Tag Archives: Blognosticator

I’m sick @ tired of symbols being used in prose & running text

In addition to hearing professional news announcers use singular verbs with plural nouns (There’s thousands of reasons to do this…), which makes me very grumpy, I often see symbols like @ and & used in running text. This is offensive … Continue reading

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I have a preposition for you!

Prepositions are parts of speech that declare where, and when, and they are important to proper language. Typographers have a responsibility to place prepositions where they belong, and not to hang them at the end of lines. I often see … Continue reading

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A pretty good argument for using ProPhoto RGB as your working color space

Photographers discovered 20 years ago that sRGB is a really bad color space for professional photography. So we all changed to Adobe RGB 1998. The reasons for doing so are important: Adobe RGB has a larger overall gamut, and conversion … Continue reading

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Making indentations more attractive

As I mentioned in my last article, I believe that one should either indent, or space-after paragraphs in running text. Not both. And, when using a common indentation to create visual cues for the reader, I believe that you should … Continue reading

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Coloration has nothing to do with color in typography

This is my third essay on Typographic Discipline. You can read the previous edition here. The word “color” or “coloration” is a term used to describe the texture of typography – its visual impact as a block of copy. It … Continue reading

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Introducing Typographic Discipline

After taking several months off from blogging, I am back with a new special column called Typographic Discipline. In the coming months I will be writing and illustrating essays that describe how to create excellent typography. I feel that this … Continue reading

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Repatriation of the Blognosticator

After spending five months in Germany, teaching, learning, and exploring the region, we have returned to the U.S.A. It was a wonderful experience, one that I would repeat anytime if I could. During this time I was an employee of … Continue reading

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Photographing the portrait-in-stone

  In April, my students and I visited the Landesamt für Digitalisierung Breitband und Vermessung in Munich (Read that story here). In English, this is the state office of digitization, broadband and surveying. Among the things they do is to … Continue reading

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250,000 readers as of this morning!

This morning, almost exactly six years after my first blog on the Blognosticator, the site has received its 250,000th visitor. Thank you! I began writing blogs for Graphic Arts Monthly magazine in 2008, and the blog grew at that publication … Continue reading

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Unwrapping the light fantastic

Part 3 in a series on panoramic and slit-scan photography In my recent blogs I have discussed how a mechanical panoramic camera works, and how a photo-finish camera works. Today I would like to turn the tables, so to speak, … Continue reading

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