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Picasso was touring an elementary school and viewing the artwork the children had on display. He was amazed at how good it all was. He asked the teacher... "What are you teaching these children such that they are all fantastic artists?" To which, the teacher replied, "I simply know when to take things away from them." At some point, experience ...


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There is no standard definition of "Pro" or "Expert" fonts. It was a term that started in the early 2000's when many foundries updated their fonts to include a wider character range and OpenType features. However there was no consensus between foundries on which character set or which features constituted an expert font, so currently the term means generally ...


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If I like 2 solutions for the same thing, I will eventually just pick one and move forward. I will rarely consult with the client in a situation like this to avoid generating new ideas. Whatever I've picked, I will know it was good anyway. I step back and look at the same thing again in a few days and make changes if possible. This is particularly easy in ...


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You've probably read about commercial typefaces (as opposed to free fonts), which generally can include: more weights grouped into families (eg. not just bold and regular) more glyphs (eg. extended language sets, russian, german, french, asian sets) specialized glyphs (eg. math symbols, icons) ligatures (eg. google this) better kerning and optical ...


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I have to agree with Scott about the fresh eyes. However, I usually ask a friend or family member for an opinion. They don't know anything about design, and I don't always agree with their opinion, but I find this usually pushes me into making a decision. If I agree with them I feel good going in that direction, and when I don't, their opinion sort of makes ...


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