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Apr
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comment How can I describe the font I am looking for or looking at?
Absolutely - I went 100% for a beginner-friendly answer reasoning that we've got lots of people better able than me to add the history and detail!
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answered How can I describe the font I am looking for or looking at?
Apr
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comment I'm looking for this gothic / blackletter font (or a very similar one)
@gilezajner Also look for blackletter fonts, and on sites that use tags, try medieval
Apr
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comment How do I map Illustrator artwork on a sphere?
Yeah, I'm very glad I don't need to actually do this! If I had to, I might hang the sphere from a string (so it's 100% vertical) then use a light, spirit level and ruler to cast 100% horizontal and vertical shadows on it, then draw across those with something like an ink brush or graphic pen that needs no pressure to make a mark
Apr
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comment How do I map Illustrator artwork on a sphere?
+1 never come across the term "UV Unwrapping" before - is it the industry standard term for this?
Apr
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comment How do I map Illustrator artwork on a sphere?
Indeed! And it's also an approach to working with map projections that doesn't require doing any specialist mathematics or engineering knowledge (and the 'unfolding grid lines' version doesn't require pressing buttons to use someone else's mathematics or engineering)
Apr
7
comment What factors make a campaign go viral?
It's a very difficult question by the way so it might not get a good answer immediately. In the mean time design/business/tech mag Fast Co has written some decent articles on the topic, though more from a news/writing perspective. Here's one that links to many of the others.
Apr
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comment How do I map Illustrator artwork on a sphere?
The references to cartographic map projection techniques (mathematics) and ball-making machines (engineering) - relevant and interesting, but sometimes when people see high tech solutions like those they become intimidated to try low-tech approaches.
Apr
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comment What factors make a campaign go viral?
No problem, I just wanted to make sure I'd understood the problem properly! I've edited the question slightly to make it clearer what sort of general info you're asking for
Apr
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comment How do I map Illustrator artwork on a sphere?
True, but just because a problem can be solved with heavy-duty mathematics or engineering, doesn't always mean there's not a simpler way. Often the mathematics or engineering is itself a way of automating what was originally a simple or intuitive process (e.g. isn't Mercator essentially a mathematical version of putting a candle inside a globe, putting a paper cylinder around the globe then tracing the shadows of the country outlines on the paper?)
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comment How do I map Illustrator artwork on a sphere?
No idea, but I'd guess they ignored the second paragraph and just thought "you can't just easily do that in Inkscape/Illustrator"
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revised What factors make a campaign go viral?
Drawing out the general question
Apr
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comment What factors make a campaign go viral?
So you're looking for ideas for a viral ad campaign which will attract the attention of coders and will go viral in the PHP community? If that's right, we don't do project-specific brainstorming, it's too much like free work, but you could edit the question to be more about general info and knowledge e.g. what are the key ingredients to an ad campaign going viral in a particular demographic like coders.
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Apr
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comment Why are Apple Macs used so much in the graphic design industry?
I think Macs did have one advantage in the early 2000s - they were the first to only crash one application at a time. PC designers could have a doc's layout open in InDesign, placed graphics open in Illustrator, edited photos open in Photoshop, then they'd open a Word doc to copy some text, Word would crash bringing everything else down with it, and they'd lose all their recent work in everything. Then Windows sorted that out (can't remember which version), and the differences have been tiny ever since.