Fightin’ Font Friday

The only people perhaps more obsessive than type designers are builders of model aircraft. TLai Enterprises offers a font for sale called AmarilloUSAF. With its straight lines and blocky look, AmarilloUSAF provides the correct, forthright feel of the real thing. AmarilloUSAF Pro—Enhanced US Air Force Aircraft Marking Font

1595 Font Friday

From the Public Domain Review. See also my post 1510 Font Friday. Hoefnagel’s Guide to Constructing the Letters (ca. 1595) Joris Hoefnagel (1542 – 1600) was a pivotal figure in the history of Dutch art, playing an important role both in the latter stages of the Flemish illumination tradition and the birth of the new …

Effacing Font Friday

By Margaret Rhodes from Wired magazine: Self-Censoring Font Redacts Words the Feds Are Watching For Seen, a font from designer Emil Kozole, recognizes National Security Agency spook words and blacks them out. Image credit: Emil Kozole

Fleurons Font Friday

A fleuron, or flower, is a decorative typographic character. The category of fleuron includes some characters that are not floral in design. Also known as a printer’s flower or floret. Flowers are in a category of characters known as ornaments or type ornaments. Scroll down or jump to here for a short essay on fleurons.

Found Font Friday

With regard to the surreptitious disposal and triumphant recovery of the Doves Type from London’s Thames River (from an article in typespec magazine): The Doves Type® revival . Not to be confused with my post Found Font Friday 2, about fonts created from lettering and signs found in the great outdoors. Raised from the dead: The Doves …

Fiery Font Friday

From fontsinuse.com. Ok, how cool is this? Look at all those fonts! Seriously, folks, that’s a lot of fonts, but there are so many they become kind of a pattern, and it somehow works. Don’t try this at home. With excellent commentary by Peiran Tan about Chinese fonts.

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

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