Tag Archives: typography

Apple puts letterpress in the cloud

In the excitement around the new MacBook Airs, another Apple product rollout has received less attention: the addition of a letterpress-printing option in iPhoto. But Apple's foray into craft printing should come as no surprise; Steve Jobs has always been an aficionado of classic typography.

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The Anatomy of Typography

“Letters are organisms and typefaces are the species, all classified similar to biological taxonomy.” Thus is the concept behind Andreas Scheiger’s Evolution of Type, an anatomical study of the alphabet. For the first time in medical and typographical history, fonts go under the knife for a full biological analysis. I’m very concerned whether these letters were volunteers or part of ...

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Important Documents in Comic Sans

It’s about time Comic Sans earned some respect. When Cleveland Cavs owner Dan Gilbert authored a scathing letter of hate directed at LeBron James after his decision to leave C-Town, there were apparently no other fonts that illustrated his anger quite as well as Comic Sans. And it’s a good thing too, because I feared that Sans would never get ...

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Typographic Mohawk Glorifies Your Font Addiction

Are you a self-proclaimed “typosexual” in need of a punkish new hairstyle? Look no further. For his talk at the London College of Communication, typographic artistOded Ezer wore this self-made Typo-Mohawk (Typmohawk?). It reads “Typosexual” though I have no idea what it is all about You and me both, brotha. You and me both. Just remember, if you’re going ...

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Typographic Burger

I prefer my burgers well-done. And this Typographic Burger is composed about as well-done as you would imagine. Who needs ketchup with all of that sweet Helvetica flavor. Link [via]

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For the Love of Fonts: Typographic Playing Cards

While I’m not a graphic design major I always had a keen eye for neat and progressive design, including creative uses of typography. This set of Typographic Playing Cards caught my eye with its interesting integration of text into the design of a deck of cards. Designed by Michelle Lam, each card features a different font, along with a mini-description ...

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Typography Soap

Despite popular belief, graphic designers need to shower too. They don’t just shed their skin every few weeks like the text books might have you believe. Even if many of them live and breathe typography, there comes a time when you have to put the fonts to rest so you can continue other life functions, such as sleeping and showering. ...

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Radio Radio and Woof Woofer, All Controlled By the Remote Remote

The alphabet is so much fun. People love playing around with typography and lettering almost as I love “playing with my dinghy.” And by “playing with my dinghy,” I mean “flogging the walrus.” And by “flogging the walrus” I mean “spanking the monkey.” And by “spanking the monkey” I mean masturabation. And how do I pleasure myself, you are almost ...

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Fresh Fonts Invade Helvetica

These fonts were created by tracing over the Helvetica font with different textures. Said textures included toothpaste, tomato paste and hair gel. Fancy! for their project ‘fresh fonts’ the dutch collective autobahn drew the typeface helvetica using toothpaste, tomato ketchup and hair gel. they then used these experiments to create the digital typefaces ‘heldentica’ , ‘tomatica’ and ‘gelvetica’, which you ...

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Laser Cut Scarf One Ups PT

Phil Torrone over at MAKE is famous for laser-etching designs into electronics such as laptops. Now a small company called Little Factory has one-upped him by producing laser cut scarves that form words out of tiny letters. Versions are available with both uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as a numbers piece. While I’m not sure if these are the ...

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