Posted by Rebecca Blake on July 18, 2013
The New York Chapter Summer of Fonts is a three-month series of presentations by leading typographers and designers. The 2013 series kicks off on Thursday, July 25 with designer Karl Heine speaking on Putting your Best Face Forward – Why type matters: the inside protocol for self-promotion and marketing. Non-members who join the Guild are invited to attend all three Summer of Fonts events for free. If you’re interested in taking advantage of this offer, contact the chapter administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Rebecca Blake on July 05, 2013
On June 28th, the Copyright Office amended its regulations to offer a new electronic registration option called the “single application.” The intention is to provide a simplified application process for individual author claimants to register a single work (not made for hire) for the same price as the standard application, $35. The option is offered on an interim basis, and the Office in inviting public comment, due August 28th.
Posted by Rebecca Blake on June 26, 2013
The History of Typography is a charming stop-motion animation created by designer Ben Barrett-Forrest. The animation is a labor of love, requiring 140 hours of work incorporating 291 cut-paper letters and 2,454 photographs.
Posted by Rebecca Blake on June 25, 2013
Recently ArtLawJournal published an article highlighting the rampant copyright infringement which is being reported on the craft- and vintage-goods site, Etsy. ArtLawJournal identifies three key factors permitting the infringement: the participation of China-based factories in creating the goods, without any licensing oversight; the position of Etsy as a media distributor, with little responsibility in preventing copyright infringement beyond responding to DMCA requests; and the existence of popular Etsy shops which resell goods bought from wholesale online sites which often feature pirated or infringing goods.
Posted by Rebecca Blake on June 24, 2013
Canadian poet Shane Koyczan's spoken word poem, To This Day, is a moving recount of the pain and isolation bullying causes. Shane partnered with animation studio Giant Ant in Vancouver to create a collaborative animation of the poem, incorporating the work of 86 artists. Their recently released a free iPad app features multiple versions of the animation (in English, French, and Spanish), and tools to permit users to record their own version of the poem.