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Building on the release Portfolio 2016, our digital asset management system that helps companies efficiently manage, organize and utilize digital assets, we have a new update that puts your brand front and center.

If your company needs to share files outside of the team or organization, Portfolio offers a module – Portfolio NetPublish – which makes it quick and easy for anyone to build sites for securely sharing assets online.

With our latest update, Portfolio NetPublish sites can be highly customized to match your company’s brand, presenting digital assets from a portal with your organization’s look and feel. Customers can build custom NetPublish themes and assign them to any site on the server. Simply build it once, and anyone can use it.

To see this in action, I’ve created a quick video demo. To see what else is new in Portfolio 2016, roll on over to our product page.

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It’s no secret that there’s a stereotypical disjunction between die-hard American football fans and graphic designers. That’s just the type of human variety that keeps the world turning. What we didn’t realize, however, is this disjunction is more like a gaping, massive chasm when it comes to Super Bowl logos.

We don’t at all mean to offend any designer that has ever tread near a football field. We just intend to raise a pointed eyebrow at those responsible for the Super Bowl logos over the years—and we do this by first dissecting the makings of a good logo, or rather an effective logo.

  1. It’s unique
  2. It’s timeless
  3. It’s appropriate
  4. It’s simple
  5. It’s functional

It would be a race to the bottom if these logos were scoring touchdowns based on typography and graphic design merit.

Amidst the joking and poking fun, however, a welcome reprieve came with our discovery of the evolution of the AFC, NFC and NFL logos over the years. After 40 years, updates were made to all three not more than a decade ago.


The Evolution of the AFC, NFC, & NFL Logos

The History of Crappy Super Bowl Logos
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If you’re living in the same digitized world as we are, “there’s an app for that,” is a jest that you hear on the daily. There’s a strong strain of truth to it — as evident by the numerous apps that remind us to get up and move throughout the day, the ones that score us the cheapest plane tickets, and the ones that let us video chat with friends around the world.

The same holds true for the software that streamlines our office processes, connects us with our coworkers, and organizes digital files in ways that save loads of time, money, and heaps of headaches. *Ahem, ahem Extensis Portfolio*

DAM ROI Calculator: Save with Digital Asset Management

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The Golden Globes are upon us! This American accolade is known for being a precursor to the Oscars and this year, the Hollywood Foreign Press’ picks are diverse and surprising—making for a murky season.

Confession: surveying the nominees, and waiting for winner announcements is much less interesting to us than noting logo design, title screens, poster design, typography treatments, creative inspiration and who the creators are. Maybe we’re still a bit offended that a film that won Best Drama Motion Picture used Papyrus as its primary font (cough, Avatar, cough).

Either way, we’ve put each of the 2016 nominees in our version of the hot seat, and have doled out fake awards to honor excellence in typography and graphic design.

The Typography & Design Award Goes To…

Before we got to any of this year’s nominees, we dissected the Golden Globe logo. Avant Garde is a font family based on the logo font used for the Avant Garde magazine, which was originally designed by Herb Lubalin. It was purportedly created to capture “the advanced, the innovative, and the creative”—and proved a natural choice for an awards event that honors the same things. We think it’s got some weird imbalance. What are your thoughts?

Now on to the main event.


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Update: Installers now available with updated panels. Downloads new installers from product name links below. 


We’d like to make you aware of an issue that affects the Extensis Font Panels included with our font managers.

The Extensis font panels provide quick access to your font collection within the Adobe Creative Cloud applications – Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.

Today, the security certificate used to verify the validity of our application expired. If you attempt to load Extensis Font Panel in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator Creative Cloud 2014 or 2015 you will receive the error “The Extensis extension could not be loaded because it was not properly signed.”

This issue only affects the panel and does not affect font auto-activation by the plug-in. We know that these panels are popular and this is why we are being proactive about notifying you.

We are aware of the issue and will be issuing updates for all of our currently supported products affected. (Updates now available from links below)

We expect to release patches to fix this issue within the next few days.

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