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Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover and a band by its album art.
A typographic look at today’s movie posters and film titles. (a.k.a. Characters on The Silver Screen)
Typography is made with type, but some of the best letters are made one at a time, by hand.
A light-hearted repository of amusing typos and typographic mishaps.
Thanks to a tip from Jörg Haubrichs, software developer at FontShop International, I read an insane article this weekend that frankly blew my typographic mind. Last Wednesday German computer scientist David Kriesel did a bizarre discovery. After scanning a construction plan on a Xerox Workcentre and printing it, he noticed the perfectly reproduced plan suddenly [...]Read more
The FontFeed occasionally covers animated typography in motion graphics, music videos, commercials, title sequences and so on. Yet this is something special. Instead of having static letters move on the screen, the letters themselves are animated in the alphabets offered by Animography. This type foundry offers animated typefaces to motion designers, video editors, basically anyone [...]Read more
Digital script superstar Alejandro Paul is one of those few type designers that truly understand how to promote their foundry and typefaces. Using a mix of social media and digital platforms like Behance, Pinterest, Tumblr, Dribbble, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, and so on, he posts both under his own name and as Sudtipos to [...]Read more
With the current interest in web fonts the title may be misleading, because this time we are talking about type from paper to the movie screen. Set to the music of Claude Debussy and Georges Delerue, From Paper To Screen was created by Thibault de Fournas as part of his final year graduation at the [...]Read more
Our monthly review of movie poster typography.Read more
As a logical extension of my previous post, here is some authentic vintage font porn from James Pucket. This self-professed “craftsman of typefaces in the American tradition” is founder of Dunwich Type Founders and responsible for Daily Type Specimen, a Tumblr whose name is pretty self-explanatory. James recently scanned over thirty Filmotype specimen pages at [...]Read more
Specimens are nice, but we love to catch a typeface in the wild, where it can truly show how it performs in the real world.
- Our founder Erik Spiekermann was interviewed for Frog Design’s house magazine. Read an excerpt.…Read more
- Numerals (or figures) can take various forms. The figure style you choose ought to be appropriate to the project you…Read more
- The issues in Mac OS X 10.6.7 occur with PostScript-flavoured OpenType fonts, and concern PDF files and printing.…Read more
- To mark the end of the aughts New York Magazine invited a number of designers to create a cover image…Read more
- Installing fonts the old-fashioned way made easy with FontShop’s slide shows that show you step by step what to do…Read more
- ScreenFonts: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Under The Skin, Hateship Loveship, The Quiet Ones (4)
- ScreenFonts: Thor, Last Night, Bridesmaids, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Midnight In Paris, Kung Fu Panda 2 (11)