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 -
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 -
how the smart people create those weird ♥ √ ⊄ ⊗ characters on MeFi and in other places? Wonder no more. Brought to you via MeFi's own riffola
, who has a simplified version
of his own.
posted by dg
on Jan 28, 2003 -
"We are summoning forth the proletariat
around the globe to aid us in this revolution. We call on the common man to rise up in revolt against this evil of typographical ignorance. We believe in the gospel message "ban comic sans."
posted by m@
on Nov 25, 2002 -
In the space of about an hour tonight I found, without looking, two web pages that are about film typography: Mark Simonson's "Typecasting
: The Use (and Misuse) of Period Typography in Movies" [indirectly via kottke.org
] and Joe Clark's "Typecasting
: Review of, and Commentary on, Film Typography," which was inspired by Mark Simonson's page [via the Me-Fi Projects Mailing List
]. I love movies and I like typography, so it was cool to find pages that combined those interests, especially because I really like all of the movies mentioned on Mark Simonson's page.
posted by kirkaracha
on Apr 1, 2002 -
Jakob Nielsen believes
can save you $2000/year. Um, yeah, Jakob.
Go just for the experience of seeing the God of Ugly Design say, "We desperately need better-looking computers..."
[link via typographer.com
posted by Su
on Feb 7, 2002 -