Author Archives: Dave Crossland

2013 Flock To Fedora

These are live blog notes from the Flock to Fedora event, held at Charleston University South Carolina, USA. http://flocktofedora.org/ Usual disclaimer for live blogging: These are informal notes taken by me, Dave Crossland, at the event, and may or may not be similar to what was said by the people who spoke on these topics. […]

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RoboFab Workshop, NYC

These are live blog notes from the RoboFont workshop by Frederik Berlaen and Andy Clymer, held at Cooper Union in New York City. http://coopertype.org/curriculum/workshops/robofont Usual disclaimer for live blogging: These are informal notes taken by me, Dave Crossland, at the event, and may or may not be similar to what was said by the people […]

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Why type is unlike general graphic design

Talking with Simon Egli this week, he made an interesting point: Type design is about making forms for other people to use. This is unlike general graphic design, which feel odd when re-used, re-purposed. People feel upset at such plagiarism. But type is made to be re-used and re-purposed. So its natural to desire freedom […]

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Frank Blokland: Harmonics, Patterns and Dynamics

These are live blog notes from http://www.tagderschrift.org/ held in Zurich Usual disclaimer for live blogging: These are informal notes taken by Dave Crossland at the event, and may or may not be similar to what was said by the people who spoke on these topics. Probably if something here is incorrect it is because Dave […]

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Tom Lord on Evgeny Morozov’s recent work

My buddy Tom Lord made an interesting comment on Facebook and I’m reposting here as I might want to refer back to it later: Thomas Lord: Morozov’s self-awareness; he tweets: << Me: The “Emperor” wears no clothes! “The Emperor”: But have you done anything useful to say that? And doesn’t it serve us well to […]

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Live Blog from LGM 2013

These are live blog notes from the Libre Graphics Meeting 2013 held in Madrid Spain. Usual disclaimer for live blogging: These are informal notes taken by Dave Crossland at the event, and may or may not be similar to what was said by the people who spoke on these topics. Probably if something here is […]

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Copyleft Negocios (Spanish translation of Copyleft Business)

Por Dave Crossland, traducido por Pablo Cosgaya. Publicado en LibreGraphics 1.2. Copyleft tiene una reputación temible entre la gente de negocios, pues ellos a menudo no entienden de qué se trata. El copyright es fácil de entender: trata sobre cuáles son las restricciones y las libertades que tienes para utilizar y redistribuir una obra. Copyleft […]

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Media Places 2012 Live Blog

These are live blog notes from the 2012 Media Places Conference in Umeå, Sweden, 5-6-7th December 2012. Usual disclaimer for live blogging: These are informal notes taken by Dave Crossland at the event, and may, or may not, be similar to what was said by the people who spoke on these topics. Probably if something […]

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New Workshops: Kyiv & Lviv, Ukraine, December 2012

Last week I was contacted by Alexei Vanyashin (an expert in Latin and Cyrillic type design. Originally from Moscow, Russia) about doing some type design workhops in the Ukraine with Octavio Pardo, one of my co-instructors at the very first Crafting Type event in August. We’re now set to run 4 events there in the […]

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Unicode Conference 36: Day 2

These are live blog notes from the 2012 Unicode Conference in Santa Clara, California, 23rd October 2012. Usual disclaimer for live blogging: These are informal notes taken by Dave Crossland at the event, and may or may not be similar to what was said by the people who spoke on these topics. Probably if something […]

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