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Oct 8
currently: typesetting a chapbook of @bruces Essay on The New Aesthetic using F/LOSS Scribus & Source Sans Pro. Some people knit. I set type into booklets.

currently: typesetting a chapbook of @bruces Essay on The New Aesthetic using F/LOSS Scribus & Source Sans Pro. Some people knit. I set type into booklets.

brianlucid:

iKern theory: thoughts from someone who kerns type for a living…

brianlucid:

iKern theory: thoughts from someone who kerns type for a living…

Apr 3
magnificentruin:

The coveted straight-legged R

magnificentruin:

The coveted straight-legged R

Feb 9

Google Font API - Google Code

Feb 8

Google Font Directory

Feb 7

30 New Free High-Quality Fonts - Smashing Magazine

Feb 6

aldusleaf.org Crimson Text

Feb 4
(via crispandcrunch)

(via crispandcrunch)

Feb 2

Book posters for reading enthusiasts - Postertext

thumbnail image of book poster for twenty-thousand leagues under the sea

foomandoonian:

An In-Depth Guide to Working with Typography in Illustrator

foomandoonian:

An In-Depth Guide to Working with Typography in Illustrator

Nov 6

How to Kern Type [Well]

cameronmoll:

The title of this post is actually “How to Kern Type Perfectly”, but you and I know there’s no magic formula for perfect kerning. Instead, Rob Sutton shares a tip he learned from an esteemed mentor:

She suggested turning the type upside down, that way you don’t read the word, you merely look at the shapes the characters make and the space that’s created between them….

It was a great tip, and one I still use today.

Indenting the first paragraph.
The first paragraph is never indented, subsequent paragraphs are.
Indenting a paragraph too far.
The standard indent for a paragraph is 1 em, not ½ inch. (Identing and adding empty space require penance. Save your soul by using one or the other, not both.)
Failing to hang punctuation into the margin.
Punctuation has less visual weight than letters or numbers. Compensate for this in display text by hanging the punctuation into the margin.
Failing to use or create fractions.
Wicked: 1/2 § Righteous: ½

- See them all at: Typographic Sins → Teaching → Ray Elder via: SwissMiss

Aug 7

FedEx Logo

alexainslie:

 

Did you have to manipulate the font in anyway to create a perfect arrow?

Yes, indeed. I was studying Univers 67 (Bold Condensed) and Futura Bold, both wonderful faces. But each had its potential limitations downstream in application to thousands of FedEx media, from waybills and embroidered courier caps to FedEx.com and massive signage for aircraft, buildings and vehicles. Moreover, neither was particularly suited to forcing an arrow into its assigned parking place without torturing the beautifully crafted letterforms of the respective faces. To avoid getting too technical here, suffice it to say I took the best characteristics of both and combined them into unique and proprietary letterforms that included both ligatures (connected letters) and a higher x-height, or increased size of the lower-case letters relative to the capital letters. I worked these features around until the arrow seemed quite natural in shape and location.

Creative Review - CR May cover: grown in the lab at the Universty of Denver

Creative Review - CR May cover: grown in the lab at the Universty of Denver

Coralie Bickford-Smith - Design Articles and Features on design:related