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Mar
23
comment Help on sourcing a print run? #gangRun ?
@Matt I think there's a legit question in there - "Is it a gangrun print job I'm looking for where X # of images are all placed on a larger printing sheet & then only printed X times" - looking for the type of print job for a short print run like this
Feb
28
comment I can never settle on an idea- advice needed?
One word answer: deadlines. If you don't have one, impose one.
Feb
27
comment What generic icon could be used to symbolize a brand (McDonalds, Apple, etc..)?
Ah! Yeah, that's a pretty good suggestion. Why not suggest it as an answer?
Feb
27
comment What generic icon could be used to symbolize a brand (McDonalds, Apple, etc..)?
It's a (B) instead of an ® since using an ® for something that's not a genuine registered trademark is illegal in some countries. The two circles probably is a bit too close to Mastercard... it's just an example.
Feb
24
comment What the font used for this old warehouse sign?
If it's a physical sign from the 1930s it's quite likely that it's not a typeface that has a digital font you can get - but those As are very distinctive, there might be an art deco sans serif that is very similar
Feb
24
comment Is this bad kerning, or is there a space missing?
For "what to implement" you'll need to tell us in what this text is. Is it on web, an app, in something like InDesign or Photoshop, etc? Or is it just pixels in an image file like a PNG or GIF?
Feb
24
comment Examples of “square” fonts
Sure, that's why I said "Related (not identical)". Perfectly square fonts are very very rare. You can find near-square fonts by choosing wide fonts on a site that lets you filter by width (Typekit is one example, but that only covers Adobe's font library). Are you looking for perfectly square characters (in which case you'll also need to limit to monospaced fonts), or just near-square?
Feb
24
comment Examples of “square” fonts
Related (not identical): Name for type that has the same width and height
Feb
24
comment Structured pattern, random elements in Illustrator
If you can summarise the key points of that article (use a grid, setting up the pattern, etc) that'd make a really good, useful answer that'll still be useful if that link goes down.
Feb
24
comment Recreate a 3D rotating prism effect in a web browser
Much better after the edit! Talking of rotating cubes, I can't help being reminded of this question... (it's not the same thing, but it does make me smile... I hope something like that is not what you're aiming for!)
Feb
24
comment How to create mockup like this?
These particular ones look like photos. If they're not, they're probably made in more specialist 3D software (though just taking photos would be so much easier, cheaper and more realistic...). If you're interested in putting 2D designs on 3D mockups, check out graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/20597/… and the questions it links to
Feb
23
comment Why is it so customary to put a picture in center of a QR Code in China?
The barrier is called "actually buying the movie"...
Feb
23
comment Why is it so customary to put a picture in center of a QR Code in China?
I guess an example would be - if you had a QR code on a poster advertising a film out on DVD, if the QR code contained a 'play' icon you'd understand that it'll play a trailer, if it contains a shopping cart icon you'll understand it'll take you to buy the DVD, etc?
Feb
20
comment In a sentence ending with a bold or italicised word, does the period need to be bold/italicised too?
This is what I do. To me, "Are we really in Bradford?" reads differently to "Are we really in Bradford?" - the former is really pushing for a direct answer, the latter is musing on the idea of being in Bradford.
Feb
20
comment In a sentence ending with a bold or italicised word, does the period need to be bold/italicised too?
"analphabetic symbols" sound painful...
Feb
19
comment Web page animation vs. adding simple sound
While I'm sure it's possible, unexpected sound and Flash are two of the most unpopular things you can add to a web page... For sound, if your user is in a room with a sleeping baby/partner, or a quiet public building like a college library or cafe, or an office, the moment they hear sound they weren't expecting from your page they'll close the tab and never come back. For Flash, no modern mobile/tablet browsers support flash well, and even many desktop browsers give a "Do you want to activate this plugin" warning. Don't do it! Or at least, have it off by default and let people turn it on.
Feb
19
comment In a sentence ending with a bold or italicised word, does the period need to be bold/italicised too?
It's great that this answer has a clear reference, but it doesn't yet answer the question: how would it apply to this sentance? Or this one. These don't contain nesting; so it's not yet clear how this rule applies...
Feb
19
comment A free font replacement for Bliss
@Jongware looks good, and Open Sans is as unrestricted as a font gets, I'd put that as an answer
Feb
19
comment What is the best practice for laying out and exporting custom icons from AI?
+1 multiexporter is great. One thing to be aware of with MultiExporter is that you MUST give your artboards names, else it won't export them. More info. The plus side is, when you do give them names, these are used in the exported images' filenames, which is very handy.
Feb
19
comment Tools for creating and exporting a LOT of icons?
If you're using Illustrator, I strongly recommend the MultiExporter script, more info at What is the best practice for laying out and exporting custom icons from AI? If you're not, I'd recommend using Illustrator with the MultiExporter script...