Typography Archives

February 2, 2007

Indie Fonts: Three.

I need to write about typography books.

February 6, 2007

Thirteen alternatives to Helvetica.

Anything but Helvetica!

February 19, 2007

Typographical contrast.

When uppercase and black gives way to bold and blue.

March 20, 2007

"Why should we jump through all the new hoops you are introducing when I could just as easily get fonts somewhere else."

Go baby, go!

March 21, 2007

True prime.

A minor correction to Web Typography Sucks.

June 17, 2007


A short film.

June 21, 2007


Do we get to play Capture the Flag during recreation time?

July 11, 2007

Antenna is the new Whitney.

July 27, 2007

One book to specify them all.

Khoi and Stephen talk type and the legendary Fontbook.

August 13, 2007

Real men pre-order Helvetica, Deluxe Limited Editions.

Hard to resist a package like that.

August 30, 2007

The wonder twins are at it again.

Grain soda, typography, and tri-corner hats.

September 8, 2007

Hoefler & Frere-Jones have redesigned.


September 9, 2007

A typographic walking tour.

If you live in or near NYC you would be a fool not to do this.

October 2, 2007

Helvetica Bold, 36 point. 1956-1957.

Dear Santa, I have been very good this year (once again).

October 23, 2007

Web & Print Typographer.

Wow, it's not often you see that as a job listing.


Not as good as the dancing chicken thing but I'll help you live the momment buddy.

Evidence of Ray's new addiction.

It should come with wheels so you can take it everywhere.

October 24, 2007

Ode to be in San Francisco tomorrow.

"...a three-hour party centered around a rare and unequaled selection of short typographic films."

November 18, 2007

I, Calligrapher.

Throw in a Monk's robe and we're good.

November 26, 2007

Circular Fifteen.

Looks amazing. Join The Typographic Circle and you get it for free.

November 27, 2007

"...I buy fonts from those guys all the time." which mom and dad might remember come next year.

I know, right? So, when can I make a wish list that lets friends and family gift fonts for me?

November 28, 2007

Comicraft is celebrating fifteen years.

Holy toledo, I can't believe it's been that long.

December 1, 2007

" equally-lavish letter-pressed 'Corbis Assignment and Representation Services' catalog."

Smoking hot!

December 6, 2007

Hot chocolate type!

Dear Santa...

January 4, 2008


Look what FedEx brung meh.

January 21, 2008

FontShop gets it.

Now I want wishlists and a way to buy type as a gift.

February 1, 2008

What font says change.

"The Hillary type palette is far from fresh and colorful."

February 11, 2008

What's your font type.

I took the quiz as Santa Maria and came out with Palace Script.

February 17, 2008

Fantasy league typography.

More please.

March 10, 2008

Our favorite typefaces of 2007.

Feijoa looks lovely.

A short film on the work of David Carson

by Hillman Curtis.

March 12, 2008

Helvetica: Blu-ray Limited Edition Package designed by Experimental Jetset.

Santa, I know you're probably on vacation but I've started out this year really, really good...can I have an advance?

March 26, 2008

OSF, LF, and TF explained.

Oldstyle is the only way to go.

April 25, 2008

Alphabet City.

Jason documents his time on the Tobias Frere-Jones's Type Tour II.

May 8, 2008


Best web app ever.

June 22, 2008

Playing card deck 2008.

Only to be used when gambling with typefaces.

July 25, 2008

Font Conference.

"Airplane, eight ball, ying-yang, glasses, mailbox!"

August 19, 2008

Trixie goes HD.

Would only be better if some THX sound was thrown in.

August 25, 2008

Reading long pages of sans serif type was "genuine torture".

True of false?

August 26, 2008

Can a typeface reflect a culture?

Good question, let's ask London.

September 2, 2008

Typophile is looking for an intern.

Long hair hippy people need not apply.

September 22, 2008

Helvetica Alphabet T-Shirt.

Khoi, can I assume you already have the entire collection?

October 28, 2008

Relative readability.

In which I ask a "good" question and Wilson replies in kind.

November 13, 2008

Top ten typefaces used by book design winners.

And their jealous alternates.

December 3, 2008

Letters & Ligatures.

Photos and a report of a recent road trip.

December 22, 2008

Quite possibly the worst use of Helvetica ever.

Just goes to show what a tramp typeface it has turned into.

January 9, 2009

The Holy Grail for typography.

The Vignelli Canon, now available for free on AisleOne.

February 18, 2009

Just received a note that the The Typographic Desk Reference is hot off the press.

And get a cardigan because you can't read this book in a t-shirt.

February 23, 2009


March 26, 2009

Arial Redux.

Finally, an Arial we can all appreciate.

April 24, 2009

Typographica gets a fantastic makeover.

Very, very nice work Mr. Hamamoto.

May 5, 2009

Hoefler & Frere-Jones has been selected as a finalist in the National Design Awards.

Good luck boys!

May 29, 2009

Letterpress Warehouse, Indianapolis.

September 14, 2009

Verdana and Georgia are about to get an upgrade.

Great news.

September 28, 2009

Font or typeface?

Super excellent question.

September 30, 2009

P22 is offering educational discounts.

This is where I suggest we all through our money into a bucket, form a school, and buy lots of type.

November 1, 2009

As I recall, Cederholm once told me that he reads Playboy for the typography.

Now I know why.

November 2, 2009

WOFF File Format.

This is the first you're going to hear about this from me.

November 18, 2009

Web font specimen.

Read, study, download, and add to your design process.

How to use @font-face.

Saved for later.

November 23, 2009

On web typography.

This article as a must read for every web designer.

January 3, 2010

Twenty years of FontShop with Erik Spiekermann.

The man can do no wrong.

April 12, 2010

A guide to OpenType.

Fantastic one-sheet resource.

May 10, 2010

Penmanship of The XVI, XVII & XVIIIth Centuries.

The bezier control they had in olden tymes is amazing.

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