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Friday, 1 April 2005
Flickr Tags - Lettering
Topic: Typography
Look at all the public photos tagged with lettering on or try the Flickr related tag browser from Airtight Interactive
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posted by niblog at 07:35 CET
Thursday, 24 March 2005
Alphabet Synthesis Machine
Topic: Typography
Art 21 - Alphabet Synthesis Machine -- "The Alphabet Synthesis Machine is an interactive online artwork which allows one to create and evolve the possible writing systems of one's own imaginary civilizations. The abstract alphabets produced by the Machine can be downloaded as PC-format TrueType fonts, and are entered into a comprehensive archive of user creations."

posted by niblog at 01:33 CET
Sunday, 20 March 2005
Fontleech - The Free Font Blog - One month old
Topic: Typography
Fontleech is a blog about the best free fonts on the web. (started 20.Feb.2005)

"If you're like me (and I'm counting on that), you've spent many a sleepless night scouring the web for free fonts that don't suck. Undoubtedly, you've discovered that finding quality, free typefaces requires sifting through a lot of crap. Wouldn't it be nice if someone did all that sifting for you?"

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Sunday, 20 March 2005 00:34 CET
Thursday, 17 March 2005
British road signs - Transport font
Topic: Typography
The download page for Nathaniel Porter's Transport fonts has moved from Allan-Online to Chris's British Road Directory

posted by niblog at 07:24 CET
Saturday, 5 March 2005
Urban lettering and typography in Eye magazine #54
Topic: Typography
Eye magazine #54 -- The current issue of Eye magazine (#54, Winter 2004), is something of an urban typography special... (via cityofsound)

posted by niblog at 00:02 CET
Sunday, 27 February 2005
Bitmap Fonts
Topic: Typography
I was searching for bitmap fonts for some new 80x15 link buttons. A few nice alternatives to Kottke's Silkscreen font are available free at, and Atomic Media has Susan Kare's bitmap fonts for sale. The new blog Fontleech is writing about free pixel fonts in 'Pixel Font Blowout Part 1'

Check out Susan Kare's site "My career in user interface graphic design began when I worked for Apple Computer between 1983 and 1986. My job: icon and font designer for a new computer, the Macintosh."

More about link buttons in this post 22.Dec.2004.

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posted by niblog at 00:04 CET
Wednesday, 23 February 2005
Topic: Typography
TYPEDRAWiNG - draw your own typographic image online. Created by (link via presurfer)

posted by niblog at 01:14 CET
Tuesday, 22 February 2005
Justin Howes died 22. February 2005
Topic: Typography
Justin Howes (1963-2005) passed away this morning. -- Read the news at microsoft typography

Typographer and aspirant printer Justin Howes created ITC Founders Caslon in 1998. Justin Howes used the resources of the St. Bride Printing Library in London to throroughly research William Caslon and his types... Read more in the Linotype Library

Check out the book Johnston's Underground Type by Justin Howes.

UPDATE:Justin Howe's obituary in the Times 1.March 2005

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posted by niblog at 20:37 CET
Updated: Friday, 4 March 2005 18:13 CET
Monday, 21 February 2005
The first newspaper in Scandinavia - Denmark 1749
Topic: Typography
Newspaper Index proudly presents: The first newspaper in Scandinavia (1749) now online. Read more in Newspaper Index by Danish jornalist Hans Henrik Lichtenberg. (link via Boing Boing)

Download the entire newspaper as PDF (580kB).

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Monday, 21 February 2005 01:00 CET
Saturday, 19 February 2005
Thinking with Type: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors & Students
Topic: Typography

posted by niblog at 00:08 CET
Updated: Sunday, 20 February 2005 03:11 CET
Thursday, 17 February 2005
Ulixa - Comic Book Font
Topic: Typography
ULIXA is a comic book typeface designed by Canadian designer, Branimir Zlamalik R.G.D. This 6-font family comes in 3 weights: light, regular and bold, with matching italics. Ulixa is drawn in upper-case only. Buy Ulixa at
(link via microsoft typography news)

My Comics Fonts Page is updated.

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posted by niblog at 00:23 CET
Updated: Sunday, 13 March 2005 14:23 CET
Wednesday, 2 February 2005
Hermann Zapf - Hunt Roman; the birth of a type
Topic: Typography
Hunt roman; the birth of a type. Commentary and notes by Hermann Zapf and Jack Werner Stauffacher. Foreword by George H. M. Lawrence. Includes illustrations showing the development of this type face. View the Digital Book in the Carnegie Mellon University, Posner Collection.

"Rachel Hunt, who knew and loved both fine printing and beautiful design, commissioned Hermann Zapf to design a typeface that, while used as display type with Spectrum Monotype, would make the Hunt Institute's publications more elegant and graceful." Read more at the Roy A. Hunt Foundation website.

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Sunday, 30 January 2005
Font Masterclass 1 - Good, But Not For Masters
Topic: Typography
Excerpted from The Digital Designer's Bible: The Ultimate Route Map To Stress-Free Best Working Practice For Print And Web Designers by Alistair Dabbs and Alastair Campbell, Digit presents the article "Font Masterclass 1." 19.Jan.2005.

"Though decidely not for font masters, the excerpt is a good primer on typeface useage, structure, and terminology. Novice designers -- and intermediates looking for a brush up -- will find it an easy, enlightening read." (via The Design Weblog)

posted by niblog at 00:11 CET
Tuesday, 18 January 2005
Scrapbooking is getting hot!
Topic: Typography
Scrapbookers are looking for fonts and they want to learn learn lettering and calligraphy.

"Words, Words, Words! Words are IN. Using alphabets of all different kinds are a hot trend. I love to use metal letters, tiles, stickers, pre-made vellum wording, and ANY kind of lettering on my pages. Everywhere I go, I notice lettering styles and fonts. Am I sick? Obsessed? No, I just love words!" Get the Stencil Look with Fonts, article by Kathleen Aho, aka 'Rockester', on 12.Sep.2004.

>Search eBay for Scrapbooking supplies and tools.
>FREE Stencil fonts on

posted by niblog at 01:41 CET
Updated: Friday, 21 January 2005 13:39 CET
Friday, 14 January 2005
Oak Knoll Books & Oak Knoll Press - Digital Books
Topic: Typography
Digital Books About Books is a great resource. Find free Digital Books about Bibliography, Bookbinding, Book Collecting, Book Design, Book Illustration, Bookplates, Book Selling, Fine Printing, Private Press, Artist's Books, Forgery, History of Printing, Libraries, Literary Criticism, Publishing, Typography, Writing and Calligraphy.

Why don't you start with the American Type Founders Co. SPECIMEN BOOK AND CATALOGUE, 1923. Arguably the most famous of American type specimen catalogues. 1150 pages! Via Oak Knoll Books

posted by niblog at 07:45 CET
Updated: Saturday, 15 January 2005 20:44 CET
Saturday, 8 January 2005
AIGA Typography Forum
Topic: Typography
AIGA - American Institute of Graphic Arts - Great articles and discussions in the Design Forum. Check out the Typography Forum, moderated by Allan Haley. "This forum is for the passionate. It's for those who are crazy in love with type, absolutely hate the problems fonts can cause, have an uncontrollable need to learn more about typography, or an irresistible desire to share typographic opinions and stories. This is not a place for the typographically indifferent." Read more...

posted by niblog at 00:04 CET
Updated: Saturday, 8 January 2005 13:51 CET
Tuesday, 4 January 2005
He hates ITC Garamond
Topic: Typography
I Hate ITC Garamond says Michael Bierut. Read the article in Design Observer 1.Oct.2004.
(link via typophile)

"ITC Garamond was designed in 1975 by Tony Stan for the International Typeface Corporation."

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Saturday, 1 January 2005 23:40 CET
Friday, 31 December 2004
Book of the year 2004
Topic: Typography

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Thursday, 16 December 2004
Aridi Computer Graphics
Topic: Typography
Calligraphic Ornaments, Crests, Ribbons and Frames. Swirls, Scrollwork and Flourishes. Type and Printer's Ornaments... Vector format images on CD-roms from

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Thursday, 16 December 2004 07:26 CET
Monday, 13 December 2004
Type of the Times : Veer's Top 5 Fonts
Topic: Typography
I read in Typographica that Veer's Top 5 sellers are all script fonts! Read more...

"Typographica is a journal of typography featuring news, observations, and open commentary on fonts and typographic design."

»Veer, Type of The Times 9 Nov. 2004
»Typographica 24 Nov. 2004
»Script logos gallery
»My favorite copperplate script fonts

posted by niblog at 22:12 CET
Updated: Saturday, 26 March 2005 19:47 CET

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