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AKVIS ArtSuite 12 brings new capabilities to tempt your creative juices with superb visions

creates impressive Photo effects

This is probably the most awaited update in a while from Akvis! ... AKVIS has released their ArtSuite 12, a photo decoration software that offers a rich collection of visual effects and frames in order to make your digital photos top-notch. You'll discover visions you hadn't expected, and take some of your ordinary photos to spectacular photos. September 26, 2017

Graphic Novel: Wandering Star - a beautiful story, written years before its time

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This much-praised space drama follows the far-flung adventures of Casandra, daughter of the President of the United Nations of Earth and the first terran accepted into the Galactic Academy. Casandra discovers to her woe that Earth isn't the most popular of planets and joins the outcasts working on Wandering Star, the Galactic Alliance's prototypical spaceship. When the Bono Kiro, the Alliance's longtime enemy, makes a sudden reappearance, Casandra and her misfit crew just might turn out to be the galaxy's last hope. Sure to delight the legions of fans of the series, this beautiful hardcover edition collects all 21 of the original comics for the first time. September 25, 2017

Graphic Novel: A Sailor's Story

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Graphic novels are the adult counterpart of comics when you were a kid! Today there are some extraordinary graphic novels -- and this is one of them! Golden Age comic book legend Sam Glanzman draws upon his own World War II experiences in this outstanding graphic novel. Hailed by Eisner Award–winning Astro City author Kurt Busiek as "one of the most honest, dedicated and engaging cartoonists in comics history,"
Enjoy our sample pages included! September 25, 2017

FFF #8 : Fonts in Use, Web typography, and a fresh, stylish script font

23rd Fonts Fest surf #8

Here's the eighth edition of our fonts surf, as we roll into October! Such fun in this edition a lesson in web typography, along with the guys from Fonts In Use, and yet another flashy, fresh, friendly, casual script called Asiyah! September 20, 2017

FFF #7 : Discover the Legend of Vernon Adams

23rd Fonts Fest surf #7

Vernon brought a ton of fonts into the world, including the Oxygen font. He was licensed to Google and then was killed unexpectedly -- September 19, 2017

FFF #6 : Fonts this time! See a tall western style, a friendly script, and lettering for God

23rd Fonts Fest surf #6

23rd annual fonts fest Okay, okay -- letters continue to roll in -- you're right, this is a fonts festival -- so in this issue we'll send you some fonts! Try a western style font, or, perhaps a stunning casual script! Two odd ends of the font spectrum. Then we'll visit a Mexican designer who creates typography for God! Follow along for another lively jaunt in the world of typography!
I set our title today using this week's font PhotoWall a fresh, friendly, casual script!

photowal script September 12, 2017

FFF #5 : Type Directors Club 'BEST', Coral-Inspired Typography, and trust your news type

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I'm happy to announce the Type Directors Club "World’s Best Typography Exhibition" in this edition, and am lucky to have discovered it yesterday in my typography research. Thank goodness there are still dates you can go see this exhibit. Also, typography growing as if it were coral is an awesome piece you must see! Have fun, stay in touch!
I set our title today using the extraordinary font Didonesque Std Black Italic in the tradition of transitional fonts Bodoni and Didot !

Didonesque Std Black Italic font September 6, 2017

FFF #4 : Making bucks brokering type, Robert Bringhurst tribute and Queulat font download

Hope everyone had a great September 1st, and launch into the fall months! School is back in, and we're turning our sights toward the holiday season and 2018 -- but first, we've got a lot of fonts and typography fun ahead. Our title today is with the Queulat Typeface! Keep reading and I'll show you how to download it!

Somatic rounded font September 5, 2017

FFF #3 : Spec contest for design? A great slab family, and a little Kinetic type movement

Continue on as we visit a great developer for Monotype with a superb slab, then peek in on what appears to be a contest to design a typographic brochure (Could this be spec work???) then we're loving a little motion ditty created in Photoshop! ... don't forget to stay in touch!

Somatic rounded font August 31, 2017

FFF #2 : Rounds and curves, email fonts and the return of Mario in this Fonts Fest edition

Continue on as we delve into more and more interesting and inspiring type and typography sitings! I am particularly enjoying Lauren Lee's rounded Somatic font, and you all should take a look at the "Typography in Emails" piece! Continue on, and have a great time ... don't forget to stay in touch!

Somatic rounded font August 30, 2017