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EXCLUSIVE: Bree Newsome Speaks For The First Time After Courageous Act of Civil Disobedience
We discussed it and decided to remove the flag immediately, both as an act of civil disobedience and as a demonstration of the power people have when we work together. Achieving this would require many roles, including someone who must volunteer to scale the pole and remove the flag. It was decided that this role should go to a black woman and that a white man should be the one to help her over the fence as a sign that our alliance transcended both racial and gender divides. We made this decision because for us, this is not simply about a flag, but rather it is about abolishing the spirit of hatred and oppression in all its forms.
activism  racism  BlackLivesMatter  TakeItDown  non-violence  Bree  Newsome 
july 2015 by Quercki
Jessica Hische - Upping Your Type Game
Don’t have a favorite font. Do have a favorite type designer.

Jonathan Hoefler & Tobias Frere-Jones: Gotham, Archer.
Jackson Cavanaugh: Harriet.
Akiem Helmling, Bas Jacobs & Sami Kortemäki: Bello, Dolly, Liza.
Joshua Darden: Freight, Omnes.
Mark Simonson: Coquette, Mostra Nuova.
Hannes Von Döhren: Brandon Grotesque, Pluto, Pluto Sans.
Veronika Burian & José Scaglione: Skolar, Abril, Bree, Maiola.
Kris Sowersby: National, Founders Grotesque, Galaxie Copernicus.
Tim Ahrens & Shoko Mugikura: Lapture, Herb.
Rich Roat, Andy Cruz, Ken Barber, & Others.
Christian Schwartz & Paul Barnes: Marian, […] while impractical for the web, is still worth appreciating.
Alejandro Paul.
Mark van Bronkhorst: Sweet Sans.
This first typeface you’ll choose is your anchor […] All other typefaces you select must first pass the “does this jive with my anchor” test.

[…]

Does it come in a variety of weights?

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I’m not satisfied with the standard three weight set of light, regular, and bold. I like to work with typefaces that have inbetweener weights and if possible the full range from 100-900 […] Gotham comes in eight weights

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Does it have a nice x-height?

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Does it have a true italic?

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Georgia’s italic is one of the reasons that typeface will always win for me over other standard serif text faces

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Is it a typeface I’d want to hang out with?

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When it comes to text type, I usually want something even-tempered and laid back but not lacking in personality.

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Is it spaced well?

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Avenir’s more open spacing make it a better text face than Helvetica.

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Does it have even color? [i.e. no heavy spots]

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What width or widths do I need?

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finding a typeface that comes in a variety of widths can be incredibly helpful so you can use narrower width type on narrower columns and normal width to ever so slightly wide type on wider columns

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If it’s a sans, is there enough letter variety?

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“We read best what we read most.” Perhaps 50 years from now, Helvetica will be considered the most legible typeface on earth because of the insane Helvetica fetishism we’ve witnessed over the last few years, but for now our (western) eyes and brains are trained to skim quickly and effortlessly over serif typefaces and recognize patterns and shapes within the letters.

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I try to find sans-serifs that pass the Il1 rule. […] (Helvetica Neue) doesn’t pass the Il1 rule. […] Also check to see if the typeface has a two-story a and g [see her illustration] All this said, 90% of the time I choose serif typefaces for body copy.

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Hosted vs. Self-Hosted Web Fonts

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One of the major disadvantages with self-hosted web fonts is that if the type designer chooses to update the typeface, you must manually update the typeface on your site […] vs. a hosted service which will update the files automatically

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Typekit

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The team of people behind Typekit goes above and beyond to make browsing for fonts easy and fun and they post very handy articles on their blog. Sometimes I feel like I should be sending Typekit extra money because they’re so inexpensive

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Webtype

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If you value quality over quantity this is the service for you. They do endless testing and tweaks to make sure everything looks amazing on both Mac and Windows.

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Webtype is not a library subscription model, you pay individually and annually for each font you use on a site (pricing based on page views)

[Fontdeck, Fonts.com, MyFonts, Google Web Fonts are not advised]

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Other Services and Options

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On my website, I use H&FJ [Jonathan Hoefler & Tobias Frere-Jones] web fonts, which are not yet available to the general public but will be soon.

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Defining the Mood

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Read the content. Write down key points and visual cues but also all the weird random stuff that pops into your head.

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Establishing Historical Context

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If you were making a porn website that specialized in films created between 1980 and 1985, wouldn’t it be fun to choose a text face that was created during that time frame?

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Pairing Typefaces

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One of my favorite sites to see good font pairing in action is Fonts in Use [and] look for talks and articles by Jason Santa Maria, Tim Brown, and Stephen Coles. Also, never hesitate to ask a type designer to recommend typefaces that will pair well with your anchor.

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Here are some tips for pairing typefaces:

Choose a Super-Family […] if harmony is what you’re after.

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Choose Typefaces from the same type designer.

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Choose typefaces with similar characteristics.

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Typefaces can be thought about in three parts [The Skeleton, The Meat, The Clothes] […] A serif and sans-serif might look spectacular together if they share a similar skeleton […] Find a serif for your body copy and a sans for your headlines. […] I made a little chart of a way to think about the stages of relation between typefaces [go see it]

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Don’t be afraid to experiment!

Web designers can easily test and play with many typefaces before committing to them thanks to free trials offered by foundries and web fonts services as well as tools like Typecast

Her site is beautiful.
jessica_hische  typography  h&fj  gotham  archer  harriet  bello  dolly  liza  serif  sans_serif  friendly_serif  freight  omnes  rounded_sans  coquette  mostra_nuova  brandon_grotesque  pluto  pluto_sans  skolar  abril  bree  maiola  national  founders_grotesque  galaxie_copernicus  marian  sweet_sans  inspirational  avenir  typekit  webtype  mood  pairing_typefaces  typecast  google_web_fonts  typeface 
june 2013 by Sylphe
Type Together: Bree Serif
From the site: “[Two and a half years ago, TypeTogether released a single weight teaser of a serif’d version of Bree, their sleek sans family from 2008]. [Designed by José Scaglione and Veronika Burian,] Bree Serif follows the same theme as its predecessor. It is a young and energetic upright italic that approaches readers with hip and somewhat elegant charm. It has a range of styles that can perform as counterparts to the original Bree fonts. At the same time though they bring a whole range of new and individual features that make Bree Serif a separate type family in its own right. The characters in Bree Serif maintain the original flavour of handwriting, but have a more subtle appearance to support optimal editorial usage. The slabby nature of its shapes, particularly in the heavier weights, makes for a strong impression. Some of the characteristic features of its sans serif cousin are present in Bree Serif too, such as the single-story ‘a’, the cursive ‘e’ and the rhythmical ‘k’ and ‘y’. Alternate letters of these are also available when a more neutral look is desired. Bree Serif offers a mixture of fluid and attractive forms that convey a contemporary and vivid aspect. If you loved the multi- award wining Bree, you will surely love its seriffed cousin!”
tn148  typedia  typography  type  typeface  typetogether  veronikaburian  josescaglione  bree  serif  text 
june 2013 by splorp
Fonts In Use: Camera+ iPhone App
Stephen Coles: “Bree isn’t just the font used for this interface, it’s the face of the app itself.”
tn105  typedia  typography  type  bree  typetogether  fontsinuse  stephencoles  stewf  interface  ui  design  app  camera  iphone  from instapaper
august 2012 by splorp
Why read Tolkien's Notion Club Papers? | Bruce G Charlton
The Notion Club Papers (NCPs) is an unfinished and posthumously-published modern science fiction novel by JRR Tolkien which he wrote in 1945-6 and read aloud to The Inklings during a long gap in the writing of The Lord of the Rings. He had become bogged-down over what seems an almost trivial detail in the narrative: synchronizing the phases of the moon in the different parts of the tale.
tolkien  notion  club  papers  beyond  bree  july  2012  from instapaper
july 2012 by pnjman
My book reviewed in Beyond Bree | Jason Fisher
As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the first extended review of my book appeared in Beyond Bree (October 2011, p. 7). The review was written by the editor, Nancy Martsch, and with her very kind permission, I am reprinting the entire review here.
jason  fisher  beyond  bree  review  tolkien  sources  from instapaper
june 2012 by pnjman
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES — within and without
She'd heard people refer to her as the ice queen before; now, finally, the name seemed apt.
character:  bree  van  de  kamp  tv:  desperate  housewives  rating:  g 
may 2012 by felicities
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES — remember
The past just sucks you in and makes you that person that you just aren't anymore…
character:  carlos  solis  character:  bree  van  de  kamp  character:  susan  delfino  character:  lynette  scavo  tv:  desperate  housewives  rating:  g 
may 2012 by felicities

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