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How ‘Fontgate’ Could Bring Down Pakistan’s Premier - Bloomberg
"The prime minister’s daughter, Maryam Sharif, provided a letter dated 2006 that she said showed she transferred property deeds to her brother. It was written in Calibri font, which the investigation team noted wasn’t released commercially until 2007."
fonts  crime 
july 2017 by kevan
The London Underground's Iconic Typeface Gets A Redesign | Co.Design | business + design
"Today, the type foundry is announcing a new remastering of Johnston called Johnston100. [It] tries to bring a little bit of Johnston's original spirit back, with wider characters, looser spacing, and a slightly more eccentric feel."
fonts  design  history  london  tube 
june 2016 by kevan
Eye Magazine | Feature | Rub-down revolution
"By the 1970s, punk had got its anarchic hands on Letraset, using it for handbills, record sleeves and posters, the rubdown letters’ tendency to break and crinkle suiting the movement’s rampageous, in-yer-face aesthetic."
fonts  history  via:james 
february 2014 by kevan
Technology - Alexis Madrigal - The Fake Magazines Used in Blade Runner Are Still Futuristic, Awesome - The Atlantic
"In this case, clip art from a computer in the early 1980s was used to make magazine covers that were printed and then filmed in a classic movie. These things were forgotten for decades until sometime during or shortly before 2009, someone (Kevin) started to reconstruct them for his friends in an Internet forum about the movie."
magazines  design  films  fonts  via:linkmachinego 
may 2012 by kevan
The Educational Benefit of Ugly Fonts | Wired Science |
"This study demonstrated that student retention of material [...] can be significantly improved in naturalistic settings by presenting reading material in a format that is slightly harder to read."
fonts  brains  via:zarba 
january 2011 by kevan
Spillway: Air Rage
"I [saw] the back of a cluster of flatscreens attached to a pillar. Thinking 'Aha, flight information', I walked around to see the screens - and they were all ads. They were all ads on the next pillar as well."
architecture  fonts  travel  design  camrad  via:blech 
june 2010 by kevan
"When you visit a website, you are allowing that site to access a lot of information about your computer's configuration. Combined, this information can create a kind of fingerprint — a signature that could be used to identify you and your computer. Some companies are already using technology to try to identify individual computers."
web  surveillance  secrets  fonts  via:brendan 
january 2010 by kevan
Creative Review - Rubik's Cube Type Stamp
"The Font Generator has rubber stamps attached to four faces of the cube, with two faces blank. The modular elements of the stamps can be combined to form characters which can then be printed." Not particularly readable, though.
fonts  toys  via:zarba 
may 2009 by kevan
Type Nesting
Nesting in the large plastic letters of shop signs. "So far I can tell that birds clearly prefer to build their nests inside capital R’s and capital A’s."
birds  fonts  signs 
april 2009 by kevan
Helvetica (2006)
Engaging history of the typeface; its rise and the backlash against it, all shown against the backdrop of Helvetica's global omnipresence in urban signage. No narrator, just lots of genuinely enthusiastic or angry type designers.
filmlog  4stars  fonts  design  history  art 
december 2007 by kevan
Connare: Type Designs: Comic Sans
"Comic Sans was not designed as a typeface but as a solution to a problem with the often overlooked part of a computer program's interface, the typeface used to communicate the message."
fonts  history 
january 2006 by kevan
Typophile | An amusing exercise
"If, in some bizarre alternate history, chatspeak abbreviations like 'LOL' had become popular long before there were computers and character sets, they might have, over time, become new symbols, like 'et' became '&' and 'at' became '@'."
fonts  design  symbols  via:webb 
november 2005 by kevan
The Collective Type Project
Averaging out users' ideas of what each letter should look like, with only minor vandalism.
fonts  design  emergence 
october 2005 by kevan
" contains more than 1,600 articles about 2,500 Western signs, arranged into 54 groups according to their graphic characteristics."
symbols  art  design  fonts  via:holly 
october 2005 by kevan :: TELLNET INTERNET ::
Fun that this domain name gets free advertising from the "n-power" cricket-pitch logos when they're viewed from another camera angle, and upside-down. Why don't they use ambigrams?
august 2005 by kevan
Mathematical Notation: Past and Future
"I'm told that Russell could actually be seen sometimes wheeling wheelbarrows full of lead type over to the Cambridge University Press so his books could be appropriately typeset."
fonts  history  language  maths 
november 2004 by kevan
Allan Online - Nathaniel Porter's Road Sign Fonts
British transport fonts, for fanatics and pranksters: four for roadsigns, a tall one for writing on the tarmac, and another for dot-matrix overhead displays.
fonts  signs  transport 
november 2004 by kevan
About the Alphabet Synthesis Machine
"[Font-creation software] which attempts to generate artifacts that seem to make sense, but in fact, don't."
fonts  illusions  language  random 
october 2004 by kevan
Type Museum
Typographic museum in London. "Open Days are held on the first Wednesday of each month, and include demonstrations of a range of skills, usually including punch and matrix making and type casting."
fonts  london  todo 
october 2004 by kevan
Univers Revolved
A pleasantly unreadable solid-object font made from the spheres, cones and cylinders of revolved letters.
fonts  mysteries 
august 2004 by kevan
The Ampersand
History of. "When creating a new typeface, a designer can inject the most artistic flair into the ampersand character."
design  fonts  history 
july 2004 by kevan
A Boustrophedon Text Reader
Program for displaying a document so that every other line is mirror-text. Also supports rongo-rongo.
fonts  mirrors  software 
june 2004 by kevan
Wonderful self-referential mathematical fonts.
fonts  maths 
june 2004 by kevan - Movie and Music Fonts
And some random advertising- and game-related fonts.
films  fonts  games 
june 2004 by kevan
Free Typewriter Fonts
Ninety-five free typewriter typefaces.
june 2004 by kevan
Typecasting : The Use (and Misuse) of Period Typography in Movies
"A brief survey of films that have caught my attention over the years for their use (or misuse) of period typography."
films  fonts  history 
may 2004 by kevan
Discover the names of nagging fonts, by answering a series of questions about them.
may 2004 by kevan
History of British Traffic Signs
From Roman milestones through pre-war Cambrian-explosion insanity, to the present day.
design  fonts  law  symbols  traffic  transport 
may 2004 by kevan
BBC Listen Again : Routemasters (1/5) - link only good for one week
History of transport-related design; this week, roadsigns. The importance of a good font, the argument over upper/lower case, and an interview with Margaret Calvert, who designed many of the still-in-use symbols.
design  fonts  interviews  radio  symbols  traffic  transport 
may 2004 by kevan
Georgia & Verdana - typefaces for the screen
"Verdana, a sans serif named for the verdant Seattle area and Georgia, a brilliant serif named after a tabloid headline about alien heads found in Georgia, which was then used to set test headlines."
design  fonts 
may 2004 by kevan
dot-font: Underground Typography
A slapdash look at the fonts and styles of the London, Paris and New York metros.
design  fonts  symbols  tube 
april 2004 by kevan

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