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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)
Discórdia is a serif face with a bold that is slightly reverse stress and an italic that has no stress, all of which combine quite harmoniously despite their contrasts. The bold italic is a surprise outlier, with a kind of inside-out stress.
Read Naked (2002) is a type specimen of Sauna, and also a book about the world of saunas.
(Via Underware on Twitter)Noted by Damian Cugley .
Obviously is a warm and workmanlike sanserif typeface family with a ridiculous 96 styles. Here’s James Edmondson describing the journey to completing this mammoth task.
New font family collaboration between Vulf Records and OH no Type Co.: Vulf Sans, complete with super-cool introductory video.
(Via OH no Type Co on Twitter)