"Reading printed text is so fluid and transparent for most people that it's hard to imagine it feeling any other way. Maybe that's why it took a dyslexic designer to create a typeface
that optimizes the reading experience for people who suffer from that condition." [more inside]
How well do you know your fonts?
A video from CollegeHumor which made me laugh more than a video from CollegeHumor really should.
- Create, edit, and save your own truetype pixel font via this web app.
in a simple yet exceedingly well designed wrapper. via newstoday
Free the Olympukes.
Fontshop, the 500-lb gorilla of type foundries, has released Jonathan Barnbrook's Olympukes dingbat font - which does a good job of reconciling the love/hate relationship many of us have with this most constructed of all sports events - for free
is the politically savage
designer behind the Virus
typefoundry, and is probably most well-known for collaborations with Damien Hirst
and the typefaces Exocet
(which was originally called Manson – and "intended to speak of the uncomfortable associations between elegance and violence"
– but was renamed Mason in a fit of
marketing), which are sold through the fine folks at Emigre
Are you a typoholic?
It starts so innocently. One day you're mildly interested in the difference between display and text typefaces. Soon you can distinguish between teardrop and beak terminals. Suddenly you're annoying everyone in the movie theater by yelling out the names of all the fonts used in the credits. What's so scary is that you never saw it coming. You, my friend, are a type freak.
is an amazing, free, font identification tool. Ever seen some nice text in print or on the web, wanted to use it yourself, but couldn't work out what font they used? By answering a series of simple questions (Does the 'Q' tail cross the circle? What shape is the 'g'?), all presented with handy example pictures, Identifont can quickly identify the name of the font you're looking for.
Font sizing comparisons
The Noodle Incident has screenshots comparing different font sizing methods on various browsers and platforms.
has some interesting type experimentation geared towards the screen. Warrning: browser hijacking, though relatively well-done. More stuff at NoFont
, and Bembo's Zoo
. Know of any other places people are playing like this?
A bunch of display type hacks...
who just happen to be the berries in my book. Ok, I'm a type geek, I admit it - and I've designed a couple of fonts
myself... But the boys over at House Industries
are without a doubt the hippest cats this side of a kerning table.