lettering18 May 2015

New script font: in progress

I have always had a special relationship with hand lettering and how it relates to typography. Ever since my first graphic arts job in college, when I handled the paint and brush for the first time touching up signs in an old school hardware store, I have loved the craft and the human touch it brings to visual communications. In the Pacific Northwest, I saw numerous examples of revival styles used by veteran sign writers, with their endless variations

Portfolio Hosting Review: Behance

The most important tasks required of a designer or illustrator to publish a promo site are becoming easier thanks to new portfolio web products. Many of them are free to join, and offer great benefits to the creative professional. As with any web development, the most important work begins before you join a portfolio site. It's critical that you put your best work forward, write creatively, persuasively, and honestly, and edit your content to generate

Daily Letters: Dürer Latin and Goines Roman

The Zachary Creative logotype is an original lettering design derived from these classic capitals. The principals for their construction was devised by the famous Northern Renaissance polymath Albrecht Dürer. They are deceptively complex, yet elegant and subtle models of the sturdy foundation of western typography. Here are some more of the good products derived from this work: Of the Just Shaping of Letters by Albrecht Dürer, translated by R. T. Nichol from the Latin Text

Social Media for Business Series – Part Five

In this final installment of our five-part feature on making social media work for your business or organization, we look forward to the lasting benefits of cultivating your community through utilizing feedback. Part Five: Getting Results; Growing the Community. In our previous post, we looked a little further into SEO, and featured a primer on some of today's most popular social media sites. The effects of social media on well-crafted messages in successful systems are

Social Media for Business Series – Part Four

Part four of our five-part feature on making social media work for your business or organization. Part Four: Laying the Foundation. Search Engine Optimization gurus know that you must have a broad base to build a solid system for getting your message seen and heard. This means teaming up with more Experts to seek out and populate all of the little hiding places where your information should be turning up. These SEO Marketing Experts are