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Yap, yap, yap

Yap, yap, yap

John Oliver Coffey dropped me an e-mail the other morning about a new discussion forum for typesetters, aptly called . . . Typesetter Forum. It’s a new (and free) forum for questions, answers and opinions related to the publishing industry with particular emphasis on typesetting. Its not exactly a free-for-all (will be lightly moderated) and […]

How do you learn Photoshop?

How do you learn Photoshop?

I’ve heard it said that most Photoshop users actually use only about 2 percent of the program’s features, and I can support this theory with my own experience: I know how to do what I know how to do. I’ve learned most of what I know how to do from watching other people, either on […]

How do you find out about design-related stuff?

How do you find out about design-related stuff?

Book designer B., soon moving to New York, wrote today to inquire, How do you find design jobs? How do you find out about groups to join for discussing design, books, etc., and for going with to conferences/seminars/talks? What are your favorite sites for knowing when design-related things are happening? I get asked this first […]

Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular Activities

Yesterday when I asked, “What does an ‘art director’ do?” Erin replied, “I dunno, exactly, but I do know they have a club!” To which I replied, in turn, “Those directors, and their clubs!” Then, after work, I went out to have some beers with my club. Which brings on this public service announcement: People, […]