You Are My Type
March 31, 2009 11:23 AM   Subscribe

The Ministry of Type is a weblog about type, typography, lettering, calligraphy and other related things. The FontFeed, from the folks at FontShop, is a daily dispatch of recommended fonts, typography techniques, and inspirational examples of digital type at work in the real world.

Articles of interest in the archives include:

Passenger and pedestrian symbols created in the early 20th Century; as part of the Isotype project set up by Otto Neurath to provide information to the often-illiterate proletariat.

Central to banknote designs are Guilloche patterns, which can be created mechanically with a geometric lathe, or more likely these days, mathematically.

Travel posters promoting travel to exotic eras and destinations, such as the Crimson Canyons of Mars, Tranquil Miranda, or the Winter Wonderland of the Ice Age.

It’s not just the latest font technology, but also the most advanced, poised to replace the old TrueType and PostScript formats. Embrace the open type hype.

The best contemporary handwriting typefaces in various writing styles — from print to cursive, simple to swashy.

Sometimes, flat just doesn’t cut it, and we need to find other, more attractive ways to present designs. Tutorial: Photorealistic Perspective
posted by netbros (12 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
Type posts are the best posts.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 11:27 AM on March 31, 2009

I love the layout of that site. Love.

Clean, simple, consistent. Excellent use of the grid.

The content is great as well :)
posted by flippant at 11:35 AM on March 31, 2009

No! Must... not... buy... more... retro-futuristic posters!
posted by GuyZero at 11:43 AM on March 31, 2009 [1 favorite]

Type posts are the best posts.

Which type posts?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:46 AM on March 31, 2009

No Alvy, it was a command.

"posts are the best posts."
posted by GuyZero at 11:54 AM on March 31, 2009 [2 favorites]

You know how to play mefi like a fiddle. Favorite whore!
posted by stavrogin at 11:56 AM on March 31, 2009

"Type-type posts," he typed in his post.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 11:59 AM on March 31, 2009

posted by CCBC at 12:17 PM on March 31, 2009

Those posters make me nostalgic for the future.
posted by The Whelk at 12:20 PM on March 31, 2009

Ministry of Type is a favorite of mine, but I hadn't seen FontFeed before- many thanks!
posted by Mister_A at 12:30 PM on March 31, 2009

I love the Ministry of Type. Love love love.
posted by ocherdraco at 12:51 PM on March 31, 2009

If you truly love type then it's hard to go past I Love Typography
posted by puffmoike at 8:23 AM on April 1, 2009

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