The Eagle Has Landed
Welcome to another Sunday Type. I’ve now moved, have unpacked most boxes and even have a connection to the Internet. Time to celebrate with a Shandy. Thanks to everyone who has mailed me this past couple of weeks. I’m a little behind in answering mails, so please bear with me.
I was recently looking for some top-quality type photos to illustrate an article, and came across some very nice ones from the type junkie on Flickr:
Next is a tip for Mac Leopard users that I wasn’t aware of until I read about it on H&FJ—the space-bar preview; never thought of using it for anything other than images.
Always great to see readers of iLT experimenting with type. Karly set herself an exercise from Designing With Type. Read more about it on Karly’s blog:
How about doing your own using the above four words, lost, charge, bright, and bloom.
Another excellent piece on the TypeFoundry blog, on the construction of brass matrices for big type—struck with steel punches or cast?
And for children of typenuts everywhere:
Next, an amazing popup book. The v/w is among my favorites, for its simplicity. How about you?
Sunday Type Links
The Typesetter forum
Asciify: ASCII art library
Wordpress Theme Upstart Blogger Underscore
Ealing typeface, designed by Michael Parson—via How Blog
Safari 3.1, now with web fonts—Aestheticrew (and WebKit too, of course)
Kinematic typography roundup
Graffiti – Graphic Design Developed From Older Cultures
60 Brilliant Typefaces For Corporate Design
Calgary from Umbrella Type:
The rounded sans serif, Propane:
and Museo from Jos Buivenga, in 5 weights; three are free:
An interview with a female type designer. I’ll leave you guessing. More Extreme Type Terminology from Paul Dean, an article on Choosing Type, typeface reviews, and lots more.
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.