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Month: November 2007

Font Creation Case Study: Joules

By Alec Julien Always looking for typographic inspiration, I bought a cheap calligraphic pen set over the summer, convinced that my doodles with it would make some magical letterforms. A week and dozens of pages later, I was left without anything interesting or vaguely artistic. Then, one night, tired and despairing, and having run out […]


Sunday Type: Crap Type

La Twist et le Prix Ever since my dreadful toilet paper analogy, that innocuous little roll has been haunting me. Here it is again, from SwissMiss: And on the same theme here is some more type. This one is called Twist: It’s one of those typefaces that should come with a health warning rather than […]


History of typography: Old Style

Griffo to Caslon In the first part of this series, we looked at Humanist typefaces; we considered them in their historical context, and took a closer look at some of their distinguishing features and modern-day revivals. Today we’re moving along the time line and will spend a little time familiarizing ourselves with some wonderful Old […]


Sunday Type

National Feijoa Is it really Sunday again? Well, for some of you it will be Saturday, so here’s your Saturday/Sunday—or better still— Weekend Type. Oh, but first a quick announcement: the great response to the announcement of FF Meta Serif took us beyond the half a million page views. Thanks to everyone for being a […]


At last! FF Meta Serif

Wedding Bells I would usually never post two articles in a single day (I won’t be making a habit of it). However, the excitement was just too much, and the news too hot. Many of you will be familiar with Spiekermann’s wonderful FF Meta. But for years FF Meta lived a lonely existence with no […]


Being Kind to Widows and Orphans

Typogrify Plugin No, this is not one of those charity posts. It’s all about my favourite plugin. Imagine a plugin that could improve the typography of your page with no complicated setup. Controlling type online can at times be difficult. However, things have just gotten a whole lot easier with the release of the Typogrify […]


Sunday type: shush, I’m kerning!

Brighton, Berlin, Le Monde Well, it’s Sunday again, and how quickly this week has passed. I received numerous positive emails about the Type Terminology: Humanist article, and they all indicate that readers want to see more like them. The next in the series will cover Old Style. I’m in the process of researching and writing […]