Grid Systems – Making grids in Illustrator

Posted on Jun 2, 2009 in adobe, grid systems, tutorial, type | 21 Comments

It only allows you to set it for even sided squares, while InDesign lets you set different measurements for horizontal and vertical lines. iddocumentgrid On the other hand Adobe Illustrator which is a one-page program (although CS4 has multiple artboards) has some other tools that are just as great in its own way, tools that can really speed up the making of the grids. … Do the same with the horizontal guides using 210 mm for the width and turn them also into guides. makeguides When you make your next grid, after this tutorial you might consider if it suits you better to keep the lines in their green color and not to make them into Illustrator guides, but at least you should move them into their own Layer.

More Type Addic­tion Feed­ing with RSS

Posted on May 1, 2009 in online, type | No Comments

:::Missing picture ::: For the Love of Type Website RSS Feed Australian blog about type related matters. grafikcache Grafikcache Website RSS Feed Irish blog about design of all sorts – and typography. inspirationbits inspirationbit Website RSS Feed Occasional type articles, mostly web related. myfontsblog Myfonts blog Website RSS Feed Myfonts is finally blogging again and it’s nice. I wished all the foundries would blog, not only send news by email. notesontype Notes on Type Website RSS Feed Not very active but still something to read if you visit the site. okgreat Ok great Website RSS Feed Blog about design and found things.

Feed Your Type Addic­tion with RSS

Posted on Feb 6, 2009 in online, type | 34 Comments

Da un’idea di Massimiliano Frangi, ora con la collaborazione di Andrea Novali” title=”Typomilan” type=”rss” version=”RSS” htmlUrl=”http://typomilan.blogspot.com/” xmlUrl=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/Typomilan”/> <outline text=”Typophile – Design” description=”A to Z, and everything in between” title=”Typophile – Design” type=”rss” version=”RSS” htmlUrl=”http://typophile.com/taxonomy/term/5/0” xmlUrl=”http://typophile.com/rss/design”/> <outline text=”Typophile – General Discussions” description=”Anything goes.” title=”Typophile – General Discussions” type=”rss” version=”RSS” htmlUrl=”http://typophile.com/taxonomy/term/4/0” xmlUrl=”http://typophile.com/rss/general”/> <outline text=”Typophile – General Discussions, Design, Build, Release, News, Bitmap Display / Script, Bitmap Text, Blackletter / Uncial, Display, Motion / 3d / Experimental, Sans Serif, Script / Handwriting / Graffiti, Serif, Typography / Composition, Type ID Board, wiki” description=”Anything goes.” title=”Typophile – General Discussions, Design, Build, Release, News, Bitmap Display / Script, Bitmap Text, Blackletter / Uncial, Display, Motion / 3d / Experimental, Sans Serif, Script / Handwriting / Graffiti, Serif, Typography / Composition, Type ID Board, wiki” type=”rss” version=”RSS” htmlUrl=”http://typophile.com/taxonomy/term/4%2B5%2B6%2B7%2B9%2B19%2B20%2B21%2B22%2B24%2B25%2B26%2B27%2B28%2B29%2B53/0” xmlUrl=”http://typophile.com/rss”/> <outline text=”TYPORIFIK” description=”Blog typo” title=”TYPORIFIK” type=”rss” version=”RSS” htmlUrl=”http://frigorifik.blogspot.com/” xmlUrl=”http://frigorifik.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default? alt=rss”/> <outline text=”typornography” description=”” title=”typornography” type=”rss” version=”RSS” htmlUrl=”http://typornography.blogspot.com/” xmlUrl=”http://typornography.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default”/> <outline text=”Typotheque” description=”Typotheque report” title=”Typotheque” type=”rss” version=”RSS” htmlUrl=”http://www.typotheque.com” xmlUrl=”http://www.typotheque.com/rss”/> <outline text=”TypoTrip – typography on the road” description=”The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.” title=”TypoTrip – typography on the road” type=”rss” version=”RSS” htmlUrl=”http://en.blog.wordpress.com” xmlUrl=”http://en.blog.wordpress.com/feed/”/> <outline text=”Un Mundo Libre” description=”Noticias y reflexiones sobre software libre y diseño” title=”Un Mundo Libre” type=”rss” version=”RSS” htmlUrl=”http://unmundolibre.es” xmlUrl=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/mundo_libre”/> <outline text=”UnosTiposDuros” description=”Teoría y práctica de la tipografía” title=”UnosTiposDuros” type=”rss” version=”RSS” htmlUrl=”http://www.unostiposduros.com” xmlUrl=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/Unostiposduros”/> <outline text=”Untitled” description=”” title=”Untitled” type=”rss” version=”RSS” htmlUrl=”http://boonika.org” xmlUrl=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/boonikaorg”/> <outline text=”upscale typography” description=”Just another WordPress weblog” title=”upscale typography” type=”rss” version=”RSS” htmlUrl=”http://blog.parachutefonts.com” xmlUrl=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/parachutefonts/oJmQ”/> <outline text=”Vera Evstafieva” description=”Vera Evstafieva – LiveJournal.com” title=”Vera Evstafieva” type=”rss” version=”RSS” htmlUrl=”http://evra.livejournal.com/” xmlUrl=”http://evra.livejournal.com/data/rss”/> <outline text=”VIBE – Visual Brand Experience” description=”Een weblog over design, merken en branding.” title=”VIBE – Visual Brand Experience” type=”rss” version=”RSS” htmlUrl=”http://mattus.web-log.nl/vibe_visual_brand_experie/” xmlUrl=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/Vibe-VisualBrandExperience”/> <outline text=”Villatype” description=”” title=”Villatype” type=”rss” version=”RSS” htmlUrl=”http://villatype.blogspot.com/” xmlUrl=”http://villatype.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?

A Quick Look at your fonts

Posted on Nov 8, 2007 in apple, type | No Comments

Apple’s site, apple.com has a page where new features of Mac OsX 10.5, Leopard are explained. I’ve just started to gaze through this stuff. 300+ new or changed features is more than enough to justify the upgrade. It is, by the way, much cheaper to upgrade from Tiger to Leopard than lets say from Windows […]

Real World Font Management with FontExplorer X

Posted on May 15, 2007 in type | 29 Comments

Font Management applications are the best help one can have to get control over the fonts on the mac, both the fonts you actually want to work with and the fonts the System needs to run. Few applications are available to do this task, FontAgent Pro, Suitcase Fusion and Linotype FontExplorer X. Each of them […]

The Making of Thorn, thorn, Eth, eth

Posted on Mar 12, 2007 in type | 7 Comments

However there are many cases where the characters are not drawn right or even that the font designer may have chosen to make the characters in a style that is unacceptable for use. … Be careful because I and P don’t always have the same ascender thickness like in this example. þ thorn The most common way to make a thorn is to add the ascender of a b to a p .

Using Illustrator to draw fonts for importing into FontLab

Posted on Oct 22, 2005 in adobe, type | 45 Comments

This is my first posting here in English. It has always been the plan to write some articles in English and also to translate some of my previous writings from Icelandic to English. The reason is quite obvious. The Icelandic population is less than 300.000, so there is a limited number of people who actually […]