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Irresistible Free Dingbat Fonts | Part II

April 9, 2011
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Curious are the miscellaneous dingbat fonts, for most characters contain a picture. They range from vintage folk art to blocks, decorative ornaments, lava lamps and the coveted western glyphs displaying words. For part 2 of the dingbats posts I was surprised to find what appears to be a grungy French calligraphy border frames font. Whatever […]

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Irresistible Free Dingbat Fonts | Part I

March 26, 2011
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Dingbat fonts likely have a long history in typesetting, a history in which I’d love to research in depth. When composing this post I briefly read the wikipedia entry which didn’t fully satisfy my curiosities in regards to the history of dingbats or “printer’s ornaments”. For part 2 of this post, we’ll see if I can […]

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Blogger is Getting a New Face in 2011

March 19, 2011
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Those of you attending SXSW right now have probably already heard the breaking news.  Blogger is getting a new face!  This is really great news for blogspot users. There’s a brand new interface to be released some time in early 2011.  I can’t wait to see the new features. This is hot! Check it out… […]

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New Free Fonts for Spring 2011

March 19, 2011
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Free fonts are a beautiful thing.  For those with a love of typography, I’ve compiled a list of 25 typeface released in 2011. Some of the font authors have been busy little bees.  There are quite a few by Måns Grebäck of Mawns Typography.  If you like his work, hop on over to his blog and leave a […]

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Quick Tip: Working with Swatches

March 18, 2011
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Many of us collect resources for graphic design, but I’ve not seen much mentioned about Adobe Swatch Exchage (ASE) or Adobe Color Files (ACO). I’d like to offer a quick tip, in case you were not aware of this preset format. Teapot Pattern Credits: Ransie3 I adore colourlovers, even though I’m a bit slower than […]

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Color Palette Favorites of the Week – 2

March 18, 2011
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If there was a way to tell what type of personality or mood one has from the types of colors they are attracted too, I’d be interested. It’s amazing what color therapy does for one’s mood.  That may be a fun research project.  Here’s a list of my faves for the week, just in time for the […]

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Photoshop Gimp Brushes – 40 Free Hootie Owls

March 1, 2011
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Today’s freebie: 40 super high res owl brushes for photo shop and gimp  lovingly crafted & packaged just for you! A few of the images are sourced from fromoldbooks.org. The rest I found on various free unrestricted clipart sites. Some sourced from a couple of teacher’s educational reference material blogs containing public domain craft work […]

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