セリフを撃ったのは誰?

タイポグラフィーの専門用語 僕がiLTを始めた理由のひとつは、話題としてあまり語られていないと感じたからなんだ。次にもっと重要なことだけど、タイポグラフィーのことを調べようと思っても、資料があまりなくてすぐ見つけるのが難しいといつも思っていたんだ。このブログの長期的な目的としては、タイポグラフィーのすべてが揃うワンストップショップになること。専門用語から新しいタイプフェイス、そしてひらめきのヒントになる様な書体例から、仕事に最適な字体選択まで提供できるんだ。WEBで使うものでもそうでないものもね。

Sunday Type: Mel Gibson Type

The Serifless Roman Welcome to another edition of Sunday Type. I hope that everyone had a good week. It’s been an especially busy week, with more than the usual number of emails through iLT. Kris Sowersby’s Why Bembo Sucks article was incredibly popular. There are some more great articles to come from Kris. Let’s get […]

Estudio de un caso de creación de fuentes: Joules

Por Alec Julien Siempre en la búsqueda de la inspiración tipográfica, compré una pluma caligráfica durante el verano, convencido de que mis garabatos con ella terminarían convirtiéndose en unas mágicas letras. Una semana y una docena de páginas después, estaba sin nada interesante o incluso lejanamente artístico. Luego, una noche, cansado y desesperado, cuando se […]

Terminologie typographique: Garalde

Griffo à Caslon Dans la première partie de cette série, nous avons abordé les caractères humanistiques; aussi bien dans leur contexte historique que pour leurs caractéristiques visuelles, hier et aujourd’hui. On continue la chronologie en s’attardant un peu, le temps de se familiariser, sur certaines garaldes magnifiques. Nous avons déjà vu que les caractères humanistes […]

FontBook

Book Review Recently I received through the post something large, yellow and weighing 3kg. No, not a genetically modified banana, but FontShop’s FontBook, an the encyclopaedia of type. This book really should come with a health warning: my postman almost had a hernia delivering it, and very nearly sprained his wrist attempting to hold it […]

Why Bembo Sucks

By Kris Sowersby At a recent panel discussion on New Zealand book design, I lambasted the overuse of Bembo in many New Zealand books. As more questions were asked than could be answered, I wrote this article to explain myself. Let me begin with a brief history. Before digital typesetting and offset printing, there was […]

Sunday Type: Spaced-out Type

The Art of S PAC ING Regular readers may well remember the lovely 1940s-style brush script, Kinescope, from the talented Mark Simonson. Mark’s latest offering is Filmotype Glenlake, a digital revival of a classic Filmotype font from the Fifties. And if you have no idea what Filmotype is, then head on over to the Filmotype […]

History of typography: Transitional

Part 3: Siècle des Lumières Welcome to part three of our Type Terms series. In part one we travelled all the way back to the 15th century to take a closer look at the Humanist or Venetian style types with their distinctive lowercase ‘e’ (remember that sloping crossbar?). In part two we considered the Old […]

Terminologie typographique: Humanistique

Incunabula De la dentisterie à l’élevage des chiens, chaque sujet possède son propre jargon, un champ lexical qui lui est propre. La typographie ne fait pas exception, et en appréhender le vocable ne peut que la rendre plus accessible. Ce qui en définitive mène à une meilleure compréhension et appréciation de toute chose «typo». Aujourd’hui […]

Terminologia de Tipos: Humanista

Incunabula Cada tema, desde a odontologia até manipulação do cão tem o seu próprio vocabulário - termos que são peculiares (único) para ele. A Tipografia não é excepção. Aprender a língua franca (lingo) dos tipos vai fazer a tipografia muito mais acessível, e que irá, por sua vez, conduzir a uma maior compreensão e esperamos […]

Sunday Type: Potato Type

More Edible Type We’ve had chocolate type, but that’s just for dessert. Well, here’s some carbohydrates in the form of potato type. How do you like your type? Baked, boiled, fried, sautéed, perhaps? Which type would you use for your own potatoes? I’d go for sautéed Parisine. ATypI membership It’s January and ATypI membership for […]

Caso de estudo de Criação de Fontes: Joules

By Alec Julien Andas sempre à procura por inspiração tipográfica, trago uma caligrafia barata orientada no Verão, convencido que os meus gatafunhos fariam letras mágicas. Uma semana e dezenas de páginas depois, não tinham nada interessante ou vagamente artístico. Depois, uma noite, cansado e desesperado, e não tendo tinta preta, tapei com cartucho vermelho, e […]

Type Snippets

FF Unit Rounded Ready to Roll News just in from Erik van Blokland writing on SpiekerBlog is that Unit Rounded is now complete. One of the dangers inherent in creating one of these rounded types is the ‘sausage effect’. Those rounded corners may well look OK at one weight, but what happens when you want […]

Type Faces

An Interview With Ellen Lupton Graphic designer, curator, artist, educator and writer, Ellen Lupton is perhaps best known for her Thinking With Type—a book that in many respects opened up typography to a wider audience. Many have remarked that she made learning about typography fun; and ‘do I look fat in this paragraph’ and ‘typography […]

打造你自己的字体(III)实例研究:Joules

By Alec Julien 永远都在寻觅字体设计的 灵感。夏天过后,我买了一套便宜的书法钢笔,说服自己,它会让我的鸡爬字产生脱胎换骨的变化。在浪费了一个星期和几打白纸之后,我还是没得到什么有趣的或 是有稍微艺术气息的东西。最后,在一天晚上,疲倦而失望的我,在用完了黑色墨水之后,插入了一支红色的笔芯,然后写下了下面这一套字母表——之后它变成了 我的 Joules字族。我想,如果我在这个案例研究中把它如何变成字体的过程写出来,大家也许会感兴趣。

Sunday Type: Iso Type

Give me my Fix January is certainly the month of lists, and here’s MyFonts list of their Top Ten Fonts of 2007. My personal favourites are these two. The first is a ‘handwriting’ font inspired by a handwriting sample from the 1930s. Mark van Bronkhorst turned it into a font and named it Sacre Bleu: […]

15 Great Examples of Web Typography

The List: Q1 2008 What better way to start the year than with a little typographic inspiration. Last year I published 15 Excellent Examples of Web Typography, and owing to its popularity and people’s sateless appetite for lists, here are another 15. I’ve decided to make this a regular feature and will publish this list […]

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