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Kontrapunkt typeface

Most free typefaces are worth about what you pay for them. But the Danish design firm Kontrapunkt (I think the word means “counterpoint”) has released its fine corporate…

Ghost signs

I love ghost signs. I’ve been meaning to take some pictures in SF. Now I find (via Book of Joe) that Sam Roberts has an entire blog devoted…

Typographic humor

A font walks into a bar. Bartender says, “We don’t serve your type here.” Via fontblog. (I assume the font was Comic Sans.)

Letterpress printing

Why can’t we produce a computer printer that bites the page?

Royal Futura

Most discussion of type in film centers on anachronisms — how could characters in a movie set in the thirties read materials set in a typeface designed in…

15th-Century Type

A photoset on flickr (click image to visit). Look at the beautiful even color.

InDesign and XML

InDesign CS3 is being touted for its XML capabilities. It’s an interesting concept, especially, I suppose, for publishing repetitive documents like newsletters and journals, since the container and…

Helvetica Love/Hate Contest Winners

Funny the buzz about Helvetica lately. Over at Veer they had a “rant or rave” about Helvetica contest. Below are the winning entries. What does it say that…

The Aesthetics of Reading

Kevin Larson (Microsoft) and Rosalind Picard (MIT) have published a paper called “The Aesthetics of Reading” (pdf link) that attempts to determine whether typographic refinements result in improved…

Logos from Letters

Before&After has a pretty good summary of how to make a logo by interlocking, overlaying, or otherwise connecting letters. Though basic, it can be useful as a reminder…

13 ways of looking at a typeface

At Designer Observer, Michael Bierut lists some of the factors that lead us to choose one typeface over another. *** On a semi-related note, lately in boring meetings…

Paint it Black

In the New York Review of Magazines (whatever that is), designer Roger Black “critiques” (makes a few random comments about) the typefaces of several magazines. Unless I’m misreading…

Gill Sans

examples of Gill Sans, an English institution, from Designer magazine Ben Archer has an interesting article in Singapore’s Designer magazine¬†Typotheque which he compares Eric Gill’s Gill Sans to…

Free Vista Fonts

If you have a Windows system but you aren’t running Vista you can still legally install the new Vista fonts (which will work fine without Vista) for free….

Helvetica, the Poster

The official Helvetica movie poster.

Galliard

My fitful progress on The Typehead Chronicles continues with a page devoted to Galliard. I’m working now on a book about the art of the Mewar kingdom of…