Digital Printing … and so much more! Headline » Season’s Greetings, a Thank You, and a Quick Look Ahead to 2014! Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays to all! Thanks to all of you 2013 was Ka-Blam’s best — and busiest — year to date! So many comics and books printed! Branding, graphic design, typography and web design I put the call out on Facebook and Twitter recently to see which typographers and calligraphers were inspiring people at the moment. The results were interesting, because very few of them were “typographers” in the true sense of the word, in that, they don’t “arrange typefaces for print”. What they do, is actually use typographic forms in an artistic, or “illustrative” way. In fact, I was interested to see there are very few recognisable typefaces amongst the works of these artists at all, most of them preferring to hand draw their own letterforms from scratch. I want to thank everybody for their suggestions.
Timba's Illustration Dept. Collaboration piece with illustrator Steven Rhodes for my old design college Shillington. 27 New Awesome Fonts And Free For Beautiful Typography Filed Under: Fonts / Typography, Freebies by fandy January 18, 2011, 19:42 Pleased to be presenting some new fonts option and probably among those fonts not too recent, the fonts is very beautiful and high-quality like Matchbook, Franchise, Typeface Adec and others. And better yet all this for free but please read the license agreement carefully prior to using it, some of which are only for personal use.
Most Popular Commercial Fonts for Web Designers Designers around the world today need to stand apart from the rest when they are working for serious contracts. Web design, posters, brochures and logos all have high expectations so that the company can be on top and be the best in the crowd. Using free fonts will not allow you to do that since they are used by everyone. The obvious and simple solution is to use a professional commercial font that will not be available to everyone. Given below is a list of some of the most popular commercial fonts to consider.
Getting to Know Your Manga Studio Layer Types Manga Studio provides a selection of layer types to use in your work. When you get to know and understand how layers work, you'll wonder how you ever did your work without them. Here's an introduction to what Manga Studio has in store for you in its layer lineup: Five simple steps to better typography – April 13th, 2005 – Typography, I find, is still a bit of mystery to a lot of designers. The kind of typography I’m talking about is not your typical “What font should I use” typography but rather your “knowing your hanging punctuation from your em-dash” typography. Call me a little bit purist but this bothers me. So, in an attempt to spread the word here’s the first of five simple steps to better typography.
How To Create a Retro Badge/Emblem Style Logo The retro style badge/emblem of logos is a hot trend at the moment, and it’s no surprise why – They’re super cool! We’ve already looked at a showcase of retro and vintage style logos based on circular motifs, now let’s build our own. We’ll put the basic structure together in Illustrator, then give it that aged vintage appearance with some finishing touches in Photoshop. The logo we’ll be creating is for the totally fictional Powerhouse Gym (although I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a gym somewhere with this name!). It combines many of the typical traits of this retro/vintage theme with alternating rings of black and white as well as fine details such as the stars and dots.
How to Draw Better Line Art Do you want to draw better lines? Ever wonder how other artists’ characters look so dynamic, yet your own characters look a bit static? Drawing line art isn’t as simple as simply laying down some lines. There are a few critical areas that you should keep in mind while drawing, which I will cover here. And since not everyone has a tablet, I’ve made this tutorial applicable to pencil & paper artists, and will show you how to properly scan your line art into the computer. (note, all the images are clickable to view at 100% resolution) Create an Aged Vintage Style Logo Design in Illustrator Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create an aged vintage style logo design. We’re going to take inspiration from generations past, when logos were hand crafted with custom lettering. To achieve the same effect in Illustrator we’ll customise existing fonts to create a old school layout of cool typography. The vintage logo we’ll be creating is based on a fictional jeans company Black Denim Co. The logo uses some of the classic design tricks from the 30’s, 40’s & 50’s to capture that old school look and is finished off with some distressed textures to represent the low-fi print techniques used by our ancestors.
Preparing Traditional Linearts for Digital Use! Blog Entry on MangaMagazine.net Hey everyone! I found this really neat tutorial for preparing traditional linearts on Tumblr and thought I'd share it with you all! It's really useful for drawing comics/manga, particularly if you're the type who doesn't like linearting digitally. The neat thing about this is that you don't just clean the lineart, you literally make it so that it's like you linearted digitally!