Thursday, March 04, 2010

new vindy fonts and layout look great, import font lecture Thursday

Personally, I am loving the changes made to the print edition of Youngstown's daily newspaper.

Wednesday brought a new size, new fonts, and a new layout to local readers.

having "The Vindicator" back in gothic font on the nameplate is the best part. It looks both classic and modern.

Less AP up front, more local.
Less black and white, more color.
More Lenten fish dinner listings.

kudos to the staff at The Vindicator for a job well done.

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and if you love font and graphic design...
Matthew Carter, considered to be one of the world's most important type designers, will speak at the Beecher Center for Art and Technology at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4. (at the Butler Art Museum)

Carter is a type designer with 40 years experience in typographic technologies ranging from hand–cut punches to computer fonts. After a long association with the Linotype companies, Carter was a co–founder in 1981 of Bitstream Inc., the digital typefoundry, where he worked for 10 years. He is now a principal of Carter & Cone Type Inc., in Cambridge, Mass., designers and producers of original typefaces.

His type designs include ITC Galliard, Snell Roundhand and Shelley scripts, Helvetica Compressed, Olympian (for newspaper text), Bell Centennial (for the US telephone directories), ITC Charter, and faces for Greek, Hebrew, Cyrillic and Devanagari. For Carter & Cone he has designed Mantinia, Sophia, Elephant, Big Caslon, Alisal and Miller. Carter & Cone have produced types on commission for Apple, Microsoft (the screen fonts Verdana and Georgia), Time, Newsweek, Wired, U.S. News & World Report, Sports Illustrated, The Washington Post, and the Walker Art Center.

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