Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Font nerds & car nuts

Audi commissions new font. (via tweeting @swissmiss)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Know your type

The folks over at idsgn have started a new feature called Know Your Type, which briefly discusses how some of the most important fonts came to be. (via Kitsune Noir)

IKEA goes with Verdana

RT @AisleOne Ikea abandons Futura in favor of Verdana. You've got to be kidding me. - (via@heydaysstudio)


Typedia is a brand-new community website to classify typefaces and educate people about them. Think of it like a mix between IMDb and Wikipedia, but just for type. Anyone can join, add, and edit pages for typefaces or for the people behind the type. (via swissmiss)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Ampersand cufflinks

I want to start a blog with everything ampersand. Like this ampersand cufflinks. What say you? (via swissmiss)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Paris in a typographic map

After six months of research and a seven day trip to see the city in person, Mark Andrew Webber has spent the past two months carving an enormous linocut, typographic map of Paris. (via swissmiss)

Times New Roman history

The history of the Times New Roman typeface, is challenged by leading type expert Mike Parker. Here Parker talks about the history of the font. (Thanks to designobserver)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sam, what did you do in your spare time?

"I cut every word from Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet and arranged them in some patterns. You?"