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December 7, 2005 2:31 AM   Subscribe

Type design in Switzerland from A to Z, and more about typography from other destinations around the world, like Finland and The Netherlands, as well as other European, Asian Pacific and South American countries.
posted by Rothko (6 comments total)
Typography porn. Yum.

Thanks, Rothko.
posted by Haruspex at 2:37 AM on December 7, 2005


Geeky computer stuff doesn't even reach this level of geekiness.
posted by redteam at 2:46 AM on December 7, 2005

Brilliant site, thanks for reminding me it existed!

A really useful site (can't remember if it's ever been posted here) is what the font. Useful if you ever have those moments where you go... "I know that font! Dammit, what is it's name again"
posted by twistedonion at 3:31 AM on December 7, 2005

Yowzah! The more I see, the more I realize how little I know, about fonts and everything else, I suppose. Danke!

I love the review that says, "These display fonts have a nice "je ne sais quoi" and lots of oomph." Just oaky enough, with a hint of tobacco and a tease of olallieberry on the finish; amusing in its presumption.

The Swiss seem to have way more than their share of typographers and graphic artists of all sorts; I wonder why. Plus the nice watches, yummy chocolate, and larcenous bankers...
posted by clicktosubmit at 4:23 AM on December 7, 2005

Just had to be done:

metafilter: The more I see, the more I realize how little I know
posted by twistedonion at 6:04 AM on December 7, 2005

This site has been source of so many great finds at the Slack house. And lots of late nights where I swear just "one more site" and then I'm going to bed.

My only complaint with the site is that once you've spent some time there you stumble upon the same sites over and over again. And it's hard to figure out what's been updated, which makes it a sort of tiring font game trying to fin the new stuff.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 6:22 AM on December 7, 2005

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