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With the rapid release of software and technology many find themselves unaware of advances in type manipulation and design. In this session, you’ll learn practical tips for achieving consistently ...

With the rapid release of software and technology many find themselves unaware of advances in type manipulation and design. In this session, you’ll learn practical tips for achieving consistently beautiful typography. We’ll cover topics such as type related preferences and workspace settings, selecting and manipulating typefaces, the proper use of white space and break characters, using special glyphs and ligatures, using the story editor, every type of style that you can imagine, plus tips and much more.

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  • BEAUTIFULTypography@ jamesfritztwitter tips for InDesign, Photoshop and more…
  • New Doc/PrefsWorkspaceShortcutsImportant Preferences
  • Moving TypeFitting/TreadingMetrics/OpticalSpacingAlignmentListsSpan/SplitColumns
  • Overset Text An American, instead of going in a leisure hour to dance merrily at some place of public resort, as the fel- lows of his class continue to do throughout the great- er part of Europe, shuts himself up at home to drink. He thus enjoys two pleasures; he can go on thinking of his business and can get drunk decently by his own
  • Metrics vs. Optical Typography METRICS (default)
  • Metrics vs. Optical Sun, Sea, and Sand Metrics Kerning Sun, Sea, and Sand Optical Kerning
  • Spacing Default Spacing An American, instead of going in a leisure hour to dance merrily at some place of public resort, as the fellows of his class continue to do throughout the greater part of Europe, shuts himself up at home to drink. He thus en- joys two pleasures; he can go on thinking of his business and can get drunk decently by his own fireside. Default Spacing with Tracking An American, instead of going in a leisure hour to dance merrily at some place of public resort, as the fellows of his class continue to do throughout the greater part of Europe, shuts himself up at home to drink. He thus enjoys two pleasures; he can go on thinking of his business and can get drunk decently by his own fireside. Adjusted Word Spacing and Letter Spacing An American, instead of going in a leisure hour to dance decrease word space: opt+cmd+delete increase word space: opt+cmd+ merrily at some place of public resort, as the fellows of his class continue to do throughout the greater part of Europe, shuts himself up at home to drink. He thus enjoys two pleasures; he can go on thinking of his business and can get drunk decently by his own fireside.
  • Spacing An American, instead of going in a leisure hour to dance merrily at some place of public resort, as the fellows of his class continue to do throughout the greater part of Europe, shuts himself up at home to drink. He thus enjoys two pleasures; he can go on thinking of his business and can get drunk decently by his own fireside.
  • H & J’s Control H/J The Magazine Group adopts Adobe InDesign The Magazine Group adopts Adobe InDesign software and the Adobe Creative Suite to help software and the Adobe Creative Suite to help its clients cut through marketing clutter while its clients cut through marketing clutter while reducing production time by one-third. Com- reducing production time by one-third. Com- panies and associations today are tapping con- panies and associations today are tapping con- sumers’ fondness for magazines as a way of sumers’ fondness for magazines as a way of cutting through the media clutter to increase cutting through the media clutter to increase brand awareness and loyalty among members. brand awareness and loyalty among members. The result is a growing industry — custom The result is a growing industry — custom magazine publishing — that’s offering more so- magazine publishing — that’s offering more so- phisticated products than ever before. phisticated products than ever before. Cutting through media clutter calls for excep- Cutting through media clutter calls for excep- tional design, so it’s no surprise that TMG de- tional design, so it’s no surprise that TMG de- signers and art directors have won numerous signers and art directors have won numerous industry awards for design and publishing. industry awards for design and publishing. In November 2004, for example, at the Folio: In November 2004, for example, at the Folio: Show in New York City, TMG won 13 Ozzie Show in New York City, TMG won 13 Ozzie Awards, including 4 gold and 7 silver; later that Awards, including 4 gold and 7 silver; later that month, the firm received 8 Pearl Awards from month, the firm received 8 Pearl Awards from the Custom Publishing Council, including 2 the Custom Publishing Council, including 2 gold and 2 silver. gold and 2 silver. “InDesign® CS is a major advance over other “InDesign® CS is a major advance over other page layout options, especially because of its page layout options, especially because of its strengths in multilingual and cross-media strengths in multilingual and cross-media publishing. These are important considerations publishing. These are important considerations because we publish in a variety of languages because we publish in a variety of languages and reuse content on the web,” says Richard and reuse content on the web,” says Richard Creighton, principal and founder of The Maga- Creighton, principal and founder of The Maga- zine Group. zine Group.
  • Indents Not Hanging “Life is what happens while you’re making other plans.” — John Lennon Hanging “ ife is what happens while L you’re making other plans.” — John Lennon
  • Drop Cap Alignment I t was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way — in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superla- tive degree of comparison only.
  • Lists A bullet point is supposed to be a short sum- mation of the key point that you want to make. It should not reveal all you know about the idea, or there is nothing left for you to say. For each idea you want to convey, consider what the key point is and put that as a bul- let point. Then add to the bullet point by the words that you speak during the presentation. A bullet point is not a sentence, but should reveal the key idea. Each bullet point starts with either a verb or a noun – a verb is more action oriented and is usually preferred. If using verbs they are all in the same tense – the most common is the present tense with the past tense being the next most common. The use of capitalization is the same in each bullet point – usually the first letter of the first word is capitalized and the rest of the words are in lower case unless it is a proper name.
  • Span/Split Columns I thought the bike lane that skirts the northern edge of the park. Part of the bike-sharing program’s popularity is that Meridien light drizzle on has invested heavily in creating dedicated cycling paths to accompany the thousands of new bikes on the streets. We rush past the pastiche of architectural styles and eras this crisp fall that characterize Meridien’s eclectic urbanism, some- thing Alexis has made a career of celebrating. “A real city day might be a is never homogenous,” she remarks. One of Meridien’s urban success stories is the rejuve- deterrent nation of the Old Town district. Just five years ago, the area’s cobblestone streets were strewn with trash and We were here not to tour the subway station, though, drug paraphernalia. The city’s homeless would congre- but to pick up our transportation for the long ride ahead. gate here, and the historical buildings, some dating back And, no, we weren’t taking the tube. (“It’s not going to be to the 18th century, were primarily abandoned. But with that hard a ride,” Alexis emailed me earlier in the week, the election of Mayor Pierre H. in 2006, the government “Meridien’s flatter than you think. Especially if you know allocated funds for a renewal project that provided new the secret routes.”) Meridien has its own bike-sharing businesses and nonprofits with startup funding to reno- program that has become increasingly popular with the vate and occupy these empty structures. Before long, locals, especially now with hundreds of bike drop-off/ artists were occupying the upper floors, and boutiques, pickup stations scattered across the city. galleries, and cafés began to spring up to fit their life- styles. Combine this with more robust social service THINGS TO TAKE ON A programs that provided housing and drug counseling MERIDIEN BIKE RIDE programs, and the area underwent a speedy, remarkable •  Camera renaissance to become a thriving urban community. •  Gloves •  Mobile phone Cobblestones, gentrification •  $10 in cash •  Credit card and local produce The bumpy roads result in a precarious ride that makes •  Instant patch steering the bikes in a straight line virtually impossible. •  Sunscreen Luckily, auto traffic is mostly banned from Old Town, •  Sketchbook making it a favorite destination for those who disdain •  Street Map cars and much safer for our own clumsy veering. We •  GPS stop in front of Frugal Grounds, an airy café/gallery/per- •  Bike helmet formance space hybrid that was one of Old Town’s first •  Sunglasses new businesses, to meet Scott G., Meridien’s supervi- •  Jacket sor of urban renewal. He, too, arrives on a HUB bicycle, •  Hip flask... stylishly dressed for the weather in a medium-length One swipe of your credit or debit card and you’re off to Nehru-style jacket and knit cap, the ensemble nicely the races. Amazingly, the program has reduced traffic in complemented by a pair of stylish spectacles and a worn the city center almost 50%, even in the chilly winter. leather shoulder bag. We grab our bikes and zoom across the street to the “There are some hard-core purists who dismiss this
  • Advanced Span/Split Inspections Vary Widely for Publicly Owned Buildings Major buildings not yet assessed include the County Correctional Facili- By Larry Sandler and Steve Schultze of the Journal Sentinel ty-South in Franklin, Mitchell International Airport, the Milwaukee Pub- Hundreds of publicly owned buildings in Milwaukee are being inspected lic Museum and the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The Safety less frequently, and in some cases less rigorously, than their private-sector Building is slated for inspection next year. counterparts. Funding for county building inspections faded over the last decade, as That includes Milwaukee County’s lakefront O’Donnell Park parking financial pressures grew, said Supervisor John Weishan Jr. garage, where a 13-ton façade panel fell off last month, killing a teenager “This is the five-year plan that’s taken 15 years to do,” Weishan said, call- and injuring two other people. The county has no overall policy for in- ing the program “mediocre at best.” With cuts in other areas, it has been specting its own buildings, and all money for building inspections was cut difficult winning support for building inspections, he said. out of the last two county budgets, officials said. In a few cases, public-sector inspections are more frequent than for By state law and city ordinance, Milwaukee city building inspectors ex- private-sector buildings, agency representatives say. All of Milwaukee’s amine every private-sector commercial and nonprofit building within the public housing units are inspected at least twice a year, once by city Hous- city limits every year, said Todd Weiler, spokesman for the city Depart- ing Authority managers and engineers and by inspectors hired by the ment of Neighborhood Services. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The state Health But no consistent standard controls inspections of buildings owned by Services Department also inspects its buildings twice a year. taxpayers. That leaves the local, state and federal governments to decide Annual inspections are the rule for the 13 Milwaukee Police Department how - and if - to inspect their own structures. buildings and for the 35 Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District build- Buildings that need repair ings in the city, officials say. The city Department of Public Works inspects Courthouse some of its 92 buildings every year, so that all buildings are inspected Schools every four or five years, and all of its parking garages are inspected every Jails two years, said Venu Gupta, city buildings and fleet superintendent. Churches City Hall Firehouse Police Bus Stop Outhouse Within county government, major departments are responsible for main- taining their buildings, said Greg High, director of the county’s architec- tural and engineering division. A countywide building inspection initiative was launched in the late 1990s, aimed at assessing the condition of all county buildings and devel- oping a database that can be regularly updated. Vanderweil Facility Advi- sors of Boston was hired to oversee the project. So far, about two-thirds of the county’s buildings have been assessed, or given a detailed inspection, High said. About $150,000 a year was set aside for inspections for several years, he said. But that figure was zeroed out for the past two years. “All I can say is we didn’t have the budget money to continue to do the as- sessments,” High said. He is requesting $1.5 million for 2011 to complete the assessments. County Executive Scott Walker said Friday the request made sense, but he Inspectors began examining county buildings today at the Milwaukee County did not explicitly commit to include the sum in his budget for next year. Transit’s Fond du Lac Ave. bus garage Tuesday. He said he was satisfied with the pace of building assessments.
  • Column Width “B eing an artist these days, people tend to latch onto you. It’s a cult of personal- the new Times Square, with its squeaky clean streets and Good Morning, America crowd. Or maybe he’s just an artist felt like being alive. Not just the sensual but the visceral. And to be happy about it. I’m not the kind of artist that year, I completed a set of drip paintings [titled Seaward Exit: Brighton Beach] and it really freed me up to do more, I ity.” He laughs. “Maybe it’s with a more solid constitution. believes in the merits of suffer- would say, languid work. And the hair.” Not that a lack of demons ing,” Palmer laughs. Palmer’s I’m getting older. There’s only Palmer is quite the icon. I has affected his art. His always laughing, at least in so long that you can do that saw him most recently in the paintings have both liquid- the time we’ve spent together. kind of young, hotheaded last Sunday Times, exiting the ity and punch, kind of like And drunken at least a gallon stuff.” annual Costume Institute being knocked down and of sweetened green tea. Palmer is turning 30 Gala Met Ball with a pretty tumbled over by a powerful “I did literally live on this this year; he can no longer girl on his arm and that effer- wave. Trying to hang onto stuff at Roux. Tea fueled all- rely on the notoriety that vescent, Polidenture smile on the conviction that you’re an nighters! Not very debauched, comes with being a so-called his face. He’s the kind of celeb- adult now, you’re not going to I know, but true.’ “Wunderkind.” And he seems rity unique to New York: an drown. At worst you’ll emerge ‘During my first year, I had to have realized this on his artist, an intellectual, a painter with some scrapes and spitting been messing around with own, putting motions in of all things. And unlike say salty water. Yeah, that kind of inks, Sumi inks and block- place years ago that would Warhol or Pollock or Basquiat, a punch. wash techniques, combined lead him away from the artists we consider endemic His work has been called with the tag style I was seeing camps of contemporaries like to New York, he doesn’t seem “explosive,” “timely,” and, on the streets. It was very car- Shepard Fairy and Banksy, a the least bit gritty, damaged, memorably, “Prozac-ian.” toony and figurative. Over the style expressed via nouveau or addled. Maybe he’s from “I wanted to create art that years, the style has become résistance paste-ups and a different time. The era of reminded people of what it more and more abstract. Last stencils. Palmer’s early work
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  • Eye Dropper Munich Germany Climate Origin and Middle Ages M unich has a continental climate, strongly The year 1158 is assumed to be the foundation date, modified by the proximity of the Alps. The which is only the earliest date the city is mentioned city’s altitude and proximity to the northern edge of in a document. By that time the Guelph Henry the Alps mean that precipitation is rather high. Rain the Lion, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria, had built storms often come violently and unexpectedly. The a bridge over the river Isar next to a settlement of range of temperature between day and night or sum- Benedictine monks. mer and winter can be extreme. A warm downwind Almost two decades later in 1175 Munich was of- from the Alps (Föhn) can change the temperatures ficially granted city status and received fortification. completely within a few hours, even in the winter. In 1180, with the trial of Henry the Lion, Otto I Winters last from December to March. Munich ex- Wittelsbach became Duke of Bavaria and Munich periences rather cold winters, but heavy rainfall is was handed over to the bishop of Freising. Otto’s rarely seen in the winter. The coldest month is Janu- heirs, the Wittelsbach dynasty would rule Bavaria ary with an average temperature of -2  °C (28  °F). until 1918. In 1240 Munich itself was transferred Snow cover is seen for at least a couple of weeks to Otto II Wittelsbach and in 1255, when the duke- during winter. Summers in Munich city are fairly dom of Bavaria was split in two, Munich became warm with average temperature of 19 °C (65 °F) in the ducal residence of Upper Bavaria. the hottest month of July. The summers last from May until September. Duke Louis IV was elected German king in 1314 and crowned as Holy Roman Emperor in 1328. He strengthened the city’s position by granting it the salt monopoly, thus assuring it of additional income. In the late 15th century Munich underwent a revival of gothic arts - the Old Town Hall was enlarged, and a new cathedral - the Frauenkirche - constructed within only twenty years, starting in 1468.
  • Character & Paragraph StylesThe methods used to make tea have blend. Interestingly, the last few yearsremained nearly unchanged for thou- have seen a number of speciality teasands of years, owing in no small part bags available containing finer teas, A Tradition of Teato the delicate nature of the tea plant creating a developing market to keepand its leaves. A large tea estate will one’s eye on.typically employ hundreds of work- Tea Typesers to hand pluck tea leaves, each with Green Snow Dragon: A mild, mini-a large basket slung over her back to mally oxidized form of tea derivedcollect the tea. Plucking is a skilled art, from twigs and old leaves, harvestedand each plucker is paid not only by from the dormant tea plant and dry-the weight of the leaves gathered but roasted.also the quality. Flavored Jasmine: The best knownFermentation of the ”scented” variations on greenAfter the tea is plucked, it’s processed tea. Scented teas are made by blend-in a variety of different ways in order ing flowers and petals with oolong andto make different kinds of teas. De- green teas. Jasmine, a mix of green teapending on how long the tea is allowed and fresh jasmine flowers, is consid-to oxidize (or ferment), the taste can ered to have health benefits superior tovary greatly. Green teas are completely straight green tea. Studies have shownunfermented, preserving the tea’s natu- that jasmine tea works to reduce cho-ral color and taste. Oolong tea is only lesterol.allowed to ferment for a short period Oolong Phoenix Bird: Oolong gets itsof time, while black teas are fermented name from the region in Taiwan it wasfor a day or longer. This simple process first developed. Translated, it meansyields flavors which vary greatly, from ”black dragon” or ”black snake”. Itvegetative greens to the fruited flavors contains more caffeine than green teas,of black teas, and everything imagin- but less than black, and similar levelsable in between. of anti-oxidants. The heightened levelsTea Bags of Polyphenol in oolong tea are effec- Undoubtedly the most common tive in activating enzymes that controlmethod for making tea is the tea bag. obesity.First sold by New York merchant Black Assam: Black tea is generally theThomas Sullivan in 1904, the earliest The rolling hills of the Oolong tea region flower before they are hand-plucked into large baskets for fermentaion most heavily oxidized class of teas, re-tea bags were made of hand-stitched sulting in stronger flavors and relativelysilk. Today’s tea bags are mechanically bag; the tea from the neighborhood After the tea is plucked, it’s processed allowed to ferment for a short period tea is the tea bag. First sold by New high levels of caffeine. It also preservesproduced and utilize paper instead supermarket is most likely a cheap in a variety of different ways in order of time, while black teas are fermented York merchant Thomas Sullivan in particularly well, lasting years whereof silk offering, a wide array of tea blend. Interestingly, the last few years to make different kinds of teas. De- for a day or longer. This simple pro- 1904, the earliest tea bags were made green teas tend lose flavor in onlybags to the consumer. Traditional tea have seen a number of speciality tea pending on how long the tea is allowed cess yields flavors which vary greatly, of hand-stitched silk. Today’s tea bags months. Known in China primarilybags are square, for example, while bags available containing finer teas, are mechanically produced and utilize as ”red tea”, mirroring the color of thelately some companies have started creating a developing market to keep paper instead of silk offering, a wide liquid as opposed to that of the leafproducing round tea bags. Another A large tea estate will typically employ hundreds of workers to hand pluck one’s eye on. The methods used un- array of tea bags to the consumer.popular variant on an old tradition tea leaves, each with a large basket slung over her back to collect the tea. changed for thousands of years, owing Most connoisseurs prefer to purchaseare the brown, unbleached tea bags. in no small part to the delicate nature their tea in loose leaf form and steep itMost connoisseurs prefer to purchase of the tea plant and its leaves. Pluck- to oxidize (or ferment), the taste can from vegetative greens to the fruited manually. This is likely due to greatertheir tea in loose leaf form and steep it ing is a skilled art, and each plucker vary greatly. Green teas are completely flavors of black teas, and everything availability of finer teas outside themanually. This is likely due to greater is paid not only by the weight of the unfermented, preserving the tea’s natu- imaginable in between. Undoubtedly bag; the tea from the neighborhoodavailability of finer teas outside the leaves gathered but also the quality. ral color and taste. Oolong tea is only the most common method for making supermarket is most likely a cheap
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