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After the flood | Projects | AtF Spark
Sparkline typeface. That's some dark OpenType voodoo.
type  datavisualisation  aftertheflood  atf  font  typeface 
10 weeks ago by infovore
Inside High-Rise – Creative Review
Wonderful - graphic design from an unreal 197X. Eurostile agogo!
highrise  graphicdesign  setdressing  props  design  illustration  type 
march 2016 by infovore
Jessica Hische - Upping Your Type Game
A nice talk on type, with some great faces referenced in it; Brandon Grotesque is a stunner.
design  type  typography  jessicahische  talk  presentation 
may 2013 by infovore
AIGA | Video: Jonathan Hoefler & Tobias Frere-Jones
Some amazing quotations in this interview with Hoefler and Frere-Jones; highlights include "most of our projects take about a decade" and "how do you embody Steve McQueen in a typeface?"
design  type  typography  process 
may 2013 by infovore
INCIDENTAL COMICS: The Elephants of Typography
"...no book exists that cannot be improved with elephants." This is true.
comics  elephants  type  typography 
april 2013 by infovore
Favorite Typefaces from 2011 « Opinionated Type
Interesting list; worth spending some time staring at, for sure.
design  typefaces  type 
january 2012 by infovore
iOS Fonts
List of all 58 fonts now in iOS, mainly for reference. (Although, eesh, Zapfino AND Papyrus? Really?)
fonts  ios  type  typography  reference 
october 2011 by infovore
Phonetikana - the johnson banks thought for the week
"One of the three typographic styles that is used in Japan is essentially phonetic, and is called Katakana. We’ve been attempting to find ways to incorporate phonetic sounds with the Katakana letterforms." Brilliant.
katakana  type  japan  typography  ingenious  phonetics 
june 2010 by infovore
Designing Armitage | i love typography, the typography and fonts blog
"I had been studying this style of letters on similar buildings in Washington, D.C., and something about them always felt a little dull. But in the Claremount letters I found life in the charming way the awkward proportions and loose spacing came together. So I set about designing a Claremount typeface." Nice article on designing a typeface, and, I must admit, it's rather good-looking (especially for something named after me).
type  typography  design  armitage  narcissism 
february 2010 by infovore
70+ of the Best Free Fonts for Graphic Designers.- unstage
Some of these are very nice; many are likely to end up on posters for dubstep nights in Shoreditch soon, I fear.
free  fonts  type  download  design 
february 2010 by infovore
mir.aculo.us with Thomas Fuchs » Blog Archive » textorize: Pristine Font rendering for the Web
"It all boils down to a Ruby script that runs on OS X only and uses OS X’s really awesome typography and subpixel antialiased font rendering. Why not tap into this to make those headline graphics? With Rubycocoa you can easily whip up a small app that draws some text, and save it into a PNG file." Um, blimey.
ruby  script  typography  osx  type  images  rendering 
october 2009 by infovore
Veer: Products: Type: Type: UMT0000447 - Phaeton
I am not an expert in these matters, but that is rather lovely.
typography  fonts  type  kevincornell  design 
july 2009 by infovore
Omkrets arkitektur: Typografi
"MISO by Mårten Nettelbladt is a heavy duty typeface for the construction industry." Ooh, that's quite nice.
typeface  font  free  type  typography  sansserif 
june 2009 by infovore
Text Adventure
Type design from videogames. Add to subscriptions.
games  type  typography  design  graphics 
may 2009 by infovore
Hivelogic - Top 10 Programming Fonts
"Here’s a round-up of the top 10 readily-available monospace fonts for your coding enjoyment, with descriptions, visual examples and samples, and download links for each." I think I roughly agree with Dan on these.
programming  fonts  type  typography  monospaced  font  development 
may 2009 by infovore
The spaces between: the iPhone's first design-nerd game, Kern - Offworld
"The game's hook is quite simple: upper-case Helvetica words fall slowly from the top of the screen, and you drag a missing letter from each to its properly kerned spot. The closer you are and the faster you manually drop the word, the better you do. Miss your goal by an inch and you lose a life... errr, ligature, which you can gain back by being right on the spot." Hah! Must try that.
games  iphone  type  typography  kerning 
february 2009 by infovore
The Buzzwords of 2008 - NYTimes.com
"Picking out political buzzwords from 2008 is like shooting moose in a pigpen. The fundamentals were so dizzyingly strong, it could be tough to keep them all straight." Good selection, though, both political and non.
society  language  type  nyt  jargon  words  slang  buzzwords 
december 2008 by infovore
Making art from barrels, part nine - the johnson banks thought for the week
"...the brief, in a nutshell, was to take a series of actual whisky barrels and find a way to express the vast lengths of time it takes to actually produce a bottle of Glenfiddich Single Malt." I found the results rather lovely.
whisky  art  manufacture  barrels  type 
november 2008 by infovore
Ask H&FJ | Hoefler & Frere-Jones
"Renaissance ‘lace books’ have much to offer the modern digital designer, who also faces the challenge of portraying clear and replicable images in a constrained environment." A brief history of pixelfonts.
typography  type  font  design  graphics  jonathanhoefler 
november 2008 by infovore
San Serriffe
"On April 1, 1977 the British newspaper The Guardian published a seven-page “special report” about San Serriffe, a small republic located in the Indian Ocean consisting of several semi-colon-shaped islands. A series of articles described the geography and culture of this obscure nation." Wonderful
hoax  typography  newspapers  theguardian  type  fonts 
october 2008 by infovore
exljbris :: Free Quality Font Foundry
Jos Buivenga's font foundry, with many free faces (usually in a few weights - other weights are paid-for). Some beautiful stuff in here.
font  typography  type  face  download  free  design 
september 2008 by infovore
Font Conference - CollegeHumor video
"You're insane! No-one uses Microsoft Works any more!" Jolly good. Better than good, in fact: mailbox. Open mailbox.
type  typography  fonts  video  short  humour  awesome  design 
july 2008 by infovore
Simon Heys » Word Clock
"Word Clock is a typographic screensaver for Mac OS X. It displays a fixed list of all numbers and words sufficient to express any possible date and time as a sentence." Gorgeous.
macosx  mac  osx  typography  type  clock  design  screensaver 
april 2008 by infovore
INVDR
Robots made out of sans-serif fonts. Squee!
cute  robots  type  typeface  typography  design 
april 2008 by infovore
Ask H&FJ | Hoefler & Frere-Jones
"...our designer Sara Soskolne discovered this marvelous set of Movable Type in Chocolate, created by Sandra Kübler and Christine Voshage." Oh my. That's beautiful.
chocolate  fonts  typography  gifts  type 
december 2007 by infovore
LilyPond - About - Essay
A wonderful, deep, involved discussion of the complexity of typesetting music.
music  notation  typography  software  design  type 
march 2007 by infovore
Web Typography Sucks | Slides and notes from SxSW 2007
Mark Boulton and Richard Rutter knock one out of the park with their SxSW presentation. Awesome.
typography  type  design  web  font  typeface  grid  layout 
march 2007 by infovore
Typesetting and paste-up, 1970
Wonderful series of photographs and anootations on the typesetting process before computers. Mindboggling at times.
typesetting  dtp  design  pasteup  history  type  typography  printing 
october 2006 by infovore
Jay Reding.com
"Conservatism with attitude", apparently. Still, I like the layout.
blog  design  layout  type 
may 2006 by infovore
Textism: Twenty Faces
20 book-weight faces; a useful reference
fonts  type  typography  design 
march 2006 by infovore
FARGOBOY: An American Type Foundry
Pablo Skinny: a typographic tribute to Pablo Ferro (that's free to download)
font  pabloferro  type 
december 2004 by infovore

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