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Dwiggins hand-drawing letters

Forgotten Font Friday

A lovely type-related article from Atlas Obscura, chroniclers of the strange and wonderful. The Lost Typefaces of W.A. Dwiggins The pioneering designer created dozens of fonts, only a few of which are still around today. By CARA GIAIMO for Atlas Obscura (more…)

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H.P. Lovecraft cursive font

Fhtagn Font Friday 1

Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn* The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society (headquartered, naturally, at www.cthulhulives.org) sells more than 50 fonts from the age of Lovecraft for a mere $20, here. The HPLHS has revived many of them from vintage sources, including the 1923 American Type Founder’s specimen book and the Mergenthaler Linotype catalog from the […]

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Example of Metro Nova font

Featured Font Friday: The Improbable Resurrection of a Quirky, Once-Popular, Art Deco Font

By Steven Heller from TheAtlantic.com: The distinctive Metro typeface was created by one of the world’s most influential designers in the ’20s, but is only now being revived and reinterpreted for the digital age. Monotype U.K. Tens of thousands of more-or-less similar typefaces are currently available, yet designers continue to create new ones and revive old […]

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