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Illustrated article about Photo-Lettering, Inc., focussing on the ten women listed among the 252 names in the 1971 edition of Photo-Lettering’s One Line Manual of Styles.
Typeface based on the Doves Press metal type, clandestinely thrown in to River Thames in 1917 and largely recovered from river almost 100 years later. Interested to see the display variant is based on the metal type itself and the text variant on the softer, slightly heavier shapes made on the paper in letterpress printing.
Toshi Omagari, a Japanese type designer and gamer based in London, made his own Noordzij cube, with a twist. Gerrit Noordzij’s cube illustrates an idea of type design with repetitions of the letter ‘e’ varying along three design axes. Omagari’s twist is making it a 5×5×5 Rubik’s cube.
(Via @atypi on Twitter)Noted by Damian Cugley .
Type & Media graduates for 2020
(Via @typemedia on Twitter)
Arial is a knock-off of designers’ favourite Helvetica which is ubiquitous because bundled with Microsoft Windows. Here’s a detailed history & critique by Mark Simonson
Transcribed version of a lecture by Luc(as) de Groot on ways to approach the design of the then newly added character U+1E9E LATIN CAPITAL LETTER SHARP S (capital ß, or ẞ), starting with a discussion of the origins of the lowercase version.
(Via @jenskutilek on Twitter)
Word lists for testing typeface designs developed by Hoefler & Co.
(Via Typophile on Twitter)Noted by Damian Cugley .
Letterform Archive is a museum of typography and type design in San Francisco and now has an online archive.
James Edmondson’s exuberant typeface Ohno Blazeface reviewed by Mark Simonson
(Via Typographica on Twitter)