Type The Sky:
font project by a student at the University of Duisburg-Essen.
The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web.
Robert Bringhurt's undisputed bible of typography
until now has been limited to print design. This site, a work in progress, presents his principles one at a time, and explains how to follow them as a web designer using HTML and CSS.
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
The Scourge of Arial.
It has spread like a virus through the typographic landscape and illustrates the pervasiveness of Microsoft's
influence in the world. Arial, however, has a rather dubious history and not much character
. In fact, Arial is little more than a shameless impostor...
is a creative project run by five russian type designers. Day by day, they create original typefaces and post their results along with routine.
Web of Letters
Type in a word -- instant type collage.
- Create, edit, and save your own truetype pixel font via this web app.
Thinking with Type
The online companion to the book of the same name offers a nice little online primer on the finer points of typography, including my favourite new online game: Dumb Quotes. Remember kids: only you
can prevent poor kerning.
Help is needed
to save the Imprimerie Nationale, one of the greatest repositories of typographic material in the world. (If you have ever used a Garamond revival, or a Didot or a Fournier, you are indebted to the Imprimerie.) Their collection, which spans four centuries, is scheduled to be dissolved in the next twelve months.
quoted from Jonathan Hoefler's email that posted by
benson to the typophile forums
The title screens
of hundreds of your favourite movies
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.
like you've never seen it (quicktime movie).
Behind The Typeface Presents: Cooper Black.
The gripping saga of one typeface's trials and tribulations, following its path from the dizzying heights of stardom to the brink of self-destruction and back again. (Flash 5, approx. 3MB.)
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.