30 Essential Typefaces for a Lifetime

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30 Essential Typefaces for a Lifetime

"No matter what language you speak, the characters of that language were among the first things you learned."  

So begins the introduction to my new design reference, 30 Essential Typefaces for a Lifetime, edited and curated by Imin Pao and Joshua Berger. In true nerd fashion, while on holiday this summer in Europe, I hit a few museums and of course had to check out the book sections in each one. At the Georges Pompidou Centre, I cheered up, after my previous perilous incidents on the streets of Paris, when I spotted the soothing colours and elegant glossy cover of 30 Essential Typefaces. Like a tonic, I immediately felt the book would help solve some essential questions I'd been confused about for months. Whenever I was creating new print designs, I often struggled with "Which Font?" "When?" and, "Why?"  Here, maybe then, were the answers I'd been seeking....perhaps not to the meaning of life....but to what were the essential fonts I should learn and understand deeply? Some have said, "....it takes 10 years for someone to master a typeface."  This book claims it contains typefaces for a lifetime! Only 30 typefaces they say? Yes, totally doable!

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2013 Summer Dreams Literary Arts Festival

The 10th annual Summer Dreams Literary Arts Festival is on Saturday, August 24th at Trout Lake Park and features Joy Kogawa. The day is a family-friendly celebration of all things literary and the line-up of workshops and events promises something for everyone. It's free, so don't miss out! 

And you can also take in a special free gala on Friday, August 23 at CBC Studio 700 where Pandora's Collective Literary Awards for 2013 will be presented.

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Technical writing and mobile devices

Robert Desprez is a local Vancouver technical writer who shared his awesome EPUB expertise at the Society for Technical Communication's Canada West Coast Chapter meeting on July 16. Along with learning about his EPUB formatting tips, he generated great interest when he spoke about industry trends for technical writing. Are we now on the cusp of technical documents embracing mobile devices?

 

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