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Rue Display

Download Rue Display Semibold for free. You’ll need to sign up.

Ready Media

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 company newsletters in MS Word during his lunch-break.

Ready Media from Roger Black and Co. (a chap who knows more than a thing or two about newspaper and magazine design) has filled that gaping hole in the market.

Though some have been critical, the templates on offer look better than the average magazine or newspaper. Moreover, a well designed template is a good way for less experienced designers to get started, and a great way to become better acquainted with InDesign.

One commenter writes, What a huge setback for designers and magazine makers. Bunkum! Is a template (and remember they can be customized) always the solution? Of course not. They are targeted at a market that needs them. And as for those who complain that all magazines and newspapers will begin to look alike — they already do!

Good designers will continue to design great magazines and newspapers. These templates are another option — one aimed not at the entire market, but at a thin cross-sectional slice.

And better Roger Black than the janitor.

Two minutes with Nadine Chahine

An interview with Nadine Chahine of Linotype.

FontFont it!

Great, simple idea: Try out FontFont webfonts with FontFonter:

8 Faces

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 copy, in print at least. However, you can download a full PDF version of the magazine.

Interviews and articles — the entire magazine devoted to typography. Issue two will be published at the end of the year, so be prepared.

iFontMaker for iPad

Has anyone used 2ttf’s new font editor for the iPad? iFontMaker [iTunes]:


Update: Detailed review of iFontMaker by @honeydesign. Thanks to @Luca_Paulina.

Eames House Blocks

These Eames House Blocks look great. Another hit from House Industries:

Child not included (I guess).

New Veer

Like the redesign of Veer. Especially the fonts section, of course:


Lots of lovely photographs of lettering and signage.

via @litherland

Typeface Design

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.

Typeface design at Cooper Union

Very nice web design by Nick Sherman.


WebINK, another new webfonts service. This one from Extensis:

Let me know if you’ve had the opportunity to use it. Currently in beta.

iPad vs Kindle

An interesting readability study on the two devices, from Jakob Nielsen.

via @iA