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  • What are Optotypes? Eye Charts in Focus

    I Love Typography
    johno
    12 Jul 2015 | 6:56 am
    I started my quest by asking my ophthalmologist, who enthusiastically provided a dizzying amount of technical information about the variety of eye charts and tests designed for different audiences and eye conditions. Suddenly, a simple question became a series of discoveries. Not only is there not one letterform design or font used for eye charts; the letterform designs are more appropriately called optotypes, of which there are several versions. There is a science to the design of optotypes and their legibility at specific distances. Since I am a graphic designer and not an eye or vision…
  • Sites We Like: Pilot & Captain and Maptote

    The Typekit Blog
    Sally Kerrigan
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:35 am
    We’ve got summer travel on our minds this week. Just in time for your next vacation, here are a couple sites celebrating travel stylishly, with fun collections and great typography. Pilot and Captain If you have a weakness for airport codes and other travel paraphernalia, Pilot and Captain is the outfitter you’ve been waiting for. Just look at all the t-shirts dedicated to airports worldwide! Brandon Grotesque is the dominant typeface in use here, keeping the tone light and a little playful. Maptote Maybe being in the air isn’t quite your thing, but you’re all about…
  • The Last Word on Helvetica?

    I Love Typography
    johno
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Perhaps this article should have ended at the question mark in its title. And by the end of it, you may well concur. However, in the meantime, and before I get started — and I promise this won’t take long — let me be clear, I am not, I repeat, not (in bold for emphasis) a Helvetica hater.Ostensibly, my only gripe with Helvetica (designed by Max Miedinger & Eduard Hoffmann) is not the typeface itself, but how — and how often — it is pressed into service. It’s oftentimes like that sweater from high school: no matter how much you love it, you’ll never ever look…
  • Typography on Instagram

    H&Co | News, Notes & Observations
    hoefler@typography.com
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:19 am
    Over instant messaging at our office, the typographic obsessions of our typeface designers, graphic designers, web developers and businesspeople have lately coalesced into a game of photographic oneupsmanship. We thought it time to share with the rest of the world, so pop over to Instagram and you’ll find the goods. Included are some typographic artifacts that have escaped scholarship, a few excerpts from our studio library, and some typographic moments that we’ve encountered in our travels from Havana to The Hague. Later this week we’ll be posting a peculiar bit of…
  • Pull Quotes

    H&Co | News, Notes & Observations
    hoefler@typography.com
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:31 am
    It’s surprising how much writing that isn’t about design turns out to be about design. For years, I’ve been squirreling away sentiments that resonate with me, scribbling them into sketchbooks or thumbing them into many generations of smartphone. Their sources vary: a hard-boiled mystery that I read on vacation, an in-flight magazine interview with a restaurateur, a book about viniculture, Twitter. One is attributable to a cartoon character. CEO Marissa Mayer adroitly captured what connects geeks and designers, and Jay-Z perfectly articulated something I’ve always felt…
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    I Love Typography

  • What are Optotypes? Eye Charts in Focus

    johno
    12 Jul 2015 | 6:56 am
    I started my quest by asking my ophthalmologist, who enthusiastically provided a dizzying amount of technical information about the variety of eye charts and tests designed for different audiences and eye conditions. Suddenly, a simple question became a series of discoveries. Not only is there not one letterform design or font used for eye charts; the letterform designs are more appropriately called optotypes, of which there are several versions. There is a science to the design of optotypes and their legibility at specific distances. Since I am a graphic designer and not an eye or vision…
  • Unusual fifteenth-century fonts: part 2

    johno
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:31 am
    Nowadays, with tens of thousands of fonts available, we are accustomed to a great variety of letterforms. But, of the approximately 1,000 cataloged fifteenth-century roman fonts, very few stand out as unusual. Most share the same fundamental attributes. Almost all roman typefaces of the period are, what we now call humanist: of low contrast, lowercase e with an inclined crossbar and, in most instances (from Jenson), capital letters shorter than the ascenders of the lowercase alphabet. Not until the subsequent century do we begin to witness any significant changes to these features.Previously,…
  • ILT 2015

    johno
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:09 am
    Way back in 2007, while living in rural Japan, I created ILT. I remember its birth with supreme clarity. It began simply as a way to share what I found typographically interesting, and I never foresaw its popularity. Almost eight years on, more than 500 posts, eight moves, and four cats later, and ILT’s design had barely changed. I had experimented with numerous custom post designs for individual “art-directed” articles, but the idea of completely redesigning and recoding my WordPress theme was, at least for me, the stuff of nightmares. Add to that thousands of lines of inline CSS in…
  • The Last Word on Helvetica?

    johno
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Perhaps this article should have ended at the question mark in its title. And by the end of it, you may well concur. However, in the meantime, and before I get started — and I promise this won’t take long — let me be clear, I am not, I repeat, not (in bold for emphasis) a Helvetica hater.Ostensibly, my only gripe with Helvetica (designed by Max Miedinger & Eduard Hoffmann) is not the typeface itself, but how — and how often — it is pressed into service. It’s oftentimes like that sweater from high school: no matter how much you love it, you’ll never ever look…
  • The Pattern Project

    johno
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:48 am
    Basically, two things came together. First: I am fascinated by the mesmerizing richness of detail in medieval initials. And I admire the patience and drawing skills those medieval monks possessed – perhaps because I actually lack both. In the Middle Ages the more detailed and elaborate the decoration was, the higher the value and appreciation of the item. But it was not only about showing off or communicating relevance. Decoration also had another function: manuscripts were often structured by clever hierarchies of initials, similar to what we achieve today with headlines, varying font…
 
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    H&Co | News, Notes & Observations

  • Pull Quotes

    hoefler@typography.com
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:31 am
    It’s surprising how much writing that isn’t about design turns out to be about design. For years, I’ve been squirreling away sentiments that resonate with me, scribbling them into sketchbooks or thumbing them into many generations of smartphone. Their sources vary: a hard-boiled mystery that I read on vacation, an in-flight magazine interview with a restaurateur, a book about viniculture, Twitter. One is attributable to a cartoon character. CEO Marissa Mayer adroitly captured what connects geeks and designers, and Jay-Z perfectly articulated something I’ve always felt…
  • Choosing Fonts for Tight Tracking

    hoefler@typography.com
    10 Jul 2015 | 4:24 am
    Lately, we’ve been developing a taste for tight letterspacing. Our clients have been doing the same: designers know that tight tracking is an effective way to make any message seem more immediate and energetic. But not every typeface is designed for close quarters, and the wrong font can ruin the effect. Here are a few things to consider when setting type tightly. {image_1} {image_2} We often reach for a condensed sans when looking for a typeface that can be mortared into a solid wall, but the right serif typeface can be just as successful — and sometimes a lot more lively. Serifs…
  • Typography on Instagram

    hoefler@typography.com
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:19 am
    Over instant messaging at our office, the typographic obsessions of our typeface designers, graphic designers, web developers and businesspeople have lately coalesced into a game of photographic oneupsmanship. We thought it time to share with the rest of the world, so pop over to Instagram and you’ll find the goods. Included are some typographic artifacts that have escaped scholarship, a few excerpts from our studio library, and some typographic moments that we’ve encountered in our travels from Havana to The Hague. Later this week we’ll be posting a peculiar bit of…
  • Nicely Done: Epicurious

    hoefler@typography.com
    1 Jun 2015 | 12:02 pm
    A welcome bit of seasonal fare is the redesigned Epicurious, a hub for recipes, how-to articles, and inspiration for all things gastronomic. Building on the site’s massive recipe database, the Epicurious team took on the challenge of improving accessibility and adding new ways to discover content, two goals in which webfonts play a central part. The new Epicurious offers a fluid experience for visitors, with a more prominent and functional search mechanism, and new editorial features to accompany all the site’s content. We’re especially pleased to see our narrowest…
  • An Essential Calligraphic Facsimile

    hoefler@typography.com
    19 May 2015 | 5:28 am
    Here’s why I backed this Kickstarter project to reprint the sketchbooks of typeface designer Hermann Zapf. If you love letters, you should too. If you know Zapf Chancery and Zapf Dingbats, you know the faintest shadow of the work of Hermann Zapf. If you know exquisite mid-century books printed in Palatino, you’re getting closer; I never did, having come of age with the brutish digitization of Palatino that shipped with my first laser printer (along with other notable Zapf faces such as Optima and Melior, both too subtle to survive the barbarity of toner at three hundred dots per…
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    The Typekit Blog

  • Updates to Source Code Pro: Italics, Greek, Cyrillic, and more

    Paul D. Hunt
    17 Jul 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Wow, what a ride! 🎢  Fans of Source Code Pro, your day has arrived: we’ve updated our popular open source coding family with lots of new, exciting goodies. 🙌 Source Code now has true italics, the upright fonts now feature support for Greek and Cyrillic, and we have accommodated many user requests and made general improvements to the family. The updated versions of Source Code Pro upright fonts along with new italics are available now to sync or serve from Typekit for all plans. Some history 💻 The public saga of Source Code Pro started with a teaser image on the initial blog post…
  • Huge update to the Typekit Library: New fonts from TypeTogether, Dalton Maag, & URW++

    Ivan Bettger
    16 Jul 2015 | 11:25 am
    This one’s been simmering for a while, and we’re delighted to finally tell you about a substantial expansion to the Typekit Library. TypeTogether, Dalton Maag, and URW++ are three prolific type foundries, and this huge update introduces hundreds of their fonts into our collection. We’ve got a great mix of totally-new and new-to-Typekit fonts, along with updates and expansions to some of your favorites. We’ve listed the entire update here for easier browsing. We’ll be diving deeper into each of these foundries’ respective updates in the coming weeks. All…
  • Working Late with the Adobe Creative Residents

    Sally Kerrigan
    13 Jul 2015 | 1:02 pm
    We’re gearing up for a fresh edition of Working Late at Adobe’s San Francisco office tomorrow, with presentations and hands-on activities to suit any level of creative expression you’re up for. The evening’s highlights will be presentations from Adobe Creative Residents Kelli Anderson and Becky Murphy, with a moderated Q&A by Makeshift Society founder Rena Tom. We’ll be on hand with the Typekit Studio, and our colleagues at X​D Studio are bringing over their new RISOgraph EZ printer. The Makeshift Society has been the site of some of our previous…
  • Sites We Like: Pilot & Captain and Maptote

    Sally Kerrigan
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:35 am
    We’ve got summer travel on our minds this week. Just in time for your next vacation, here are a couple sites celebrating travel stylishly, with fun collections and great typography. Pilot and Captain If you have a weakness for airport codes and other travel paraphernalia, Pilot and Captain is the outfitter you’ve been waiting for. Just look at all the t-shirts dedicated to airports worldwide! Brandon Grotesque is the dominant typeface in use here, keeping the tone light and a little playful. Maptote Maybe being in the air isn’t quite your thing, but you’re all about…
  • Upcoming speaking events: July & August

    Sally Kerrigan
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:49 am
    Ready for a slow, relaxing summer? Not over here! We’ll be jetting in a few different directions over the next couple months for talks and conferences. Here’s where you might spot some of us. SassXSW 1 July | Bath, UK The cleverly-named SassXSW (Sass by South West) meetup will be gathering on July 1 in Bath, with our designer Jake Giltsoff as one of the speakers. We’re also pleased to be sponsors for the event, which as of posting is sold out; check for open spots on their Eventbrite page. Design Swansea 9 July | Swansea, UK Continuing his midsummer tour of the UK, Jake…
 
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    Design is Kinky

  • Nic Bezzina

    AJ
    26 Jul 2015 | 8:18 pm
    Sydney based multi-talented photographer Nic Bezzina.
  • Michael Sole

    AJ
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:25 pm
    UK landscape painter Michael Sole.
  • Kit King

    AJ
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Amazing work by Canadian artist Kit King.
  • Yoskay Yamamoto

    AJ
    9 Jul 2015 | 6:22 pm
    Japanese born, US based artist Yoskay Yamamoto.
  • Nicole Gustafsson

    AJ
    9 Jul 2015 | 6:14 pm
    Nimasprout is the world of talented US illustrator Nicole Gustafsson.
 
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    DailyType

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    CreativePro.com

  • Stormdeck: Inspiration for Graphic Designers in a Deck of Cards

    Mike Rankin
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    When you need to do a little creative brainstorming, what’s your typical approach? Do you immediately start typing things into Google? Head over to Pinterest or photo sharing sites and apps? Or are you more likely to go analog, start doodling, or flipping through the pages of books and magazines? The creators of a new Kickstarter campaign think they have a better idea: a deck of cards designed to spark your imagination and find the right approach to a creative project. Stormdeck is the name of the card set, and it features 80 cards organized into five categories: Style, Message, Color,…
  • Scanning Around With Gene: The Old Way of Photo Retouching

    Gene Gable
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Originally posted March 16, 2012 I’ve never been much of an artist, though I did, early in my career, have several opportunities to do some basic black and white photo retouching — mostly taking out a background, fixing a flaw or trying to tone down glare from reflected light. These tasks were done back then not on the computer, but with a set of special photo-retouch paints and a variety of fine brushes. Sometimes in a pinch we’d use a black Sharpie or a soft pencil. In those days you did whatever was necessary to achieve your final result, regardless of how bad it looked on the…
  • A Conversation with Adobe’s New Head of Content

    CreativePro Staff
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:46 am
    Press Release A Conversation with Scott Braut, Adobe’s new Head of Content Adobe has hired Scott Braut as Head of Content to drive the company’s content strategy and operations for Creative Cloud. Scott is a well-known leader in the content space and most recently served as the Vice President of Content for Shutterstock.  He has over 20 years of experience in content licensing, product development, eCommerce, and digital media. This content role at Adobe is new. What will it be exactly and why did you create it? Adobe has provided tools that support creativity and communication for over…
  • Photography Camera ISO Explained

    Roberto Blake
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:33 am
    ISO is part of the Exposure Triangle along with Aperture and Shutter Speed. ISO affects your camera’s sensitivity to light, but also the amount of Noise/Grain in an image.  In a previous article I explained Aperture and the role it plays in DSLR photography and the Exposure Triangle. Here we will take a close look at understand ISO. What is ISO? ISO is basically the level of sensitivity your camera sensor has to the light that is available when you’re shooting. When there is a lot of light available such as direct sun, your camera doesn’t need to be very sensitive to the…
  • Kickstarter Card Deck Campaign Features Kings of India

    Erica Gamet
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:02 am
    I don’t know where the fascination of unique card decks on Kickstarter comes from, but I could look at those projects all day. One that caught my eye is the “Kings of India” deck from Montreal-based studio Humble Raja. Sadly, my knowledge of India and designs from that country is limited to eating at some amazing Indian restaurants and being inspired to travel to that country after seeing Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. So, I’m no expert. However, the artwork that is featured on this particular card deck is detailed and beautiful, further piquing my interest in a trip to…
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    Gary Hustwit

  • A Poem is a Naked Person

    Gary Hustwit
    10 Jul 2015 | 5:31 am
    The re-release of Les Blank’s “lost” 1974 documentary about musician Leon Russell really blew me away, so a wrote a piece about the film for Talkhouse. Here’s an excerpt: While I watched “A Poem…,” I kept thinking, what the hell has happened to documentary filmmaking in the past forty years? It seems we’ve become obsessed with cleanliness, with clarity, with imposing a controlled narrative structure on our films. And while there are artists today who are experimenting with documentary form, we should all be inspired by the freedom, exuberance and…
  • NYC & London Events

    Gary Hustwit
    21 May 2015 | 8:08 am
    Please join us for upcoming events in New York City and London! Urbanized Screening & Discussion May 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Location 05, 509 West 34th St., New York, 10001 United States+ Google Map A screening of Urbanized as part of BASF’s Creator Space tour in New York City. Director Gary Hustwit will introduce the film and participate in a post-film discussion. Admission is free, but space is limited, register now. The New York City Creator Space tour will discuss ideas around Habitat, Citizenship and Resilience as three of the major challenges for a sustainable urban…
  • Turku Design Festival

    Gary Hustwit
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:19 am
    Attention Fins: there are upcoming screenings of Helvetica and Urbanized as part of the Turku Design Festival and Scene! May 8, 2015 Turku Design Festival, Turku, Finland 6:30pm Helvetica 8:00pm Urbanized See the event details on Facebook. www.turkudesignfestival.fi www.sceneturku.fi The post Turku Design Festival appeared first on Gary Hustwit.
  • NYC Book Event

    Gary Hustwit
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:19 pm
    Please join Gary Hustwit and Design Trilogy film stars Paula Scher, Karim Rashid, Davin Stowell, Noah Chasin, and Tobias Frere-Jones for a conversation and book release event at Strand Books in NYC. Wednesday, March 25, 7:00PM – 8:00PM Strand Books Rare Book Room 828 Broadway (at 12th St.) New York NY The post NYC Book Event appeared first on Gary Hustwit.
  • eBook and Kindle Out Now

    Gary Hustwit
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:32 am
    We’re pleased to announce that the ePub and Kindle versions of Helvetica / Objectified / Urbanized: The Complete Interviews are now available from Versions Publishing. For those of you who don’t want to lug around 2 1/2 pounds of paper, or if you want to search the text of the book, this is for you! You can purchase the eBook from Versions’ website, from iTunes, or at Amazon.com. The post eBook and Kindle Out Now appeared first on Gary Hustwit.
 
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    House Industries Show and Tell

  • United Font Collection

    Jess Riddle
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:53 am
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    Jess Riddle
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:44 am
  • New Velo Women's Bike Build

    Rich Roat
    16 Jul 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Fonts: Velo Serif Frame: Lugged steel from Waterford Precision Cycles Crank: House Industries Specialites TA Compact 50-34, 172.5 mm Gearing: Campagnolo Athena 11 12-29 Brakes: Paul Racer with Velo check pattern Wheels: Pacenti SL23/White Industries T-11 Hubs Tires: Grand Bois Cerf Green Label Saddle: Custom Brooks B17S (women’s) with copper-plated rails Seatpost: Paul Tall & Handsome Tanner Goods Velo Check Seat Bag Pedals: Shimano PD-A530 Silver Bar Tape: Cinelli Velo Volee Bottom Bracket: Phil Wood Stainless JIS Square Taper Bars: Ritchey Classic Curve 40 mm Stem: Ritchey Classic…
  • Trader Ken in Hawaii Thursday Night

    Andy Cruz
    15 Jul 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Still a few seats for Ken’s Lettering & House Industries spiel in Honolulu, Hawaii Thursday nite. GET TICKETS HERE.
  • Buffalo Fonts & Leather Together

    Rich Roat
    15 Jul 2015 | 2:07 pm
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    Type Specimen Pool

  • Elfen-Fraktur

    14 Jul 2015 | 12:34 am
    Ralf_H. has added a photo to the pool: typography.guru/journal/elfen-fraktur-blackletter/
  • Elfen-Fraktur

    14 Jul 2015 | 12:34 am
    Ralf_H. has added a photo to the pool: typography.guru/journal/elfen-fraktur-blackletter/
  • Licht Sans

    22 Jun 2015 | 12:02 am
    laynecom has added a photo to the pool: Here's a specimen of Licht Sans, downloadable for non-commercial purposes at FontStruct
  • Cameo type specimen

    15 Jun 2015 | 2:57 pm
    Dunwich Type has added a photo to the pool: From dailytypespecimen.com
  • Kennerley Ornaments type specimen

    15 Jun 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Dunwich Type has added a photo to the pool: From dailytypespecimen.com
 
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    Fonts.com: About Fonts

  • Installing your complimentary copy of FontExplorer X

    17 Jul 2015 | 6:09 am
  • Ampersands

    7 Jul 2015 | 12:51 pm
    The letters of the Latin alphabet haven’t changed in eons, and there is limited latitude in how much a designer can modify or embellish the basic shapes.
  • Ameriprise

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
  • What Languages do the Web Fonts Support?

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:42 am
    We offer fonts to support Latin/European languages, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Cyrillic (Russian), Thai, Arabic, and Hebrew. Additional language support will be added in the future.
  • Best Font Selection

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:34 pm
    A Web font service is only as good as the typefaces it provides. Fonts.com Web Fonts offers a selection of fonts that is unmatched in size, range and quality. Our massive inventory includes thousands of designs. From workhorse sans and serif text faces to eye-catching display designs to elegant script typefaces, Fonts.com Web Fonts offers a diverse range of styles to cover any design need. We also offer a selection of multilingual fonts to address over 40 major languages.
 
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    I Love Typography

  • What are Optotypes? Eye Charts in Focus

    johno
    12 Jul 2015 | 6:56 am
    I started my quest by asking my ophthalmologist, who enthusiastically provided a dizzying amount of technical information about the variety of eye charts and tests designed for different audiences and eye conditions. Suddenly, a simple question became a series of discoveries. Not only is there not one letterform design or font used for eye charts; the letterform designs are more appropriately called optotypes, of which there are several versions. There is a science to the design of optotypes and their legibility at specific distances. Since I am a graphic designer and not an eye or vision…
  • Unusual fifteenth-century fonts: part 2

    johno
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:31 am
    Nowadays, with tens of thousands of fonts available, we are accustomed to a great variety of letterforms. But, of the approximately 1,000 cataloged fifteenth-century roman fonts, very few stand out as unusual. Most share the same fundamental attributes. Almost all roman typefaces of the period are, what we now call humanist: of low contrast, lowercase e with an inclined crossbar and, in most instances (from Jenson), capital letters shorter than the ascenders of the lowercase alphabet. Not until the subsequent century do we begin to witness any significant changes to these features.Previously,…
  • ILT 2015

    johno
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:09 am
    Way back in 2007, while living in rural Japan, I created ILT. I remember its birth with supreme clarity. It began simply as a way to share what I found typographically interesting, and I never foresaw its popularity. Almost eight years on, more than 500 posts, eight moves, and four cats later, and ILT’s design had barely changed. I had experimented with numerous custom post designs for individual “art-directed” articles, but the idea of completely redesigning and recoding my WordPress theme was, at least for me, the stuff of nightmares. Add to that thousands of lines of inline CSS in…
  • The Last Word on Helvetica?

    johno
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Perhaps this article should have ended at the question mark in its title. And by the end of it, you may well concur. However, in the meantime, and before I get started — and I promise this won’t take long — let me be clear, I am not, I repeat, not (in bold for emphasis) a Helvetica hater.Ostensibly, my only gripe with Helvetica (designed by Max Miedinger & Eduard Hoffmann) is not the typeface itself, but how — and how often — it is pressed into service. It’s oftentimes like that sweater from high school: no matter how much you love it, you’ll never ever look…
  • The Pattern Project

    johno
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:48 am
    Basically, two things came together. First: I am fascinated by the mesmerizing richness of detail in medieval initials. And I admire the patience and drawing skills those medieval monks possessed – perhaps because I actually lack both. In the Middle Ages the more detailed and elaborate the decoration was, the higher the value and appreciation of the item. But it was not only about showing off or communicating relevance. Decoration also had another function: manuscripts were often structured by clever hierarchies of initials, similar to what we achieve today with headlines, varying font…
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    TypeEd: Fundamentals of Typography » Rag Right

  • Roger Black Wants Us To Read

    Rachel Elnar
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:13 am
    We spoke to Roger Black about the Readability Series and Reading Edge Series fonts. These two programs evidence the efforts that Roger and his company, The Font Bureau, is making in designing typefaces for readability through print technologies and digital resolution.
  • Redesigning VOICE: Kandace Selnick

    Rachel Elnar
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:29 pm
    Kandace Selnick is a print and media graphic designer based in LA who is also an Elvis enthusiast, music junkie and coffee cup collector. She is a staff designer for VOICE Magazine, the official publication of the University of La Verne.
  • Wonk: The Modular Alphabet by David Karwan

    Rachel Elnar
    12 Jun 2015 | 4:24 pm
    In Mr. (Jeff) Keedy's digital type design class at CalArts evolved a ornament system project which morphed into his “thesis” project. Wonk is a mix of 2 and 3D geometric and biomorphic forms generated to create surprising patterns. Spontaneous or controlled, this modular typeface enables a user to construct various simple or complex shapes into letterforms. Conceptually, this font is a type treatment that both subverts a kit-of-parts and subverts parts into a kit.
  • Five Fresh Typefaces: May

    Michael Stinson
    23 May 2015 | 5:47 pm
    As a creative director, much of my job is about finding the right design tools to work for brands. That includes typefaces. Typefaces need to match personalities with the brand, accommodate the possible range of content and range of characters that the company will need to use in their communications, and be fresh enough to attract the their audiences.
  • Stop Exhausting Your Reader

    Michael Stinson
    15 Feb 2015 | 5:09 pm
    We want to read what you have to say, but long lines of copy are laborious to read. And when readers have to put in too much effort, they will move on to something else, well, at least I do. How can we design a more comfortable reading experience?
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    Typewolf Blog

  • The Typographic Details Behind Typewolf’s Favorite Sites of June 2015

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This is the 17th installment of my monthly feature on Typewolf where I share my favorite type-driven websites from the previous month and then write a little about the typographic details behind the designs. You can check out last month’s post for May here. Mister French The type on this site is spaced rather loosely with added letterspacing — I think this touch helps give off an easy-breezy feel that matches the laidback aesthetic of the Mister French brand. Apercu and the heavy, poster style of Stanley make for a unique pairing, especially when the two typefaces are combined in…
  • The Typographic Details Behind Typewolf’s Favorite Sites of May 2015

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    1 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This is the 16th installment of my monthly feature on Typewolf where I share my favorite type-driven websites from the previous month and then write a little about the typographic details behind the designs. You can check out last month’s post for April here. Not To Scale I think this site is interesting in that it uses two typefaces from Hoefler & Co, Quarto and Mercury, but the third typeface, Akkurat, is from Lineto. It made me realize that what’s missing from the H&Co catalog is a design in the DIN meets Univers style. That style of typeface seems to be growing in…
  • The Typographic Details Behind Typewolf’s Favorite Sites of April 2015

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    4 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This is the 15th installment of my monthly feature on Typewolf where I share my favorite type-driven websites from the previous month and then write a little about the typographic details behind the designs. You can check out last month’s post for March here. Matthew Galloway GT Sectra is surprisingly versatile for a calligraphy-inspired typeface — at larger sizes the display version shows off fine details derived from a broad nib pen but at smaller sizes the book style cuts back on the contrast, making a perfectly readable text face. Matthew did a great job setting the body copy…
  • The Typographic Details Behind Typewolf’s Favorite Sites of March 2015

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This is the 14th installment of my monthly feature on Typewolf where I share my favorite type-driven websites from the previous month and then write a little about the typographic details behind the designs. You can check out last month’s post for February here. Ryan J. Hubbard This site uses three typefaces from Colophon Foundry, each of which features a fairly quirky design. The serif Fortescue has a distinctive sharp leg on the “R” and “K” which I really dig. Colophon describes the sans-serif Raisonne as “parodic-serious” which is an apt…
  • The Typographic Details Behind Typewolf’s Favorite Sites of February 2015

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This is the 13th installment of my monthly feature on Typewolf where I share my favorite type-driven websites from the previous month and then write a little about the typographic details behind the designs. You can check out last month’s post for January here. Charlie was a sinner It’s usually not a good idea to rely on a display face for the single typeface on your site. Display typefaces, like Chronicle Display, are meant to be used at large sizes for headlines and are not intended for body copy. That being said, I think this site can get away with it — there is…
 
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