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Design with web fonts in the browser - Typecast
Hadn't encountered this - interesting tool for sketching/prototyping type selections.
design  typography  fonts  web 
june 2017 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
Styleguide — Paul Robert Lloyd
Attractive styleguide for a personal site. Might resort to these one day soon.
design  css  styles  typography 
december 2011 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
Embracing the digital book — Craig Mod
"I'm excited about digital books for a number of reasons. Their proclivity towards multimedia is not one of them. I’m excited about digital books for their meta potential. The illumination of, in the words of Richard Nash, that commonality between two people who have read the same book." Craig Mod, excellent as ever, on e-books. Whilst he mainly talks about type, his point runs far deeper.
books  reading  ebooks  design  typography  digital  multimedia 
april 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
Hacking with Style: TrueType VT220 Font
"Fortunately, modern displays can display characters that look exactly like this without special circuitry used in the original DEC terminals and there is free software that can be used to create a usable outline font out of a PNG image." Recreating VT220 terminal fonts in software, and from thence into Truetype.
terminal  typography  fonts  retro  software 
november 2009 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
Unit Interactive :: Blog :: Better CSS Font Stacks
"...using these guidelines, and building on the experience of much more knowledgeable type gurus, I have compiled a list of font stacks that will both open up more font possibilities for web designers, and hopefully offer more appropriate substitutes:" That's interesting; not sure how appropriate it is, but they're good uses of the cascade, by and large.
design  web  typography  css  fonts 
february 2009 by infovore
Hurt like HELvetica | Typophile
"Semi-jestfully I would talk with my friends about how stupid it would be to get an I <3 Helvetica tattoo... an even stupider idea would be to get it as a tramp stamp. Well, I got good reviews from my posse and impulsively I got it last night..." Oh boy.
typography  tattoo  uhoh 
december 2008 by infovore
Brighten the Corners/Shop/Victor & Susie
"A modern tale about caring, mending and letting-go, drawn with letters and punctuation marks." Oh! This is just beautiful - a short story about a girl, and a snail, composed entirely out of type.
design  story  typography  illustration  children  book 
december 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
ANTREPO4.COM OUTPUT REPORT: Movie Posters with brand integration
"Alternate movie posters about film brand integration." Beautiful, typographically speaking, and definitely honest.
typography  design  branding  productplacement  posters  movies 
october 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
Museo Sans™ font family : MyFonts
Beautiful, free, sans-serif font. Gorgeous - especially at 900-weight.
font  typography  museo  josbuivenga  free  sansserif 
september 2008 by infovore
Speak Up › Dear Lulu, The New Standards
"The result of the workshop is Dear Lulu, a fantastic and imaginative resource that puts digital printing to the test through a Do-It-Yourself presentation." Testing digital printing by creating a book that's full of metrics and challenges.
typography  printing  reference  quality  printondemand  lulu  design  layout  margin  bleed 
august 2008 by infovore
Axel Peemoeller - Eureka Carpark Melbourne
"In Melbourne I developed a way-finding-system for the Eureka Tower Carpark. The distored letters on the wall can be read perfectly when standing at the right position." Uncanny, but beautiful.
wayfinding  typography  design  perspective  uncanny  signage 
august 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
Droid Sans Mono great coding font » DamienG
Yet another monospace font - this time an opensource one from the Android project. Rather like this.
typography  typeface  monospace  font  android 
november 2007 by infovore
ollicle: Auto line-height: a jQuery plugin for flexible layouts
"In a nutshell, this JavaScript adjusts the line-height of a container (such as a div) in proportion to it’s width, relative to the font size." Nicely implemented typographic jQuery plugin
jquery  javascript  typography  web  design  development 
october 2007 by infovore
Inconsolata
Inconsolata "...is a monospace font, designed for code listings and the like, in print". It's also rather attractive on the screen, and might be the first monospace with rounded characters I actually like.
programming  monospace  font  typography 
october 2007 by infovore
Hausschrift-Liste Unternehmen-zu-Schrift - Typografie.info TypoWiki
List of corporations, and their "official" typeface (usually for their logotype, but also for other things).
article  typefaces  typography  corporate  design  branding  identity 
june 2007 by infovore
Design Observer: writings about design & culture
"I hope Helvetica is a smash. It deserves to be. But part of me still misses the days when it was just our little secret." - Michael Bierut on the magic that was typesetting.
design  typography  typesetting  skill  history  culture  helvetica  film 
april 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
Math for the Masses « WordPress.com
Wordpress.com add support for LaTeX into their posts - translates code into inline images with appropriate alt text. Impressive, for the mathematically/scientifically minded at least.
wordpress  maths  blog  latex  publishing  typography 
march 2007 by infovore
feltron vii
FELTRON SEVEN: Mark Feltron's Annual Report, a beautiful (and entertaining) piece of information design, in which Felton summarises his past year as a corporate-style annual report.
information  visualisation  design  informationdesign  infographics  graphic  2006  typography  report 
january 2007 by infovore
NorthTemple.com : Make Your Small Type a Little B...
"Sure you can still make out the words, but you’ve eliminated all the subtleties of hundreds of years of typographic design elements that were put there to make things easier to read." Lots of good articles about web typography right now.
typography  online  webdesign  design  article 
december 2006 by infovore
Information Architects Japan » Blog Archive » Web design is 95% typography
Very true. This, and a beautiful piece of print design I saw this weekend, are giving me _all_ sorts of ideas...
typography  ia  layout  grids  design  web  usability 
october 2006 by infovore
exljbris
Delicious is a beautiful, free sans-serif. The Italic is especially gorgeous.
typography  typeface  font  free  download 
october 2006 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
Penguin Books - a photoset on Flickr
I know everyone's bookmarking it, but these Penguin covers are really great, really inspiring; some seminal jacket design for many, many years. And, because they're iconic, they degrade, wear, and age wonderfully.
books  design  jacket  covers  typography  publishing  uk 
october 2006 by infovore
AIGA - They're not fonts!
(They're typefaces). Some useful clarification from AIGA on the matter
typography  typefaces  fonts  notfonts 
september 2006 by infovore
Dieter Steffmann @ typOasis
Lovely, lovely Steffmann fonts - and lots of them.
fonts  typography  design 
april 2006 by infovore
Brett's Absolutely Astounding Interactive Searchable Unicode Chart
Useful. Very, very useful. Converts to/from Unicode, UTF8, Shift-JIS and English/Japanese defintions. Lifesaver.
unicode  typography  useful  characters  shift-jis  encoding 
april 2006 by infovore
Textism: Twenty Faces
20 book-weight faces; a useful reference
fonts  type  typography  design 
march 2006 by infovore
Vitaly Friedman | Blog: 25 Best License-Free Quality Fonts
Not only tasteful, but also (by and large) in a selection of different weights.
fonts  free  typography  design 
march 2006 by infovore
Design Melt Down
Lovely web design resource; clear, clean, and some good ideas.
web  design  typography  layout 
february 2006 by infovore
KONTRAPUNKT / NEWS: Kontrapunkt Wins Danish Design Prize: Typeface Of The Year
Kontrapunkt is also free to download, and very beautiful. I'm there.
fonts  typography  free 
october 2005 by infovore
Type Cast
Handy - and much-recommended - widget for previewing fonts
typography  fonts  osx  widget 
june 2005 by infovore
Lab fonts @ typOasis
Funky, free, must look into sometime.
typography  fonts  free 
june 2005 by infovore
sane css typography
Always a headache - useful reference for sizing methods in css
css  typography 
april 2005 by infovore
[DIVIDE BY ZERO] Fonts : Free TrueType Fonts
Some nice free fonts, mostly hand-drawn, very Pablo Ferro at points.
fonts  typography  free  download 
march 2005 by infovore
BBC - Radio 4 - From Arial to Wide Latin
Must listenagain to this: Radio 4 program on fonts.
radio4  fonts  typography  listenagain 
february 2005 by infovore

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