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Smarter Link Underlines For Every Website - Eager Blog

Further, very few implementations take into account what are known in typography as descenders, or glyphs which extend below the text baseline. These include letters like g, j, p, q, y, and in some typefaces, numerals like 3, 4, 5, 7, and 9.

Why San Francisco — MartianCraft — The Syndicate — Medium

San Francisco was the first publicly released, Apple-designed typeface in over 20 years. Its name is familiar, harking back to the previous convention of naming typefaces after “world class cities” like Chicago, Geneva, Athens. London, Venice, and yes, San Francisco.


Production Type

Production Type is a digital typeface foundry based in Paris, France. Operated by French type designer Jean-Baptiste Levée, the foundry produces retail typefaces for brands, corporations and publications; for print, screen and environmental design.

Richard Heap

A few typographical gems that can be found in Guatemala City's Zone 1 - the capital's downtown centre. It's glory days may have passed, but these are still looking great. 

Paula Scher’s Map Paintings Exhibited in New York | New at Pentagram

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Pentagram is pleased to announce that Paula Scher’s acclaimed map paintings will be presented in a new exhibition opening tonight at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in New York. The exhibition features both paintings and screenprints, including several works that are being shown for the first time, like Scher’s latest painting, Antarctica, pictured above. The show is Scher’s first collaboration with Wolkowitz and remains on view through February 18.

Jessica Hische - Awesome

Jessica Hische is a letterer, illustrator, and crazy cat lady known for her silly side projects and occasional foul mouth.


FF Subsetter - Optimize your Web FontFont

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Web FontFonts are built to serve most people’s needs, and often contain a huge number of glyphs. Yet most of the time you’ll only need a few of them! By dropping what you don’t need, you can greatly reduce the font file size to optimize bandwidth usage, make your websites faster, and reduce high-traffic costs.

Alien | Typeset In The Future

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My third post about typography in sci-fi has been gestating for a while now. Indeed, it's been slowly taking shape – you might say it's been forming itself inside of me – for really quite some time. I'm delighted to say that it is now ready to burst forth from my allegorical chest, and to spatter allegorical typographic blood all over your allegorical faces. Welcome to Typeset In The Future: The Alien Edition.

LEGO’s letter to parents, and how not to tell a fake when you don’t see one — Medium

According to the website of the Independent newspaper, LEGO UK has verified the 1970s ‘letter to parents’ that was widely tweeted last weekend and almost as widely dismissed as fake. Business as usual in the Twittersphere — but there are some lessons here about dating type.

How Businessweek Is Reinventing the Magazine Cover

Chances are a Bloomberg Businessweek cover has stopped you in your tracks at some point: Maybe it was the brilliant cat hurricane GIF, or airplanes humping mid-air, or the most anti-Apple typography ever slapped over Tim Cook's face. But behind the provocative graphic design is a smart strategy that's changing the way publications are made, both online and off.

How we designed the iTunes of journalism — Medium

Six months ago we launched Blendle, the iTunes of journalism, in the Netherlands. Using our service, over 140,000 users (that’s almost everyone in our country ;)) can read the best articles of every newspaper and magazine, paying only for the articles they like.

Better Font Smoothing in Chrome & Safari | Intridea Blog

The battle for consistent font smoothing is a universal struggle for web designers. Photoshop has its own proprietary way of displaying type, none of which accurately reflect browser rendering. Every browser renders type in its own way AND even operating systems have their own method of text rendering. Oy!

10 Fonts for Code - Typecast

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Our web design community loves to share tips and tricks, and often this means showing what’s happening under the hood. So this month, Jake Giltsoff has found 10 typefaces that will make your code snippets look great in everything from personal how-to blogs to tech pub tutorials.

New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual

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This site is dedicated to serve as an archival record of a first edition NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual designed by Massimo Vignelli of Unimark International. The manual was found in a locker beneath old gym clothes. Roll over the images to magnify. Enjoy.

TDC Typeface Design Winners 2014 | The Type Directors Club

There was a total of only 24 entries selected by the jury from nearly 200 submitted from 29 countries. These winners will will be included in the Annual of the Type Directors Club, Typography 35 and also included in 7 exhibitions touring cities in the United States, Canada, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Russia, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam.

MilieuGrotesque – Typefoundry and Custom Font Solutions

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Milieu Grotesque is a Berlin-Zurich-based, independent publisher and distributor of typefaces and related products. Set up by Timo Gaessner and Alexander Colby in 2010.

marmalade bleue

Danielle Evans is an urban Columbus, Ohio native. She derives great pleasure in walking everywhere, taking food photos on instagram, and being 'the cool aunt'. Her heartstrings are plucked by lettering and typography, which she exhibits through brush pen, paper cutting and most notably, dimensional type. She art directs, food styles, and collaborates with personable and quirky clients to achieve authentic, evocative, and approachable work for editorials and advertising.

How to Write 225 Words Per Minute With a Pen - Dennis Hollier - The Atlantic

In many respects, Gregg is even more ingenious than the smartpen. And, although no electronics or gizmos were involved, it was a tremendously powerful and influential technology for nearly 100 years. Now, it’s become the key to my workflow in the Internet age. 

Discover what would happen if fonts had children - Digital Arts

New sketches from Mr Cromso imagine the offspring of five pairs of familiar typefaces.

TYPECACHE’S Favorite Fonts of 2013 | TYPECACHE.COM

It was big news in 2013 when Commercial Type and Hoefler & Co. finally started carrying web fonts. The important act of font choice extended to web options with this development. There were more than 550 new releases announced last year on TYPECACHE! So, it took us some time to review all of the great work from last year. We created another roundup of what we regard as the great typefaces from 2013.

Readable, Fluid Type With Basic CSS Smarts | Design in the browser with web fonts and real content — Typecast

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Today, designer Val Head builds a demo to show us how to create great looking typography for all screen sizes and resolutions without a dev’s expert assistance and without a lot of complex code.