Design Industry News: April 12–19

Post Typography Greatest Misses Post Typography is giving two design lectures this week.  “Greatest Misses” will show a behind-the-scenes peek at the design process, illustrated with never-before-seen projects that fell short, missed the mark, or were blown off-target by the fickle winds of client taste. Both events are free and open to the public and will be followed by a Q&A. You can attend Friday, April 13 at 1 p.m at the Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota, FL, or Monday, April 16 at 7 p.m. at Falvey Hall at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, MD.

Blurb, a creative publishing service, is offering 20% off when you use the promo code HOWDESIGN2012 at checkout on any book you make with Blurb through June 22. Take the 2-minute bookmaking tour and see how easy it is to get started with BookSmart.


Woodgrain Eco SketchbooksPoketo, one of our favorite sites for design-driven products, has new stationery items in stock. Check out fun goodies like these Woodgrain Eco Sketchbooks.



The paper airplane designed by John Collins that broke the Guinness World Record for greatest distance flown was fashioned out of Curious Papers‘ Conqueror CX22. Joe Ayoob threw the hand-folded paper aircraft 226 feet, 10 inches on Feb. 26, 2012, at McClellan Air Force Base in California. Watch the video.


Kapitza just rolled out Pod, a cute foliage font consisting of 62 illustrations. It is entirely hand drawn and each character is unique. With Pod you can create fantasy forests and magic meadows just by typing random letters on your keyboard.


Auto FX Software has updated DreamsSuite Ultimate to include 12 new effects. The DreamSuite series of effects work as a stand-alone application and as an Adobe Photoshop plug-in for Mac and Windows users.

Paper Folding Techniques for DesignersYou’ll love this new book offering formats, techniques and design considerations for innovative paper folding.BONUS: The Paper Folding Bookcomes with a CD with 40 blank production-ready dielines for Mac and PC. You’ll get a snake fold, swinger fold, iron cross, long triangle, stepped double parallel and 35 other exciting designs!Check it out now!