"Commonwealth of Diverse Cultures: Poland's Heritage
is an international educational exhibition which presents the history of tolerance and cohabitation of various ethnic groups in the territory of Polish-Lithuanian Commowealth and is addressed primarily to foreigners all around the world"
. This is achieved via a very beautiful flash site.
posted by peacay
on Mar 25, 2008 -
As part of the recent Dutch Design Week
, students were instructed to produce an original typeset using thin, flat material (metal strips, tape, toilet paper, etc.) and then "pick one location, and create a large scale zigzag lettering and make passersby hallucinate."
posted by Terminal Verbosity
on Nov 12, 2007 -
A Website about Corporate Identity.
A large archive of corporation logos with design credits, typeface identification (or, at least the typographic roots of the ID's.) and Pantone color information. Not at all complete, but it's a very nice start. Hopefully it will continue to expand.
via: Grain Edit
posted by JBennett
on Nov 7, 2007 -
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 -
This ongoing project, started in 1998, is aimed at documenting, appreciating, and recontextualizing vernacular letterforms and typography. (Design dorks rejoice!)
posted by ColdChef
on May 7, 2007 -
The Hall of Best Knowledge
"combines lush imagery with lucid prose—imagine the works of Chaucer projected on the ceiling of the Sistine hapel—creating a weekly learning experience that is without equal in this or any age." Updated weekly. A collection of hand-drawn typographic teachings on Flickr. (from Drawn!
posted by TimTypeZed
on Feb 10, 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 -
is a creative project run by five russian type designers. Day by day, they create original typefaces and post their results along with routine.
posted by Robot Johnny
on Jun 1, 2005 -
saw the publication of many great romantic epics: Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso
in 1516; Torquato Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered
in 1581; and Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene
in 1590 and 1596.
But perhaps the most ambitious and mysterious of them all was the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili
published in 1499 by Aldus Manutius
(previously discussed here
). The Poliphili
has usually been attributed to an Italian monk named Francesco Colonna
, although recently some have claimed that it was the work of architect and humanist Leon Battista Alberti
, even though he died in 1472.
has long fascinated scholars because of its amazing typography
, the cinematic style of its woodcuts
, and the strange messages
seemingly hidden in this multi-lingual text. Written in Italian, Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Chaldean, and even some hieroglyphs, it has only recently been translated into English. This strange text has inspired a great deal of research
and even a New York Times best-selling murder mystery.
posted by papakwanz
on Feb 4, 2005 -
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.
posted by Robot Johnny
on Jan 31, 2005 -
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
posted by sixtwenty3dc
on Oct 21, 2004 -
Lego® — The Type Designer's Friend
Renowned typographer Mark Simonson, in a quiet post to his lovely website, displays genius in a solution to a problem created by a need to capture thirty-five year-old fonts stored on spools of negative film so they can be revived in digitized form.
posted by tenseone
on Oct 15, 2004 -
typoGenerator. typoGenerator is a random generator for 'typoPosters'. a typoPoster is a poster, created from images and letters/text that doesn´t have any sense, just to look good [via coolstop]
posted by soundofsuburbia
on Jul 19, 2004 -