Fonts in Use

  • My Type of Music

    Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover and a band by its album art.

  • ScreenFonts

    A typographic look at today’s movie posters and film titles. (a.k.a. Characters on The Silver Screen)

  • Lovely Lettering

    Typography is made with type, but some of the best letters are made one at a time, by hand.

  • Oops!

    A light-hearted repository of amusing typos and typographic mishaps.

 

4-Hand Typography Shows TypeTogether In Action

Looking up information for last week’s post about the European Design Awards 2012 I stumbled upon this simply lovely promotional video for TypeTogether. Four Hand Typography shows the type designer duo of Veronika Burian and José Scaglione collaborating on type design projects, interacting with co-workers, exhibiting their work, and lecturing and holding workshops all over [...]

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Wimbledon Champions Explode Into Words

A tweet by type designer Nadine Chahine made me discover a superb typographic promo by BBC for its Wimbledon 2012 coverage. The 40-second launch trailer created by Red Bee Media shows some of the top male and female tennis players performing their signature shots. Their bodies suddenly are rendered in words describing their characteristics, playing [...]

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Animated Trailer for ISType Conference

Ampersand wasn’t the only type conference this past weekend. From June 15 to 18 a sizable part of the type world was in Istanbul, Turkey for the second ISType (Istanbul Type Seminars). This lecture and workshop series conceived by typographers / designers / educators Onur Yazıcıgil (Sabancı University) and Alessandro Segalini (Izmir University of Economics) is devoted to encouraging [...]

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Using OpenType on the Web

With Ampersand less than a week away, it’ll be no time before we begin to see type looking a little better on the web. Designers making smarter use of webfonts gets us a long way, but a persistent hurdle to harnessing web typography’s potential has been browser support. Back in April, one development we cheered [...]

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Student Project Marries Graphic Design With Handcraft

I Could Have Done This… documents Briar Mark’s creation of a hand-stitched poster.

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Holy Onomatopoeia, What A Bat-collection!

Fan site Batmania collects the onomatopoeia from the word overlays used in the 1960s cult television series Batman.

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Looking For Images Of Letterpress Script Faces

I needed extra visual material for “From Metal Scripts to Digital Writing”, my presentation at TYPO Berlin 2012 “Sustain”.

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