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  • Type Design Finally Arrives at TED

    The FontFeed
    Yves Peters
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:15 am
    Well, that was rather unexpected. Yesterday the Twitterverse – by way of the inimitable Tobias Frere-Jones, type designer extraordinaire and (co-)creator of some of the most popular typefaces out there – alerted me to the fact that type design had indeed landed on planet TED. Living legend Matthew Carter is one of the very few (the only?) type designers to have worked in all technologies. He started cutting type in metal, then designed typefaces for every subsequent technology, and currently is at the forefront of digital type design optimised for on screen reading. That’s…
  • Everything’s a blur from a bus in UP

    You Should Like Type Too
    Rob
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:20 pm
    These were all shot from a bus between Lucknow and Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • Herradura Light Shadowed

    Fonts.com: Latest Font Additions
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
  • Cloths of heaven

    I LOVE TYPOGRAPHY
    johno
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:11 am
    Cloths of Heaven is Seb Lester’s interpretation of ‘Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven’, a poem by the renowned Irish poet W. B. Yeats. It is a continuation of his exploration of the theme of beauty in the context of letterform design. He has produced a limited edition screen print and also collaborated with The London Embroidery Studio to produce an embroidered piece, available as a small-run limited edition. “Yeats’s poem references ‘embroidered cloths’ and ‘gold and silver threads’, so I wanted to try to make the screen print look like an…
  • Videri Chocolate Factory

    H&FJ | News, Notes & Observations
    williams@typography.com
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am
    A colorful and unexpected palette of webfonts helps three chocolatiers deliver their most piquant flavors online. It was the shared dream of Sam, Starr, and Chris that brought about the Videri Chocolate Factory. From the historic Raleigh Depot in downtown Raleigh, NC, the three operate a retail storefront, a factory floor, an outdoor café, and now a website where an animated collection of webfonts from H&Co helps them tell their story. Videri’s diverse font palette includes Landmark , Verlag, The Fell Types, and Indicia. Finding a way to express the company’s personality…
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    I LOVE TYPOGRAPHY

  • Cloths of heaven

    johno
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:11 am
    Cloths of Heaven is Seb Lester’s interpretation of ‘Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven’, a poem by the renowned Irish poet W. B. Yeats. It is a continuation of his exploration of the theme of beauty in the context of letterform design. He has produced a limited edition screen print and also collaborated with The London Embroidery Studio to produce an embroidered piece, available as a small-run limited edition. “Yeats’s poem references ‘embroidered cloths’ and ‘gold and silver threads’, so I wanted to try to make the screen print look like an…
  • An idea of a typeface

    johno
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    Aware that there is no such thing as total neutrality, Neutral typeface explores how the absence of stylistic associations can help the reader to engage with the content of a text. Is the typeface neutral?Neutral began as my graduation project for my BA in graphic design from the Royal Academy of Art (The Hague) in 2005. It is the result of an attempt to create a typeface free of all connotations or associations that could distract a reader from the text, a font that delivers the character of the written material untouched by the character of the typeface design. The whole project…
  • This Week in Fonts

    Sean Mitchell
    4 Apr 2014 | 6:03 am
    A monumental family from Hoefler & Co, a casual sans by Type Supply, a seaworthy display from Kyle Wayne Benson, a ferry inspired face by Letters from Sweden, an extensive script family from Martina Flor, a strong grotesk by The Northern Block, a functional slab from ReType, and a bright iconset by Symbolset. Hoefler & Co: Surveyor A monumental family of typefaces designed for print and screen, and for sizes large and small. Type Supply: Marigny Designed by Tal Leming A casual typeface that was drawn with serious typography in mind. Kyle Wayne Benson: Maritime Champion Designed by…
  • The Sign Painter

    johno
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    A short film on sign painter, Mike Langley: Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. and The Sign Painter
  • This Week in Fonts

    Sean Mitchell
    16 Mar 2014 | 9:53 am
    An elegant script from Sudtipos, an aggressive face by Blackletra, a hand made family from Latinotype, a dynamic sans by Rui Abreu, a geometric sans from Rene Bieder, a cursive fat face by Dzianis Serabrakou, a lively script from Lián Types, a well-balanced slab by Parachute, a lovely sign painting font from Liebe Fonts, and a contemporary serif by Schwartzco. Sudtipos: Courtesy Script Designed by Alejandro Paul Courtesy Script captures the elegance and propriety of finely practiced Spencerian penmanship. Blackletra: Haltrix Designed by Daniel Sabino Haltrix is an aggressive and angular…
 
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    H&FJ | News, Notes & Observations

  • Videri Chocolate Factory

    williams@typography.com
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am
    A colorful and unexpected palette of webfonts helps three chocolatiers deliver their most piquant flavors online. It was the shared dream of Sam, Starr, and Chris that brought about the Videri Chocolate Factory. From the historic Raleigh Depot in downtown Raleigh, NC, the three operate a retail storefront, a factory floor, an outdoor café, and now a website where an animated collection of webfonts from H&Co helps them tell their story. Videri’s diverse font palette includes Landmark , Verlag, The Fell Types, and Indicia. Finding a way to express the company’s personality…
  • Navigator Logistics

    williams@typography.com
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:26 am
    Endearing animations and meticulous type strike just the right tone in this small site for an international company. When Navigator Logistics, a forwarding service company in Finland, brought on designer Nigel Payne to update their site, the collaboration resulted in a fresh design full of crisp typography and lively illustrations. “Right from the get-go, I knew the site’s illustrations were going to be in a limited color palette, and line-based,” said Payne. “I wanted a typeface that paired nicely with the technical blueprint style, but also had a little fun about it.
  • USPS Stamps

    williams@typography.com
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    As part of their continuing work with the United States Postal Service, Journey Group turned to Cloud.typography for the new USPS Stamps website. Even when “communications” meant an e-mail campaign delivered to 317 readers, Journey Group of Charlottesville, VA recognized that stamps have a story to tell — and not just to collectors. Stamps are built on typography, making the web a natural place to share their rich visual heritage, and making webfonts an important part of the experience. Though postage stamps can pass unnoticed, their typography is wonderfully playful, and…
  • Introducing Surveyor

    williams@typography.com
    25 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    We’re delighted to introduce Surveyor, a new family of fonts for print and web, and sizes large and small. I love maps, and not just for their vintage charm. I admire them as highly functional pieces of design, packing extraordinary amounts of information into small spaces, and invisibly educating readers about how they’re meant to be read. Spend a few moments with a map, and you’ll find that you’ve learned to distinguish counties, cities, and towns by the styles of type they use, without ever checking the legend. And these are just three of a typical map’s two…
  • The Making of Neon Signs

    williams@typography.com
    23 Mar 2014 | 8:22 am
    Every neon sign has a “start and stop position,” a point on each letter where a tube begins and ends. I’ve just learned how a signmaker chooses this point, and it’s something I’d never have guessed. It is fascinating. It’s nothing to do with a letter’s traditional form, or its cultural dimensions. These are the first ways that neon speaks to us, whether it’s the plainspoken sans serif on a liquor store or the elaborate fantasy of a Las Vegas casino. In The Making of Neon Signs, an eleven minute film produced by Cpak Studio for M+, Hong…
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    The Typekit Blog

  • Typekit desktop fonts now available with free plans

    David Demaree
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am
    We believe great type is an essential part of any project—and we also understand how important it is to try something out before you invest your hard-earned money in it. Starting today, we’re excited to offer a selection of desktop fonts to all individual Creative Cloud and Typekit users, including free members. We’ve assembled a collection of over 130 great fonts to use in your favorite desktop apps, including Creative Cloud trial apps, older versions of the Creative Suite, and even non-Adobe applications. In putting together our initial collection of free desktop fonts, we wanted to…
  • A new look for our blog

    Nicole Miñoza
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am
    Yes, you’re in the right place: this is still the Typekit blog, and is also the new home for Typblography! We thought it was about time for a fresh look now that we’ve made some exciting changes to our team. The Adobe Type team is now part of Typekit Typekit officially joined forces with the Adobe Type and CoreType teams last fall, and we are thrilled about this expansion to our group. You can see all the new faces on our updated About page, and can look forward to several new voices on the newly-combined blog. As always, we’ll use this space to keep you posted about typographic…
  • Typekit sponsors Industry Conference

    Libby Nicholaou
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    We’re looking forward to seeing some of you at Industry Web Conference this week. Industry Web Conference is a one-day event for web professionals, featuring eight speakers with a variety of experience working on the web. If you’re interested in going and don’t have a ticket yet, there are still a couple left. Be sure to join us for a drink at the after party! Jake Giltsoff from the Typekit team will be around to chat about any type-related topics. Industry Web Conference takes place Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Turbine Hall in Newcastle on the Tyne, UK.
  • Sites We Like: Molly & Me Pecans, 25 Mile, & Kobia

    Sally Kerrigan
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:52 am
    Do you know where your food comes from? This week, we’re getting up close to a few sources, beginning with dessert (as one does) and working all the way down to the raw ingredients. The homepage of Molly & Me Pecans wastes no time getting to the goods: a close-up image of crispy sugared pecans shows you exactly what you’re in store for. We’re sold. Garamond Premier and Garamond Premier Display show off their classic seriffed characters for the body copy on the site, with generous line spacing adding to the laid-back feel. The sans serif headers are set in Oswald.
  • Introducing Typekit Practice

    Tim Brown
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Fonts are great, but using them well can be hard. Volumes have been written about typography, yet every good designer will say there are no rules; there is no magic formula for success. Typography simply takes practice. Typography is a practice. So today, we’re launching a new website: Typekit Practice, a place where novices and experts alike can hone their typographic skills. We hope it will help students learn, help teachers teach, and help professionals stay sharp. Let me show you around. Home. Lessons walk through specific topics or methods in the practice of typography, with a clear…
 
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    The Typekit Blog

  • Typekit desktop fonts now available with free plans

    David Demaree
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am
    We believe great type is an essential part of any project—and we also understand how important it is to try something out before you invest your hard-earned money in it. Starting today, we’re excited to offer a selection of desktop fonts to all individual Creative Cloud and Typekit users, including free members. We’ve assembled a collection of over 130 great fonts to use in your favorite desktop apps, including Creative Cloud trial apps, older versions of the Creative Suite, and even non-Adobe applications. In putting together our initial collection of free desktop fonts, we wanted to…
  • A new look for our blog

    Nicole Miñoza
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am
    Yes, you’re in the right place: this is still the Typekit blog, and is also the new home for Typblography! We thought it was about time for a fresh look now that we’ve made some exciting changes to our team. The Adobe Type team is now part of Typekit Typekit officially joined forces with the Adobe Type and CoreType teams last fall, and we are thrilled about this expansion to our group. You can see all the new faces on our updated About page, and can look forward to several new voices on the newly-combined blog. As always, we’ll use this space to keep you posted about typographic…
  • Typekit sponsors Industry Conference

    Libby Nicholaou
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    We’re looking forward to seeing some of you at Industry Web Conference this week. Industry Web Conference is a one-day event for web professionals, featuring eight speakers with a variety of experience working on the web. If you’re interested in going and don’t have a ticket yet, there are still a couple left. Be sure to join us for a drink at the after party! Jake Giltsoff from the Typekit team will be around to chat about any type-related topics. Industry Web Conference takes place Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Turbine Hall in Newcastle on the Tyne, UK.
  • Sites We Like: Molly & Me Pecans, 25 Mile, & Kobia

    Sally Kerrigan
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:52 am
    Do you know where your food comes from? This week, we’re getting up close to a few sources, beginning with dessert (as one does) and working all the way down to the raw ingredients. The homepage of Molly & Me Pecans wastes no time getting to the goods: a close-up image of crispy sugared pecans shows you exactly what you’re in store for. We’re sold. Garamond Premier and Garamond Premier Display show off their classic seriffed characters for the body copy on the site, with generous line spacing adding to the laid-back feel. The sans serif headers are set in Oswald.
  • Introducing Typekit Practice

    Tim Brown
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Fonts are great, but using them well can be hard. Volumes have been written about typography, yet every good designer will say there are no rules; there is no magic formula for success. Typography simply takes practice. Typography is a practice. So today, we’re launching a new website: Typekit Practice, a place where novices and experts alike can hone their typographic skills. We hope it will help students learn, help teachers teach, and help professionals stay sharp. Let me show you around. Home. Lessons walk through specific topics or methods in the practice of typography, with a clear…
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    Design Observer: Main Posts

  • OBlog: Project M

    Design Observer
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:48 am
    The latest Project M session is now accepting applications.
  • Manuela Aguirre: Design for Care

    Design Observer
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:19 am
    A review of Design for Care: Innovating Healthcare Experience, a new book by Peter H. Jones. 
  • OBlog: Really?

    Design Observer
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:32 am
    Let's not even talk about the fonts. Or the grid. Or the tricked-out heart dingbat or the color palette or, heaven help us, the struggling bezier curve.
  • OBlog: Celebrate Design

    Design Observer
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:08 am
    In case you haven't heard, AIGA celebrates its Centennial this year.
  • Nicole Huber & Ralph Stern: Wim Wenders: From the American West to West Berlin

    Design Observer
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    On Places, Nicole Huber and Ralph Stern explore the "border crossings" of Wim Wenders — the director's cinematic journeys from Paris, Texas to the West Berlin of The Wings of Desire.
 
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    Design is Kinky

  • Miss Take

    Andrew
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:52 am
    The interestingly named Miss Take, an artist from Denmark, creates beautiful drawings and illustrations.
  • Tristan Pigott

    Andrew
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:47 am
    Nice paintings by London based artist Tristan Pigott.
  • Empty Annual On Sale

    Andrew
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:18 pm
    We’re pleased to announce that the Empty Magazine Annual is now on-sale. We have new, way cheaper, shipping rates. Free for Australian orders, and just $5 for International orders. So grab yourself a copy and be inspired by some very talented artists.
  • Julien Mauve

    Andrew
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Enjoy the dark and brooding photography of Julien Mauve.
  • Dan Witz – NY HARDCORE

    Matt
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Dan Witz has a new solo exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York called NY HARDCORE open until May 3.
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    Jean François Porchez

  • ATypI Lyon 1998: Azerty Conference Gazette

    Jean François Porchez
    12 Apr 2014 | 5:56 am
    As organizer of the ATypI Lyon 1998 conference called MultiTypo, thanks to Chester today who pushed me to Google “Porchez Beret” and find back the conference newsletters available in pdf on the ATypI archive website. Enjoy the images from colleagues!
  • Robert Parker logotype: refused

    Jean François Porchez
    27 Mar 2014 | 2:30 am
    In 2013, ZeCraft was asked by a design agency to work on logotype based on the signature of Robert Parker, the wine advocate. I have worked closely with this agency. Proposed few options in June 2013…
  • ECV New York 2014

    Jean François Porchez
    6 Feb 2014 | 6:07 am
    For the second time, following a very succesful trip in 2013, we will be back to New York between the 11 to 16 february 2014 with a group of 10 french students! As last year, the 2014 trip in New York will be the cherry on the cake.
  • ECV 2013 students typefaces

    Jean François Porchez
    4 Feb 2014 | 12:29 am
    Last semester, our students from the ECV Typographic design have to work on a revival of typeface.This project was just a part of a more wider Typographic design course. They really discovered through this project how to draw letterforms, something they never tried in the past.
  • ECV 2013 students presentations

    Jean François Porchez
    8 Jan 2014 | 3:16 am
    This master in typographic design started in early 2012, its the second class we have. Our topics cover typography in many area as possible: identity, editorial project, signage, events identity. The group of various instructors that I manage works well. In addition we teach them lettering, and typeface design. We invite also several professional to present they work and share experiences.
 
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    The FontFeed

  • Type Design Finally Arrives at TED

    Yves Peters
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:15 am
    Well, that was rather unexpected. Yesterday the Twitterverse – by way of the inimitable Tobias Frere-Jones, type designer extraordinaire and (co-)creator of some of the most popular typefaces out there – alerted me to the fact that type design had indeed landed on planet TED. Living legend Matthew Carter is one of the very few (the only?) type designers to have worked in all technologies. He started cutting type in metal, then designed typefaces for every subsequent technology, and currently is at the forefront of digital type design optimised for on screen reading. That’s…
  • (Re)live TYPO San Francisco With Five Videos

    Yves Peters
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:50 pm
    I am home since this morning, fighting a jetlag and recovering from a jampacked week in the Twin Cities. I had a marvelous time – after my two talks, judging the AIGA Minnesota 2014 Design Show and participating in the panel discussion on opening night of the show, I had the opportunity to visit friends old and new. I finally got to meet Process Type Foundry’s Nicole Dotin and Eric Olson in person (and their lovely newborn Mercer and dog Charlie); the next day I visited Mark Simonson whom I hadn’t seen since he visited my home town Gent with his wife and daughter seven years ago, and…
  • TYPO San Francisco Next Week

    Yves Peters
    4 Apr 2014 | 9:41 am
    Excitement is building in the Bay Area, both at FontShop’s San Francisco office and the local (and not-so local) design community. For two inspiration-packed days, on Thursday April 10 and Friday April 11, some 30 international speakers will delight the audience at TYPO San Francisco “Rhythm” in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The organisation predicts a sell-out, so get your tickets sooner rather than later. What sets TYPO SF from similar events is that its schedule boasts a high number of speakers you rarely can see in the United States (yet it also includes a fair share of local…
  • Minneapolis Mini-Tour Next Week

    Yves Peters
    2 Apr 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Amidst the excitement caused by the successful launch of the public beta of the new FontShop website I would like to quickly announce my Minneapolis Mini-Tour next week – very bummed I am missing the terrific TYPO San Francisco “Rhythm” though. I have been invited by AIGA Minnesota to be a judge for their Design Show 2014 on April 9 and 10. Because I am coming over anyway I offered Craig Eliason to speak at the local Type Tuesdays on April 8, and also volunteered for a CreativeMornings talk on April 11. Whatever little free time is left I will try to visit local type designers and…
  • My Type of Music: April’s Fool 2014 Special

    Yves Peters
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:41 am
    I had been slipping a little when it comes to My Type of Music posts, so it feels good to be back on track, reviewing the covers for recent album releases on The FontFeed. Even though the concept of the music album may sound archaic to anyone under 30, it still is a valid form of art. The selection included in this episode proves that music – now as much as in the past – can be a powerful source of inspiration for beautiful, refreshing, challenging and most of all surprising artwork. We start this episode with an astonishing example of typography mirroring the image. On Lažno…
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    Typophile - News

  • Announcing P22 Wedge - A Font by Architect Bruce Rotherham

    jimy
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Wedge is the singular vision of one man. Spanning decades, the design of this font took the history of the Roman letter into full consideration. Despite ultimate rejection for production into metal type, the design was realized as intended and is now released in digital form. Noted New Zealand architect Bruce Rotherham (1926–2004) was inspired by Herbert Bayer’s "universal alphabet" created at the Bauhaus in 1927.  While he admired Bayer’s pure geometry, Rotherham felt it was "virtually unreadable." The Bauhaus-inspired inclination for architectural publications to use sans serif…
  • High Legibility And Versatility Combine In New Burlingame Typeface

    Monotype
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:08 pm
    New to the Monotype® library, the 36-font Burlingame® typeface family offers designers a square, sans-serif design that is suitable for a wide range of purposes, from branding, advertising and packaging to automotive displays, user interfaces, motion graphics, and mobile and broadcast environments. Designed by Carl Crossgrove, senior type designer at Monotype, the Burlingame typeface performs with strength and grace at any size. It’s a multifaceted, multipurpose typeface family. An introductory promotion is available through May 8, 2014 when licensing the entire Burlingame family of…
  • Wladimir Klitschko Punches Out A Font To Fight Illiteracy

    Monotype
    27 Feb 2014 | 7:36 am
    World boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko is attempting to deal a knockout blow to illiteracy through a unique fundraising initiative – and Monotype is in full support. Klitschko has punched 26 letters to create a font, which is now available for free on Linotype.com. Monotype has optimized the fist-painted font to ensure clarity and quality. All proceeds from the voluntary monetary contributions will go to the Klitschko Brothers Foundation in partnership with German charity organization BILD’s “A Heart for Children” charity http://www.ein-herz-fuer-kinder.de to combat illiteracy…
  • More Than 100 Fonts from The Foundry by David Quay & Freda Sack Available via Monotype

    Monotype
    28 Jan 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Monotype is now the exclusive provider of more than 100 typefaces from The Foundry, a U.K.-based typeface design studio owned and operated by typeface designers, David Quay and Freda Sack. The Foundry is known for premium-quality typefaces, with designs that have been sought and used by ad agencies, businesses and design professionals across the globe. The Foundry collection features a range of serif, sans serif and display typefaces. Examples of typefaces in the collection include the Foundry Sans™ family, inspired by the humanistic aspects of the Stempel Garamond™ serif typeface, and…
  • New from G-Type: Precious Sans Two

    Nick Cooke
    27 Jan 2014 | 8:06 am
    27.1.14 New release by G-Type: Precious Sans Two. G-Type’s first new font release of 2014 is actually a major reworking of an old one, Precious Sans, which originally appeared back in 2002. The new family is called Precious Sans Two, available from www.g-type.com with a 50% discount until the end of January, then with 25% off the standard price until Feb 28th 2014. Over a decade after it’s first appearance G-Type’s Nick Cooke decided the time was right to re-appraise the typeface, scrutinise the old letterforms and make some important enhancements. Make no mistake though, Precious Sans…
 
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    Fonts.com: About Fonts

  • Web Fonts

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
  • Your subscription has been cancelled

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
  • Serif vs. Sans for Text in Responsive Design

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
    In today’s world, type is no longer read only in print, but also in a multitude of screen-based environments, including computers, smart phones, tablets and e-readers. Content is viewed on a range of media of the viewer’s choosing. People visit websites on their tablets and smart phones; they read e-books on computers as well as mobile devices. This array of “delivery mechanisms” adds a dimension of complexity to the designer’s job.
  • How Do I Use My Web Fonts on a Secure (SSL enabled) Page?

    14 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    To use Web fonts on a secure page, simply modify the beginning of your Fonts.com Web Fonts script from "http://fast.fonts.com..." to "https://fast.fonts.com..."
  • Serif vs. Sans for Text in Print

    9 Apr 2014 | 6:48 am
    One of the first determinations to be made when selecting a typeface for text is serif or sans? This decision should be based on several key points regarding the project at hand. Once made, your typeface search will be narrowed down considerably.
 
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    You Should Like Type Too

  • Everything’s a blur from a bus in UP

    Rob
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:20 pm
    These were all shot from a bus between Lucknow and Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • At the @Komische_Oper with @typeoff

    Rob
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:16 pm
  • Japanese legibility test

    Rob
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:59 am
    This is just a quick and rough test showing some different methods of obscuring letters. @Tosche_e claimed that the 3rd example should be the most legible for Japanese… Update: I received feedback from a Japanese designer that he could easily read each of the above examples. However, this is entirely contextually based – the text is a logical sentence. Seen alone, many words may be difficult or impossible to make out. He then provided some interesting samples of how it can be impossible to identify certain obscured Kanji characters.
  • Letter Recognition – Latin vs Devanagari

    Rob
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:36 am
    You are probably familiar already with the fact that in the Latin script, the top halves of letters are more important for character recognition than the bottom halves. The question was just posed by @Tosche_E: how does this apply to other scripts such as Devanagari? My quick reply was that it doesn’t work for Devanagari at least. The middle section of the letters is the most important, but there is too much other information above and below the letters that you simply can’t ignore.
  • Milk

    Rob
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:17 am
    Love this K! I barely got the shot as the rickshaw zipped past.
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    The FontGear Blog

  • Typeface Tuesday: Rein Grotesk

    fontgear
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:22 am
    Designed by Jason Aitcheson. Published by The Northern Block Ltd.
  • The Sign Painter

    fontgear
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:27 am
    A short film that interviews sign painter, Mike Langley. Film by DressCode.
  • Typeface Tuesday: Children of Bolduc

    fontgear
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:32 am
    Les Enfants de la Bolduc. Designed by Philippe Cossette. “This project reflects La Bolduc’s influence on the contemporary music 70 years after her death. The typography and logo were created from form of three different colors, each represents a big step of Bolduc’s life. The overlay of the three colors shows the cultural gift she yield to future Quebec artists.”
  • The Men Who Make Letters

    fontgear
    20 Mar 2014 | 10:19 am
    Directed & Produced by: Dress Code
  • Wake Up And Smell The Bacon

    fontgear
    13 Mar 2014 | 11:24 am
    Oscar Mayer has a new alarm app – one that literally wakes you up to the smell of bacon. To some, the idea is probably disgusting, while others are wondering why this hasn’t happened sooner. We aren’t commenting one way or another. The app works with a detachable plug that you connect to the headphone slot of your phone. The Wake Up and Smell the Bacon promise? A “bacon awakening beyond your wildest dreams.” (image via http://www.designworklife.com)
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    I LOVE TYPOGRAPHY

  • Cloths of heaven

    johno
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:11 am
    Cloths of Heaven is Seb Lester’s interpretation of ‘Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven’, a poem by the renowned Irish poet W. B. Yeats. It is a continuation of his exploration of the theme of beauty in the context of letterform design. He has produced a limited edition screen print and also collaborated with The London Embroidery Studio to produce an embroidered piece, available as a small-run limited edition. “Yeats’s poem references ‘embroidered cloths’ and ‘gold and silver threads’, so I wanted to try to make the screen print look like an…
  • An idea of a typeface

    johno
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    Aware that there is no such thing as total neutrality, Neutral typeface explores how the absence of stylistic associations can help the reader to engage with the content of a text. Is the typeface neutral?Neutral began as my graduation project for my BA in graphic design from the Royal Academy of Art (The Hague) in 2005. It is the result of an attempt to create a typeface free of all connotations or associations that could distract a reader from the text, a font that delivers the character of the written material untouched by the character of the typeface design. The whole project…
  • This Week in Fonts

    Sean Mitchell
    4 Apr 2014 | 6:03 am
    A monumental family from Hoefler & Co, a casual sans by Type Supply, a seaworthy display from Kyle Wayne Benson, a ferry inspired face by Letters from Sweden, an extensive script family from Martina Flor, a strong grotesk by The Northern Block, a functional slab from ReType, and a bright iconset by Symbolset. Hoefler & Co: Surveyor A monumental family of typefaces designed for print and screen, and for sizes large and small. Type Supply: Marigny Designed by Tal Leming A casual typeface that was drawn with serious typography in mind. Kyle Wayne Benson: Maritime Champion Designed by…
  • The Sign Painter

    johno
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    A short film on sign painter, Mike Langley: Sponsored by Hoefler & Co. and The Sign Painter
  • This Week in Fonts

    Sean Mitchell
    16 Mar 2014 | 9:53 am
    An elegant script from Sudtipos, an aggressive face by Blackletra, a hand made family from Latinotype, a dynamic sans by Rui Abreu, a geometric sans from Rene Bieder, a cursive fat face by Dzianis Serabrakou, a lively script from Lián Types, a well-balanced slab by Parachute, a lovely sign painting font from Liebe Fonts, and a contemporary serif by Schwartzco. Sudtipos: Courtesy Script Designed by Alejandro Paul Courtesy Script captures the elegance and propriety of finely practiced Spencerian penmanship. Blackletra: Haltrix Designed by Daniel Sabino Haltrix is an aggressive and angular…
 
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  • It Might Be Beautiful, But It’s Not Readable

    Michael Stinson
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Although there's been many ideas on how to save ink by selecting different typefaces, designing one specifically with the goal to save the world is both an applaudable and ambitious effort.
  • Creative Types: What’s Your Typographic Alter Ego?

    Rachel Elnar
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:01 pm
    “There is something immediately comfortable about the typeface. Yet the more time you spend with it, the more of the details you appreciate — while never becoming precious. The letterforms themselves adhere to a tight grid but this structure allows for a flexibility in the ways it can be used to express different ideas.”   —  Tim Guy, Creative Director at Google
  • Wayfinding on the Web: Typography As Tour Guide

    Rachel Elnar
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:16 am
    We move through information with visual cues. Good user experience (UX) creates preference and influences memory. Typography can add value by simplifying information hierarchy of websites, apps and other digital media.
  • Typographic Counseling With Patient Carmina Maust

    Rachel Elnar
    3 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Our Type Therapy Clinic can be an effective treatment for chronic typographic issues and to help prevent long-term design relapse. Patient Carmina Maust joined a clinical session with other design practioners at TypeEd.
  • Spec The Spirit

    Rachel Elnar
    21 Mar 2014 | 4:04 pm
    The bottles behind these letterforms have been distilled, blended, fermented and aged to taste. If you know your fine spirits, then you're top shelf and have a good chance of winning this logo quiz.
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