September 2012 Archives
Decades ago, Adobe was a champion of the use of professional-quality digital fonts, not only by creating its own library but by playing a key role in the development of font formats and fully supporting OpenType within its Creative Suite applications. That initiative had been put on the back burner in recent years, so it was good to see that with its purchase of the Typekit web fonts service last year it was back in the game. Typekit has been a significant part of Creative Cloud subscriptions since Adobe launched its membership-based service in May. This week the Typekit offering received a major upgrade as part of Adobe's rollout of its Edge Tools and Services. The clip above is an extract covering just the typographic announcements.
There's something undeniably compelling about the first works created in any medium, which in the domain of film go back to the turn of the 20th century. In this category I'd include the animations of Émile Cohl and the fantastic films of George Méliès. You could go even further back and watch the films shot by the Lumière brothers in 1895. And now we can watch the first color films, created in England between 1901 and 1902.
Serbian illustrator and art director Dobrosav Bob Zivkovic is perhaps best known for his whimsical illustrations for children's books but lately he's joined the ranks of those creating cinemagraphs. You can poke through them on his site but what stood out were his adaptations of some well-known works by street artist banksy.
Let's start with a question. In the headline above, why are the words "and" as well as "with" lowercase? You, in the back. That's correct, I'm employing what's called headline style for the heads. So in this case the article "and" as well as the preposition "with" are lowercase. I could have also correctly employed sentence-style capitalization, in which just the first word is capitalized. And how do I know how to employ such dazzling grammar voodoo, you ask? Simple. It's all laid out in the current edition of The Chicago Manual of Style.