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Typography: Physical Art to Digital Art

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Explore the transformation of printing and typography from a distinctly physical art form to a modern digital artform. Did you know that upper case and lower case are physical locations? Learn the parts of a letter, and what points, tracking, leading, baselines and kerning are all about. With that foundation we will explore the transformation of type onto digital media, including a discussion of fonts, formats and tools for type design.

Patrick Ladd is currently the IT Manager at Bottini Fuel. After hours he's an active Squidwrench member. He became more interested in typography last year when he acquired his grandfather's letterpress printing shop from a basement in Chicago and is in the process of restoring it to operating condition.

Lightning Talks reveal.js - html presentation software - Sean Dague Unity Reboot (http://www.webupd8.org/2013/01/unity-reboot-launcher-to-quickly-reboot.html) - An Unity Launcher icon for quickly rebooting the computer in other OSs - Ben Stoutenburgh Location: Rockefeller Hall 200, Vassar College

Rockefeller Hall is the home for MHVLUG during the[masked] Vassar Academic year. The best parking on site is the north lot of campus, which is accessible off of Collegeview Ave in Poughkeepsie. Once you are parked in the north lot walk south along North Drive. Rockefeller Hall is on the right, somewhat set back, as you walk down the main stretch. Enter the hall and go to the second floor. Room 200 is at the top of the stairs. The room will be open at 5pm, and people are welcome to come early.

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