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Boy, I Sure Have Been Pronouncing Futura Wrong

Here’s a list of European typefaces with accompanying European soundbites pronouncing them. http://opentype.info/blog/2013/08/01/the-pronunciation-of-european-typefaces/ Advertisements

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#FinalPrintIssue

A perfectly fitting cover for Newsweek’s final cover. Using the Hashtag not only explains why, but also sums it up in Twitter-style (most efficient use of characters.) http://mashable.com/2012/12/23/newsweek-final-cover/

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History:Retouched

As a Photography student that learned the craft during the beginning stages of Digital, I was still taught the original techniques used to retouch by hand.  Beyond the exposure manipulation of “dodging/burning” prints and “pushing/pulling” film, I learned how to … Continue reading

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State Fair Of Texas’ Mascot, “Big Tex” Up In Flames

Today, the 60 year old mascot of The State Fair Of Texas, Big Tex, caught fire. ticket photo by Cyndi Long      “Big & Bright.”  Boy, were they right.   The State Fair has been running a weekly photo contest. I’m … Continue reading

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B&W 35″ x 35″ Contact Print With Complete Dynamic Range? YES.

Spectral Instruments, based in Arizona, just announced a new toy digital back.  Don’t get too excited- it’s just a prototype and only captures in B&W.  Timely announcement, just days after Leica announced their monochrome digital camera. (Gives me a vision … Continue reading

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Visual History of the Microphone

I’m loving these old photos.  This technology still blows me away. http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2011/01/birth-of-the-microphone?pid=574&viewall=true

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Google Challenges Advertising Old-Timers To Recreate Their Famous Ads For Today

Google’s Project Re Brief I LOVE the respect the Google folks are giving the older ad peeps, and the insight into both processes. Watch the project’s introductory trailer- Watch the Coca-Cola Hilltop Re-Do

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