Is Ysobel an elegant enigma?

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[Alyson Kuhn] The Ysobel (pronounced Isabelle) typeface family is a recent release from Monotype Imaging. It has caught my fancy not only because I think it’s pretty, but also because it’s designed primarily for setting text in newspapers and magazines. Print publications: Love them.

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p.s. Van Gogh letters go to London

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[Alyson Kuhn] I am delighted that in the new decade, old letters are getting a lot of attention. The Real Van Gogh: The Artist and His Letters opened Jan. 23 at The Royal Academy of Arts in London. The exhibition focuses on the artist’s correspondence, presenting 35 rarely exhibited original letters. Van Gogh was truly a man of letters, a huge letter-writer and a voracious reader.

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So Noted: Valentine contests breaking out all over

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[Tom Biederbeck] Who knew Valentine’s Day needed this much help? On the heels of our recent post about a Valentine’s Day makeover challenge is this news: The Genesee Center for the Arts and Education is posing its own Valentine’s Day card challen

ge and exhibit.

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So Noted: James Beard Award for your restaurant design?

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[Noreen Morioka] What makes a restaurant experience even better than tons of buttery sauces? You’ve guessed it: great restaurant design work! The submission deadline for the James Beard Awards for Restaurant Design and Graphics has been extended until Feb. 2nd for Felt & Wire readers.

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Power of community = powerful calendar

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[Suzanne McKenzie] I want to share a personal story with you about the power of collaboration. For me, this story highlights the impact of working together and the caliber of professionals that make up our AIGA community.

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Our toast to thermography

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[Alyson Kuhn] I learned to love “thermo” when I worked at Dickson’s, Inc., in Atlanta from 1990 to 1994. Rather than show you examples from my robust archives, we’re illustrating this post with a few 21st-century thermo projects from Dickson’s — examples that happily allow us to continue our wine theme.

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