Extensis WebINK Sponsors Webvisionary Awards; Robot Overlords Vow Revenge

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Web Font Service Leader Celebrates Most Imaginative, Daring, and Curious (Human) Talent on the Web

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WebINK is a huge advocate of Web designers and developers who are bold in their approach to Web design

Extensis® today issued a challenge to Web developers and designers to submit their best use of fonts as a key element of design. The challenge concludes with the winners incurring the wrath of the Robot Overlords…and taking home a miniature robot trophy!

Extensis’ leading web font service- WebINK® - is a key sponsor of the Webvisionary Awards, which will be held at the Fez Ballroom on October 8, 2013. The Webvisionary Awards is presented by WebVisions, an internationally recognized conference that explores the future of the Web. The awards gala is one of the featured events at Design Week Portland, a week-long exploration of the process, craft and practice of design across disciplines, held in venues throughout Portland, Oregon from October 7-12, 2013.

In its sixth year, the Webvisionary Awards celebrates the most imaginative, daring and curious talent on the Web. Participants can enter their work for a spectrum of categories, including an award titled “Fantastic Typographic,” honoring the best use of fonts as a key element of the design (with bonus points for web font technology).

“The Robot Overlords have been busy building a massive complex of arenas to train weakling human thralls to fight for their amusement. Only the most ingenious humans will be spared the collars of obedience. Well, that’s what they claim in their press release,” says Brad Smith, founder of the Webvisionary Awards and the FTHFREF (Free the Humans from Robot Enslavement Foundation).

“WebINK is a huge advocate of Web designers and developers who are bold in their approach to Web design,” says Amanda Paull, Extensis Vice President of Marketing. “WebVisions and the Webvisionary Awards are on the cutting edge of Web design trends, and we look forward to connecting with attendees to discuss the current state and future of Web fonts, and honoring those who are the most bold and imaginative.”

Enter Today!
Entries for the Webvisionary Awards, a showcase of visionary work by the nation's top web designers, digital artists, advertising agencies, technologists, public relations firms, social media experts, mobile application developers and digital innovators, are now being accepted at http://www.webvisionaryawards.com/.

Organizations and individuals are challenged to submit published, personal or prototype projects created between September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013. Entry fees for the competition are $25 per project and the deadline for submissions is 5:00p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Friday, September 20, 2013. Award winners will be named at the Webvisionary Awards Show at the Fez Ballroom at 316 Southwest 11th Avenue in downtown Portland on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.

For more information on WebVisions, visit http://www.webvisionsevent.com/.

About WebINK
WebINK is the standards-compliant solution for bringing live fonts to websites and mobile devices without licensing or file format hassles. By integrating one line of CSS code, WebINK delivers professional-quality fonts to any browser and any device instantly. With distribution hubs around the globe and 99.999% uptime, multi-national businesses turn to WebINK for the speed, reliability, and scalability they require to do business online. To learn more about WebINK and its library of thousands of world-renowned fonts, visit http://www.webink.com.

About Extensis
Celebrating 20 years in business, Extensis® is a leading developer of software and services for creative professionals and workgroups. Their solutions streamline workflows, securely manage digital assets and fonts, and control corporate typographic branding. Used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies, Extensis’ award-winning server, desktop, and web service products include: Portfolio Server® for digital asset management, Universal Type Server® for server-based font management, Suitcase Fusion™ for single-user font management, and the WebINK® web font rental service. Founded in 1993, Extensis is based in Portland, Oregon, and the United Kingdom. For additional information, visit http://www.extensis.com.

About Design Week Portland
Portland has always been a bit different. And within the last decade or so, the rest of the world has taken notice. Forever pushing forward, our compact city continues to emerge as a dynamic center of creativity, composed of a vital community of designers and makers at its core. We create. We collaborate. We try new things. We grow. And so, to best reflect the culture here, Design Week Portland stitches together the events and happenings that will connect, educate, and inspire. These independently-organized events aim to engage individuals, agencies, studios, museums, businesses, universities, and policy-makers. They are the focus. Design Week Portland is but a platform.

Copyright © 2013 by Extensis, a division of Celartem Inc., EXTENSIS and WEBINK are trademarks or registered trademarks of Extensis in the United States of America, Canada, the European Union and/or other countries. This list of trademarks is not exhaustive. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names, company names, brands and service names mentioned herein are property of Extensis or other respective owners.

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