I just posted the following on my Font design and typography blog. I wanted to make sure that you who read this one are aware of it also. As of today, you can email me if you are interested in one of the apprenticeship positions at either Bergsland Typography (the font foundry) or here at Radiqx Press.
Bergsland Design is gone!
Your bookmarks to the old site will still work, but things have changed a lot. It really does not cover what I am doing now. There are now two websites where you can find my stuff. My facebook name is Chakham Lev, and you can follow what I do there. There’s a link to it here on the blog. Also, please let me know if you find broken links and the like.
This is now completely Bergsland Typography: my font foundry. At present, most of my work and income comes from font designs. This is a growing area of my work and needs a separate site to handle all the goings on. This blog services that site.
Very shortly (actually starting now) we will be offering two apprenticeships for the foundry—minimal cost (just books & materials), paid for by doing work for the foundry, all online. There is a lot of work to do, an excellent opportunity to learn how to design, produce, release, and promote new fonts. Fonts done while working as an apprentice will share part of their royalties with BT to help cover the costs of training. The result will be a journeyman’s certificate in font design and typography.
This is my Messianic on-demand publishing house and gift shop. It is built off my history as a pastor, writer, teacher, and book designer. For years my heart’s desire has been to have a publishing house to publish strongly Messianic stuff, with no punches pulled, and no ties to any organization. As our modern society has degenerated to the place where churches are merely a mission field, I really have a strong desire to speak on those issues and train graphic designers to function under the guidance of the Holy Spirit producing work that is genuinely useful, completely non-judgmental, accurate Biblically, and the whole nine yards. To that end we will be offering four apprenticeships for publishers.
We have started slowly and carefully. There is one major book published so far. It is called “The Letters”, by Art Moreno, Jr. It is the letters of the New Testament published in the same order in which they were written. Using the Act of the apostles by Luke as a general framework, the letters grow out of their chronological context.
Another book in the works, is a piece by Dawn Devine (yes, that’s her real name). Their son had major brain damage at birth, was never supposed to walk or talk, This was a boo she putt together to help the local schools and the children in his classes understand how to relate to Jonah. It’s a wonderful inspiration to see how this family has rallied around Jonah and how he has become such a blessing to them. I’m hoping for a release this summer.
I am also working on a radical rewrite of my “Publishing With InDesign”. It is being transformed in to advanced training in typography and page layout using InDesign CS4. I hope to have a release for this in April or May.
We have many other projects in development to use for the apprentices. If you are interested, email me. Again, it will be minimal tuition and cost (books, software, a basic font set, and the like), but a lot of work for the publishing house to build up your portfolio and generate income for Radiqx. We will also publish and promote apprentice’s work for a portion of the royalties. The result will be a journeyman’s certificate in on-demand publishing.