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Back in early February I got myself elected to the Drupal Association (DA) board. Last week, I attended my first board meeting in Denver at DrupalCon. It made me feel a whole lot better about this new role, because until then, I'd not really had a chance to do anything. Other than agree the DA should open a bank account in Europe so we can better deal with European currencies and events.

[Originally published as a guest blog for the Trove forum on International Women's Day 8 March 2012. Photos by Craig Mackenzie courtesy of the National Library of Australia]

"The Dawn" was published monthly in Sydney, Australia from May 1888 until it's final issue in July 1905.

Dear Lazy Web,

Do you know of any typefaces designed and created in foundries in Australia?

Pre-digital. Cast in metal.

Here is what I've found so far:

Dennis Bryans, The Beginnings of Type Founding in Sydney: Alexander Thompson's Type, His Foundry, and His Exports to Inter-Colonial Printers Journal of Design History Vol. 9 No. 2 1996 The Design History Society.

There are many references to "Type Foundry" in TROVE's archive of digitised newspapers. Here's one:

I've occasionally been helping Carl Karsten from Next Day Video produce title slides to slot into their automated video production flow.  

I use Inkscape.

The video title slide is also good opportunity to showcase event sponsors - and get them a wider audience beyond the event itself.

Video Title slides - made with Inkscape

 

 

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