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Month: January 2008

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。

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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