America’s Most Fonted, seven atrocious fonts made even more atrocious by thier faddish overuse. Naturally, MS Comic Sans makes the top of the list (nothing personal, Vincent, I’m sure), but there are also fonts out there that are just tore up from the floor up that you didn’t know had wormed thier way into way-too-widespread use until someone pointed it out to you.

People wonder why typophiles get all up ons (a phrase I use here incorrectly) over things like that. They wonder, that is, until you see fonts like MS Comic Sans and Curlz on warning signs like “High Voltage”. And I’ve seen both.

That usually changes people.

And, over on Designorati, Pariah Burke has once again mounted a popular feature–300 free Halloween fonts. People love free fonts, and these are universally cool for private use, to give your Halloween documents that “spooky” touch.

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[bloggage] 25 Words On Successful Blog

Posted in Uncategorized on October 23, 2006 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

Over at Successful-Blog, Liz Strauss is haveing a friendly little party. In 25 words (that’s 24+1, mind) say what SB means to you. Here’s what it means to me:

Successful-Blog is a bung-puller. That’s the plug that holds all the good stuff in the cask; pull the bung–it’s all yours.

What it means is inspiration. Inspration changes thoughts into action, and takes what you want to do into the realm of what you actually do. It’s important to have your eggs in more than one basket, and some of my inspiration eggs live in a compartment called “Successful Blog”.

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[bloggage] 25 Words On Successful Blog

Posted in Uncategorized on October 22, 2006 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

Over at Successful-Blog, Liz Strauss is haveing a friendly little party. In 25 words (that’s 24+1, mind) say what SB means to you. Here’s what it means to me:

Successful-Blog is a bung-puller. That’s the plug that holds all the good stuff in the cask; pull the bung–it’s all yours.

What it means is inspiration. Inspration changes thoughts into action, and takes what you want to do into the realm of what you actually do. It’s important to have your eggs in more than one basket, and some of my inspiration eggs live in a compartment called “Successful Blog”.

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[bloggage] 25 Words On Successful Blog

Posted in Uncategorized on October 22, 2006 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

Over at Successful-Blog, Liz Strauss is haveing a friendly little party. In 25 words (that’s 24+1, mind) say what SB means to you. Here’s what it means to me:

Successful-Blog is a bung-puller. That’s the plug that holds all the good stuff in the cask; pull the bung–it’s all yours.

What it means is inspiration. Inspration changes thoughts into action, and takes what you want to do into the realm of what you actually do. It’s important to have your eggs in more than one basket, and some of my inspiration eggs live in a compartment called “Successful Blog”.

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[design] Pariah S Burke Cracks the Multi-Page Size Code in InDesign

Posted in Uncategorized on October 19, 2006 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

Pariah S. Burke has broken the one file=one page size law. Designers all over the world should rejoice about this one.

The first question InDesign (or QuarkXPress, for that matter) will ask the user on creating a new layout is “What size sheet are you gonna use?” You only get one choice. QuarkXPress has, since 6.5, had a new Project format which can be made up of multiple layouts, but the ingrained habits of layout artists die a hard death indeed; what many layouters have wanted was, say, a file in which several page-size spreads can live in the very same file with, say, a few legal-size foldouts (maps, for ex) and a few business cards…or even a layout file which contains all the components of your average business system (letterhead, business card, envelope) in one single file.

Pariah has teamed up with some very smart people who have caused this vision to become reality for Adobe Creative Suite users. In conjuction with the big brains behind the after-market Indy plugin maker DTP Tools, we now have this solution in the form of the plugin called PageControl.

It not only allows you to have a single Indy layout with multiple and nonstandard page sizes it also allows you resize odd sized pages at will, resize master pages and have those pages they refer to autmatically resize, and more. And since it’s all the same document, you can have the same running information–page numbers, for example–continue thoroughout.

I’m proud to say that I got to beta-test this; it works like magic.

You can get a trial download (or just go ahead and buy it for $59) at DTP Tools’ website here. Read Pariah’s release about it on QuarkVsInDesign here.

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