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Fingerprint Font Friday

Typeface? Drawing? These typographic works of art, described by Christian Goldemann at typostrate.com, are by design as unique as their creators. Not to be confused with my post Fingerprinting Font Metrics Font Friday. Fingerprints Daniel Eatock had this great idea on his first day as a graphic design student. He wanted to create a real typography […]

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Fahrenheit Font Friday

Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit was the inventor of the mercury thermometer and creator of the temperature scale that bears his name. On the back of this thermometer — only the third original thermometer of his ever found — is an inscription in his handwriting of “Fahrenheit Amst”: his signature and the place where the thermometer was […]

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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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Extreme Typographic Nerdery, Part 2: Making Sense of Type Classification

By Joseph Alessio from SmashingMagazine.com: In the first installment of this two-part series on type classification, we covered the basics of type classification — the various methods people have used, why they are helpful, and a brief survey of type history, classifying and identifying typefaces along the way. Unfortunately, we only got as far as […]

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Extreme Typographic Nerdery, Part 1: Making Sense of Type Classification

By Joseph Alessio from SmashingMagazine.com: In my previous article on Smashing Magazine (“Understanding the Difference Between Typography and Lettering”), I wrote about how understanding type terminology can help us better appreciate the arts of typography and lettering. This article again deals with terminology, probably more specifically than most designers are used to, and the title […]

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