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WebVisions PDX Wrap-up Dangerous Thinkers

WebVisions PDX Wrap-up

Last week, participants came together from all over the USA for WebVisions. The event took place in our back yard in Portland, Oregon. It felt intimate and buzzed with energy. Attendees were eager to compare notes and share stories after each talk. WebVisions is geared toward content creators, designers and developers tasked with pushing the boundaries of communication design. Read on for our WebVisions PDX Wrap-up.

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The Brief Sucks. Now Go Make Some Magic!

You may not have everything you need before designing, but at least you’ll know what needs to be there before pushing your first pixel.

If your client has established a solid brand and provides good assets to work with, you’re likely in for a nice project experience as a designer. If not, it can be a long slog. Either way, it’s your job to deliver. This Part One of two looks at the basic building blocks of a solid creative brief, solid brand guidelines, and tips on how to compensate and deliver even when neither is in particular good order on the client’s side. 

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This spring, we released a new update for Suitcase Fusion™ 5, which integrates fonts right into your workflow. To inspire your typographic creativity, we’ve created our Fontspiration panel—a window into the latest, most cutting edge typography, in addition to vintage design gems.

More Fontspiration for Suitcase Fusion!

We worked with artists all over the world on the original set of Fontspirations, and we just added more Fontspiration for Suitcase Fusion to keep you inspired. Check ‘em out!

More Fontspiration for Suitcase Fusion!

Foundry: Optimo
Typefaces: Dada Grotesk
Artist: Blue Collar Interactive

Check out the making-of video!

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Like any other piece of software, fonts are governed by licenses. The premier legal authority on fonts and intellectual property in the United State, Frank Martinez Esq. of The Martinez Group will show how font licenses function, and how your organization can stay on the right side of the law with your licensing strategies.

Not too long ago Mr. Martinez was featured in a documentary chronicling how students deal with the font licensing issue. You can see him at 2:39 in this video, as well as commenting throughout.

Come see Mr. Martinez speak at the Font Management Symposium next week in Chicago. Please Register ASAP as spots are filling up quickly.

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Welcome to Tasty Type, our series that’s all about having fun with typography and stuff to eat—or in this case, drink. For our third Tasty Type, we wish you a very Hoppy Earth Day on April 22, 2014.

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