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Campaign typography
George Butterick (as in Butterick’s Practical Typography) considers the campaign logos of Democratic presidential candidates.
design  politics  typography 
6 weeks ago by M.Leddy
Word of the day: brevier
Because it’s National Dictionary Day.
dictionary  Nabokov  typography 
october 2019 by M.Leddy
etterheads dig letterheads. Letterhead Steven Heller offers his confessions — with samples.
design  letters  typography 
february 2019 by M.Leddy
Some rock
A children’s book by Roger Bradfield, Hello, Rock, with interlock lettering and a rock on the cover. Some rock!
comics  Nancy  typography 
december 2018 by M.Leddy
Italic frenemy
I am cheered to know that at least one cartoon character is alert enough to notice and comment snarkily on typography.
comics  Nancy  typography 
december 2018 by M.Leddy
Arial? Or Helvetica?
A quiz: So you think you can tell Arial from Helvetica?
september 2018 by M.Leddy
Recently updated
The Washington Post reports on the one-space-or-two research study.
punctuation  typography 
may 2018 by M.Leddy
The latest xkcd, “IMHO.” With the two-space, one-space debate.
comics  punctuation  typography 
may 2018 by M.Leddy
One space, two spaces
Matthew Butterick of Practical Typography looks at a research study’s claim that the use of two spaces after a period makes text more readable.
punctuation  typography 
may 2018 by M.Leddy
An inverted B
Resistance takes many forms.
history  typography 
march 2018 by M.Leddy
The Eisenhower S
Did The New York Times really create a special skinny S to squeeze the name Eisenhower into headlines?
NewYorkTimes  typography 
june 2016 by M.Leddy
Rev. Robert Palladino (1932–2016)
Steve Jobs sat in on his calligraphy class.
design  handwriting  Mac  typography 
march 2016 by M.Leddy
The Clearview exit
Henry Petroski laments the coming disappearance of the typeface Clearview, used on United States highway signs since 2004.
signage  typography 
february 2016 by M.Leddy
Bad kerning
From the box for a Cosco Open/Closed Sign.
signage  typography 
november 2015 by M.Leddy
Hermann Zapf (1918–2015)
As in Optima, Palatino, Zapf Dingbats, and Zapfino.
june 2015 by M.Leddy
Helvetica for résumés?
Even in the world of design, Helvetica is far from a “consensus winner,” as Gary Hustwit’s 2007 film Helvetica makes clear.
fonts  Helvetica  typography 
may 2015 by M.Leddy
A perfect ellipsis
Periods and hair spaces make a perfect ellipsis-plus-period.
april 2015 by M.Leddy
Daniel Berkeley Updike on style
Moore to Updike to Grolier to Aldus to Aldo.
books  friendship  MarianneMoore  typography 
march 2015 by M.Leddy
“Some stars”
At Lexikaliker, Gunther reaches for einige Sterne, “some stars.”
comics  Nancy  typography 
september 2014 by M.Leddy
Tobias Frere-Jones’s blog
Tobias Frere-Jones’s eponymous blog is a thing of beauty.
design  objects  typography 
september 2014 by M.Leddy
Butterick’s Practical Typography
“Ty­pog­ra­phy mat­ters be­cause it helps con­serve the most valu­able re­source you have as a writer — _read­er at­ten­tion_.”
april 2014 by M.Leddy
Recently updated
An update to a post about book designer Guy Fleming.
books  design  typography 
september 2013 by M.Leddy
Blog typography
Tommi Kaikkonen’s Interactive Guide to Blog Typography is worth reading. Especially useful are the recommendations about line length and font color.
blogging  typography 
july 2013 by M.Leddy
Bernhard’s cat
Lucian Bernhard, creator of the Cat’s Paw logo and much more.
advertising  art  design  typography 
january 2013 by M.Leddy
Bravo to the publisher who thought it fitting to give a lovely bouquet of letters and punctuation marks to a textbook.
books  design  typography 
august 2012 by M.Leddy
DNA font
A font made of DNA.
june 2012 by M.Leddy
Recently updated
More on The Artist and typography.
film  typography 
march 2012 by M.Leddy
Doyald Young, Logotype Designer
“To learn to draw a letter well takes a lot of time. I’ve been drawing letters since 1948, and I’m still learning how to draw.”
design  pencils  typography 
february 2012 by M.Leddy
The Artist (and typography)
There’s only one false touch in the film, and I’m not embarrassed to point it out: the intertitles use straight (“dumb”) quotation marks (" ") around dialogue, not curved (“ ”) quotation marks, aka “book quotes” or “curly quotes” or “smart quotes” or “typographic quotation marks.”
film  typography 
january 2012 by M.Leddy
Shape Type
A letter-shaping game by Mark MacKay, the maker of Kern Type.
october 2011 by M.Leddy
Vollkorn is becoming my favorite serif font.
fonts  typography 
october 2011 by M.Leddy
a helpful webpage if you need accented characters, currency symbols, manicules, snowmen, &c.
july 2011 by M.Leddy
The Infinite Jest sign
“My Mac calls this sign ‘shadowed white circle,’ which sounds like the beginning of a bad haiku.”
DavidFosterWallace  fiction  typography 
march 2011 by M.Leddy
.[ ]
One space after a period, always.
punctuation  typography 
january 2011 by M.Leddy
MOMA's @
The @ sign in the Museum of Modern Art
art  typography 
march 2010 by M.Leddy
Enric Jardí on type
Good book marred by awkward translation and typographical errors
books  typography 
september 2009 by M.Leddy
Real Thin Leads
A pencil-lead package from years and years ago
dowdyworld  Museum-of-Supplies  pencils  stationery  typography 
february 2009 by M.Leddy
Cereals in the hands of an angry blog
No. 21: analysis of sloppy Post cereal box design and copywriting
advertising  design  howtoimprove  misspelling  spelling  typography  words  writing 
june 2008 by M.Leddy
& (ampersand)
Legal proofreading days, and a link to a piece on the history of this abbreviation
april 2008 by M.Leddy
Free fonts from Jos Buivenga
7 free fonts -- I esp. like Fontin Sans
fonts  typography 
february 2008 by M.Leddy
Type terms
Font, or typeface?
Type designer, or typographer?
fonts  typography  words 
october 2007 by M.Leddy
The typeface and the movie
film  fonts  typography  design 
october 2007 by M.Leddy

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