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First Baseline Blues

By James Felici on CreativePro

Don’t let frames dictate your layout. Here’s how to make sure you have precise control over the position of your type on the page.

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Check Out Pantone’s Color Forecast

The Fall/Winter 2012/2013 Planner covers color in the graphic arts, yes, but also fashion, cosmetics, lifestyle, and industrial design.

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Good Things in Small Packages

When you’re setting type, small capitals have two important roles to play: one graphic and one editorial.

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Type of All Eras & Nations at the Typographic Hub

UKType has been working with the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design at Birmingham City University and has just launched The Typographic Hub, an exciting new initiative for research into the history, theory and practice of typographic design.
Historically, Birmingham is England’s typographic heart, home to luminaries such as William Caslon first grandée of English type design; John Baskerville creator of the world’s most well-known and enduring typeface; and Leonard Jay a teacher par excellence, who revolutionised 20th century typographic education.
It is Birmingham’s illustrious lineage that makes BCU the natural home to the Hub.

UKType has been working with the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design at Birmingham City University and has just launched The Typographic Hub, an exciting new initiative for research into the history, theory and practice of typographic design.
Historically, Birmingham is England’s typographic heart, home to luminaries such as William Caslon first grandée of English type design; John Baskerville creator of the world’s most well-known and enduring typeface; and Leonard Jay a teacher par excellence, who revolutionised 20th century typographic education.
It is Birmingham’s illustrious lineage that makes BCU the natural home to the Hub.
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Take Advantage of InDesign’s Nesting Instinct

Repetitive text formatting is a huge time waster, and even using paragraph and character styles is a bore when you have to apply them over and over again. But by using InDesign’s nested styles, you can bypass a lot of this tedium.

Nested styles sound more complicated than they are. In fact, they’re nothing more than a series of regular old character styles, with the transition from one to the next triggered by a character or command InDesign encounters in the text stream.

What makes these styles “nested” is that they’re part of a paragraph style, which when applied, causes the whole parade of character styles to be applied at once. You can also cause these sequences to loop back and start the series again. In one fell swoop, you can format listings, catalogs, tables of contents: anything with a predictable and repetitive structure.

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Choosing the Best Fold for Your Next Print Job

Do you have trouble deciding which type of fold is right for a print project? Let an expert narrow the field for you.

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TypeTalk: Ten Commandments of Type

There are exceptions to every rule, but for most typographic circumstances, following these 10 rules will result in projects that look more professional and are easier to read.

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Type History: What a Difference a Century Makes

A guide to advertising types from 1909 casts a light on what makes a classic display face.

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Interactive InDesign

Make your InDesign layouts fly–and sing, dance, and play movies–with the greatest of ease.

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Zevrix Updates LinkOptimizer for InDesign

LinkOptimizer 4.5 reduces InDesign job size and speeds up processing by eliminating excess image data, performing essential image adjustments and converting file formats. The new update lest you convert image color space to an ICC profile space, with full control over how the conversion is done.

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