It’s easy to talk about Adrian Frutiger
in the past tense, since his most influential fonts – Univers
, and the eponymous Frutiger
– are all at least thirty years old. But he is still alive
, and in the summer of 2006, as he was presented with the Society for Typographic Aficionados
’ annual Typography Award
, type designer Mark Simonson
gave a presentation on how Frutiger
[pdf, 18 MB] affected, and continues to affect, him and all others who benefit from good typography.
posted by tepidmonkey
on Oct 3, 2007 -
An open letter to John Warnock.
"Please consider releasing eight to twelve core fonts into the public domain. The amount of revenue lost from a small core set of fonts surely can’t have a significant impact on Adobe’s bottom line."
posted by DrJohnEvans
on Aug 30, 2006 -
) is a man of many talents. His own site
(flash/sound) is fun (often funny) and chock full of agreeably wacky sounds, but can take some time to navigate. Reichel hasn't made it easy for you if you happen to be in a hurry. You may well get stuck somewhere and just give up. That'd be a shame, though, cause you'd miss getting acquainted with the guitars
he makes and plays. Or how he designs fonts
. The mixing board
shenanigans are not to be missed (once you get past those curious little fellows in the brown hats), plus you can sorta kinda play his daxophone
yourself. And of course conduct your own little ensemble of meercats
when one of them finally comes out of hiding and says "Hallo! Play with me".
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Aug 3, 2006 -
Not My Type
- An office and its occupants, made entirely of typographic characters, create a theatre of emotion. View the separate animations (Flash) 1
. Also, visit an article
on the work's concept development and storyboarding process. And there's more
posted by sjvilla79
on Aug 16, 2005 -
, aka Blackletter
, aka Fraktur
are often associated
with Nazi propaganda these days. And indeed, at the beginning the Nazis encouraged their use...that is, until, in one of the most bizarre decrees
of the Third Reich, Hitler declared them "non-German" and even "Jewish" and banned them with immediate effect.
Funny thing is, Fraktur would take its vengeance
on Hitler fans forty years later...
(And before any typographic pedant points it out, yes, I know Fraktur is a subdivision of the Gothic/Blackletter family of fonts)
posted by Skeptic
on Aug 9, 2005 -
Forget Verdana, here’s sIFR
: anti-aliased text in your browser in any font you like.
The next big thing? Just a kludge? Heard about it already?
posted by Termite
on Dec 29, 2004 -
Naked body letters.
Um... letters made out of naked bodies. Obviously not safe for work, but really more artsy and "nude" than even erotic. K, T and C
are particularly nice, for example.
posted by Shane
on Jun 10, 2004 -
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.
posted by ColdChef
on Apr 29, 2004 -
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.
posted by chrismear
on Apr 7, 2004 -
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?
posted by Su
on Nov 10, 2001 -
is a freeware serif font of sufficient quality to be used instead of Times. Are there any other worthy freeware alternatives to the main system fonts? (via Lines and Splines)
posted by ecvgi
on Jul 16, 2001 -
Can't remember what that font was on your last project? Looking for a font that's grundge, or one that's high tech looking? Point Central
has the best font database I've seen.
posted by mathowie
on Jul 15, 1999 -