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    Refresh yourself with the terminology and fundamentals required for sound typesetting.

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Inside Paragraphs: Typographic Fundamentals Explores The Space Between The Characters

I have said this numerous times over the past few years – now is a great time to be into typography. Typographic production is at an all-time high, digital font technology allows for unequalled typographic refinement, the general public has never been more aware of typography, and last year again a number of fascinating books [...]

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Bold & Justified: The Typographic Universe in One Infographic

This giant infographic – primarily aimed at non-designers – reveals how large and interesting the world of fonts is.

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Learn How To Kern Like A Pro With KernType

An online game in the Method Of Action series aims at showing the importance of balanced distribution of space between characters.

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Figuring Out Numerals – The Sequel

In this sequel to “Figuring Out Numerals” we look at some special cases.

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Figuring Out Numerals

In this first instalment of our examination of numerals we look at the different figure sets available in OpenType fonts.

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Making Books In The Days Of The Linotype

A vintage short documentary produced by Encyclopædia Britannica Films Inc. in 1947 explains the process from copy setting to binding.

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Stop Motion Video Introduces The Vocabulary Of Typography

This stop-motion animation by Lynn Kiang explains the grammar of typography in the RISD letterpress shop.

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FontBook, A New Way Of Looking At Type

The comprehensive specimens in the FontBook app for iPad offer several layers of information for each featured typeface.

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