Forceps Font Friday

From Norway-based designer Daniel Brokstad’s “Medic Type” font uses forceps for the lowercase “v.” Or they might be scissors. It’s hard to see. But for the sake of argument and Font Friday alliteration, let’s say they’re forceps. Also note blood spurting from a brain for the uppercase “Q.”

Federal Font Friday

By Tom Vanderbilt from a February 2004 article on Courier, Dispatched: How the Federal Government—more specifically, U.S. State Department—put the kibosh on the typewriter font. In late January [2004], an announcement from the U.S. State Department generated certain chatter along the generally indiscernible diplomatic-typographic axis. This was the news that as of February 1, …

Fold-up Font Friday

Want a folded paper 3D alphabet? Of course you do! Check out this extruded origami text pattern generator. This free web-based tool generates your text as a fold-up extruded 3D origami model. It’s based on this paper from Erik Demaine, Martin Demaine, and Jason Ku at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. [From …

Fibonacci Font Friday

A glorious number of type designers have created fonts based on the Fibonacci spiral. Some of the designs are lovely, such as Sarah Samira’s, some are incomprehensible, such as Nicola Ball’s, and some are just terrible, such as Rachel Sinclair’s, but it’s the (mathematical) thought that counts. Fibonacci Font—Sarah Samira Design

Franz Font Friday

From Finnish font wins Russian Award FF Mister K, the font developed by the Finnish designer Julia Sysmäläinen won the International Type Design Competition ‘Modern Cyrillic’. The latin version of the typography inspired by Franz Kafka had been introduced at the this year’s TYPO 2009 conference. Mы пoздравляем Mister K! The competition was held …

First Moon-Font Friday

From Know your type: Futura at The font Futura had the honor of being the first typeface on the moon, chosen for a commemorative plaque left by the astronauts of Apollo 11 in 1969. Historical plaque on the Apollo 11 lunar module “Eagle” (Photo: NASA)