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Westport, CT - 12 January 2005

Ilene Strizver's mail out covering course happenings and other info.


Happy New Year from The Type Studio! Here's the 411 on upcoming events and other typographic tidings.

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- My Gourmet Typography class at the School of Visual Arts in New York City begins Tuesday, January 25th, 6:30 – 9:10 pm. There are still openings if you are interested.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Take control of your type instead of letting it control you. Learn the typographic skills and secrets of type experts, including selecting the right type for your job, mixing type and techniques for emphasis, fine-tuning your type, as well as kerning and spacing your font, typographic dos and don'ts, customizing a font and how and when to design your own. This course will raise the level of your design and production skills while instilling an excitement and passion for typography.

For more information, go to http://www.schoolofvisualarts.edu/ce/courseFinder.php?sCourse=GDC-2050-B

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- The TDC Master Classes Series will be starting up again this February with Glyph Drawing by respected type designer Dennis Pasternak. The sessions will be held in the TDC office in NY, and will also include InDesign for Cowards by Scott Citron of Scott Citron Design and Intro to Fontlab by type designer James Montalbano of Terminal Design. Details about upcoming sessions will be posted to the TDC web site at http://www.tdc.org. For more information contact Carol Wahler at (212) 633-8943 or email her at director@tdc.org to add your name to the TDC mailing list.

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- Four more articles in the fy(t)i series have been converted to downloadable PDF form. fy(t)i – For Your Typographic Information is an ongoing series of educational, informative and entertaining articles on all matters typographic.

16 Hyphens, En- and Em-dashes (NEW)
15 Bullets (NEW)
14 Script Typefaces (NEW)
13 Anatomy of a Character (NEW)
12 Rags, Widows & Orphans
11 Register, Trademark & Copyright Symbols
10 Spacing & Kerning pt 2
9 Spacing & Kerning pt 1
8 Smart Quotes
7 Type Families
6 Emphasis
5 Justified Type
4 Creative Indents
3 Initial Letters
2 Oldstyle Figures
1 Small Caps

All of the above articles can be found at http://www.thetypestudio.com/writtenword.html

The entire series of 45 articles can be viewed at http://www.fonts.com/ and http://www.itcfonts.com/.

An article entitled Font Selection Made Easy that is currently appearing in the newly redesigned HOW magazine is also available in PDF form and is located at http://www.thetypestudio.com/writtenword.html

An article entitled What’s your type? A guide to Type1, TrueType & OpenType font formats that appeared in Dynamic Graphics magazine is also available in PDF form and is located at http://www.thetypestudio.com/writtenword.html

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- Check out TypeCulture at http://www.typeculture.com, a great, new academic resource (as well as a type foundry) with articles, essays, movies and a research directory with dozens of great links.

TypeCulture was founded by Mark Jamra, respected type designer and design educator. Jamra says "As a faculty member in a college of art & design, I wanted to provide my students with supplementary articles to in-class lectures and also a starting point for finding out more about type in general.”

TypeCulture maintains a concept with two equal parts: it's a source of high-quality OpenType fonts as well as an educational resource and research aid for design students, educators and professionals who are seeking information about type - its history, manufacture, use and artistic significance. Definitely worth a look!

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- The Type Studio continues to offer On-site Gourmet Typography Training.

Gourmet Typography Training
teaches and demonstrates the expert-level typographic skills and aesthetics that are rarely taught in schools or fully understood by professionals. Fill in the gaps in your typographic know-how and learn how to "see" type like you’ve never seen it before.

Bring Gourmet Typography Training right to your facility! Training workshops are customized for groups of any size and designed to fit your specific needs. Sessions are scheduled for your convenience – daytime, evenings or weekends. We will design a program customized for your particular requirements.

For more information, go to http://www.thetypestudio.com/workshops.html or call The Type Studio at (203) 227-5929.

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More Gourmet Typography Training workshops are being planned for this year in NY and CT. We'll keep you posted on these and any other typographic events. If you have any special requests, please contact me directly.

Sincerely,
Ilene Strizver
The Type Studio
(203) 227-5929
http://www.thetypestudio.com

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