The Ministry of Type
is a weblog about type, typography, lettering, calligraphy and other related things. The FontFeed
, from the folks at FontShop
, is a daily dispatch of recommended fonts, typography techniques, and inspirational examples of digital type at work in the real world.
Articles of interest in the archives include:
Passenger and pedestrian symbols created in the early 20th Century; as part of the Isotype project
set up by Otto Neurath to provide information to the often-illiterate proletariat.
Central to banknote designs are Guilloche patterns
, which can be created mechanically with a geometric lathe, or more likely these days, mathematically.
promoting travel to exotic eras and destinations, such as the Crimson Canyons of Mars, Tranquil Miranda, or the Winter Wonderland of the Ice Age.
It’s not just the latest font technology, but also the most advanced, poised to replace the old TrueType and PostScript formats. Embrace the open type hype
The best contemporary handwriting typefaces
in various writing styles — from print to cursive, simple to swashy.
Sometimes, flat just doesn’t cut it, and we need to find other, more attractive ways to present designs. Tutorial: Photorealistic Perspective