Inkling by Wacom

I got an old Wacom graphire2 that I haven’t been utilizing that much since I seldom do graphic work anymore. But I’ve recently been teaching my daughter on how to use Adobe Illustrator. Saw this new product from Wacom, amazing technology jump on how to interact with drawings to be vector images which makes me want to fall in love with drawing again.

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Free Toyota iQ Font

Have you ever thought about using fonts as a viral tool for marketing your new product? Well apparently in Belguim, Toyota did. They released a new car called Toyota iQ which is a compact car, hired a couple of designers to do the typeface and a pro racecar driver. Had the driver spin the car around in letter patterns.
Check out this video:

iQ font – When driving becomes writing / Full making of from wireless on Vimeo.

Well I like the idea, by me posting this vid and sharing it can become viral. Oh and get the free font here

The Toyota iQ is currently only available in Europe at this time.

Gross Vehicle Weight – Total (kg) 1210
Kerb weight (kg) 845-885/860-895
Length (mm) 2985
Width (mm) 1680
Height (mm) 1500
Wheelbase (mm) 2000
Front tread (mm) 1480
Rear tread (mm) 1460
Minimum radius (m) 3,9
Front overhang (mm) 530
Rear overhang (mm) 455
Fuel tank capacity (l) 32
Number of cylinders 3 in line
Valve mechanism 12 valve DOHC chain drive with VVT-i
Fuel injection system Electronic Fuel injection
Displacement (cc) 998
Maximum output (kW@rpm) 68 DIN hp/6000
Maximum output (DIN hp@rpm) 68 DIN hp/6000
Maximum torque (Nm@rpm) 91/4800
Maximum output (DIN hp) 68
Compression ratio 10.9:1
Bore x stroke (mm x mm) 71.0 x 83.9
Engine code 1KR-FE

Typetalk picks 10 amazing resources for typography

Typetalk is a blog on creativepro.com. I love the list of resources picked regarding typography. Check it out the list here

Free eBook : Top 5 Paper Myths Exposed

When I was working as a graphics designer for a desktop publishing company. It was up to me that the print looks good on the paper. I never paid much attention to the specifics of the type of paper I was printing on. As long as it looks good and customer likes it. I read alot of stuffs regarding getting the best print with your type of paper by tinkering with your print settings, getting a nice grade of paper, using coated, uncoated etc.. There are alot of myths about paper and Sabine Lenz – internationally recognized paper expert, designer, author and speaker, reveals astonishing insights about this topic and put it in a free ebook. Get your free copy of the ebook now here.

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Create Favicons and Extract Layers from PSD

Another link to goodies. Here you can find plugins for Photoshop. I like the plugin that conveniently creates a Favicon straight from Photoshop, no need for third party applications, if you don’t know what a favicon is – it is the small icon you see before the URL that distinguishes the bookmark from other bookmarks. Also on the same site is nice plugin that allows you to quickly extract a particular layer(s) from a PSD file without opening the file, plus recover layers from corrupted PSD files.

These plugins are free and author only ask a small donation.

Enjoy.