Here’s a roundup of this week’s news … no letup as we’re heading toward the end of the year.
• Veer has joined a growing number of stock image agencies effectively guaranteeing the copyrights and usage rights to its imagery. Veer now offers a Customer Protection Plan providing up to $10,000 to cover legal costs and direct damages in the event a claim is filed against an image.
• Corbis is now the exclusive rep for a collection of Egyptian images from noted photographer Sandro Vannini. It includes shots from the Valley of the Kings, images of ancient tombs and of art and antiquities. View a selection from the stock photo collection here.
• In celebration of their father completing a years-long restoration of a classic Ford hotrod, Adam and Andy Cruz and their House Industries have released a collection of wearables and objects bearing the car’s likeness. Check out the “C1932” T-shirts and, appropriately, shop rags on the House site.
• Wausau’s new promo, “The Art of Sustainability Reporting,” aims to show companies and the designers they work with how to effectively communicate information about their social and environmental efforts. Corporate sustainability reports are increasingly common tools; Wausau consulted leading agencies and experts like Green Seal and the Forest Stewardship Council. Find info and request a copy on Wausau’s website.
• FontShop has released several new typefaces this month, including the decorative Catacumba Excelsa (below) by Rui Abreu. They’ve also introduced a microsite for FFScala, ScalaFont.com, which offers a history, library of styles and weights, and samples of the text face in use.
• Mohawk Fine Papers recently presented Yale University with its Mohawk Windpower Partnership Award in recognition of the institution’s environmental commitments, including its standard for using recycled papers in its printed materials.