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Tag: type terms

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 […]

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ILT Investigates: type torture

kern baby kern Warning: readers may find some of the images in this article disturbing. It was 2am when the call came in over the radio. Italic rain lashed down against the wind shield, liquefying the neon sign’s reflection. Clarendon looks good in Neon, but perhaps… The radio interrupted my thoughts, bearing a voice that […]

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Decline and fall of the ligature

fi fi fi, chuckled the lig If the ligature could speak, it might well ask, why does nobody love me? Well, let’s put the record straight, but before we do — just in case you’re wondering, what the hell’s a ligature, let’s take a brief look. First, the typographic ligature should not be confused with […]

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The Return of the Serif

Part Two In part one, Who Shot the Serif?, we learned among other things that serifs — like milkshakes — come in many flavours: The main two flavours are Adnate and Abrupt; with Adnate serifs generally being more organic; Abrupt Serifs on the other hand are usually squarer, bigger, chunkier (the Arnold Schwarzeneggers of the […]

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Who shot the serif?

One of the reasons for starting this site was that I felt there just wasn’t enough being said about the topic. Secondly, and more significantly, I always found it difficult to quickly locate typographic resources. The long-term aim of this blog is to be such a resource, a one-stop-shop for everything about typography, from terminology […]

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