— Using the 26 letters of the alphabet as the starting point, the curators selected a specific typeface that began with each respective letter to develop a 3d alphabet of alphabets. After thoroughly researching the history of each letter, they set out to represent each individual character graphically with elements of its history serving as the foundation. Arkitypo: letter rotations on Vimeo.
posted by netbros
on Feb 11, 2012 -
The unexpected (possible) history of the world's most famous typeface.
Mike Parker, former head of typographic development at Morgenthaler Linotype, has challenged the standard history of Times New Roman
. The typeface, Parker claims, wasn't designed by "the great persuader" Stanley Morison
and Victor Lardent of Monotype in 1931, but rather thirteen years earlier by an American, William Starling Burgess
, an airplane and yacht designer, published poet, and naval architect
who married five times and whose daughter, also named Starling Burgess, described him as “a bird of paradise in a family of English sparrows.” By the time of that statement, she no longer shared his name, but had become
the celebrated children's author Tasha Tudor
posted by ocherdraco
on Aug 17, 2009 -