The Drop Cap Queen
By William Berkson Part 1: the snare of authenticity How much should a revival of a typeface look like the original? Well, just as with performing an old song—an analogy Matthew Carter has made—there is something you have to like in the original in order want to revive it. And you can’t depart from the […]
Free font from TypeTogether Download Rue Display Semibold for free. You’ll need to sign up.
InDesign Templates Just after the war (I don’t recall when exactly, but perhaps it was in the early days of QuarkXPress), I do recall trying to find good templates for magazines and newspapers. I found none — at least I found none that didn’t resemble something put together by the office Janitor who did the […]
Nadine Chahine An interview with Nadine of Linotype. Related: Read ILT’s interview with Nadine.
Try webfonts for free Great, simple idea: Try out FontFont webfonts with FontFonter:
for devotees of typography The good news is that Elliot Jay Stocks has published 8 Faces, a print title for typography enthusiasts. The other good news is that its limited run of 1,000 copies sold out in just a few hours. That leads us to the bad news: you won’t be able to get a […]
Font Editing on the go Has anyone used 2ttf’s new font editor for the iPad? iFontMaker [iTunes]: Update: Detailed review of iFontMaker by @honeydesign. Thanks to @Luca_Paulina.
In the House These Eames House Blocks look great. Another hit from House Industries: Child not included (I guess).
Veer gets a facelift Like the redesign of Veer. Especially the fonts section, of course:
Lots of lovely photographs of lettering and signage. via @litherland
Type @ Cooper Starting in the fall of 2010, the Continuing Education Department of The Cooper Union, in conjunction with the Type Directors Club, offers a Certificate Program in Typeface Design. Very nice web design by Nick Sherman.
Web Fonts from Extensis WebINK, another new webfonts service. This one from Extensis: Let me know if you’ve had the opportunity to use it. Currently in beta.
By Jakob Nielsen An interesting readability study on the two devices, from Jakob Nielsen. via @iA
By Jim Teirney Jules Verne cover designs by Jim Tierney from Jim Tierney on Vimeo. via @ashetler
Majoor Love I was thinking, if only Scala & Scala Sans were released as web fonts. Well, now they’re here, and accompanied by some 300 others from the FontFont library.
Linotype’s type director via Fonts.com
by Carl Crossgrove A biome in nature is essentially an ecosystem. It’s also the name for my new typeface family. The 14-weight Biome™ Wide family is now available on fonts.com. Now that the design is complete, I’m able to look back on the process. The drawings that led to Biome (previously known as Nebulon) were […]
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