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Wednesday, 12 April 2006
Thank You for Smoking Titles
Topic: Typography
Thank You for Smoking -- "As soon as I saw the stellar titles that opened Thank You for Smoking, I had to fight the font freak in me from attempting to identify each typeface Shadowplay Studio used to emulate the look of cigarette packaging." (via

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Sunday, 12 March 2006
Photolettering Inc. Alphabet Thesaurus, 1971
Topic: Typography
Photolettering Inc. Alphabet Thesaurus, 1971, found in ultrasparky's flickr.

posted by niblog at 09:34 CET
Saturday, 11 March 2006
25 Best License-Free Quality Fonts
Topic: Typography
Vitaly Friedman browsing through the net searching for the best license-free fonts which would fit as a serious heading for a serious online-presentation.

posted by niblog at 08:24 CET
Friday, 10 March 2006
Showcard Rolling Typesetting Cabinet Vintage Circa 1965
Topic: Typography
Showcard Machine Company typesetting rolling work cabinet for sale on eBay. "This item was manufactured circa 1965 for use for major department stores sign printing. J.C. Penney, Sears etc. It has 4 drawers that hold the typesetting fonts. The item is in like new condition. Showcard Machine Inc. is no longer in business..." View eBay item #7584763593. (I am not bidding on this auction and I don't know the seller.)

»Search eBay for typesetting

posted by niblog at 00:10 CET
Monday, 27 February 2006
Minilivs Font
Topic: Typography
Minilivs -- superexclusive font by Jonas Torvestig. (via bold)

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Thursday, 16 February 2006
Bad handwriting
Topic: Typography
The Guardian blames bad handwriting on Times New Roman. (via microsoft typography)

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Wednesday, 14 December 2005
Alphabet evolution animation
Topic: Typography
Alphabet evolution animation -- Here's a really nice animation of the evolution of the Latin alphabet, from c. 900 BC to the Middle Ages. (via boing boing)

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Saturday, 26 November 2005
viaLetter - Spell it out
Topic: Typography
via Letter -- Send real letter messages rather than just a greeting card. Buy letters to create words to display around your home.

posted by niblog at 09:38 CET
Tuesday, 20 September 2005
ATypI Helsinki 2005
Topic: Typography
Flickr: The ATypI Helsinki 2005 Pool (This image is from trickypup's photos)

ATypI, Association Typographique Internationale, is the global forum and focal point for the type community and business.

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posted by niblog at 01:07 MEST
Thursday, 15 September 2005
Anders Bodebeck
Topic: Typography
Anders Bodebeck, graphic designer and calligrapher from Gothenburg, Sweden, gave a lecture in Stockholm yesterday to launch the recently completed typeface Bodebeck. Check it out at Linotype, Font of the Week, or visit his site (in Swedish)

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Saturday, 3 September 2005
Type Rocks
Topic: Typography
font is back. FontShop's acclaimed magazine of typography and design has returned after a three-year hiatus with font 004: Community. Some of our favorite creative luminaries tackle this issue’s theme, with writing by Margaret Richardson and John D. Berry and design by Punchcut, Underware, and Marian Bantjes.
font 004 debuted in New York at TypeCon2005. Attendees of the annual typography conference hungrily grabbed from a stack of advance copies. Now you can lay claim to your own. (via snog blog)

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Friday, 26 August 2005
Tratex - Swedish roadsign font
Topic: Typography
Tratex -- download Tratex, the font used on Swedish road signs, from Vagverket, The Swedish Road Administration. [direct links:,]

Make your own Swedish roadsign at:

posted by niblog at 00:26 MEST
Sunday, 29 May 2005
Chris Costello
Topic: Typography
Chris Costello -- Nice lettering and typography, graphic Design and illustration by Chris Costello

posted by niblog at 08:24 MEST
Keith Tam
Topic: Typography
Keith Chi-hang Tam -- A Hong Kong expatriate who went to school in the UK and currently a Canadian citizen residing in Vancouver. Here you’ll find articles and essays on typography, type design and graphic design written by Keith Chi-hang Tam and Michail Semoglou.

Download 'Calligraphic tendencies in the development of sanserif type in the twentieth century' (PDF 943K) "This paper traces and analyzes the formal developments of sanserif typefaces through the use of written forms. It gives a historical account of the development fo sanserif typefaces by charting six distinct phases of sanserif designs that were in some ways informed by calligraphic writing."

posted by niblog at 08:22 MEST
Wednesday, 18 May 2005
Dereon - typeface for Beyonce
Topic: Typography
Dereon font family was created in 2005 for Beyonce (& Tina) Knowles, the music celebrity who launched her fashion line House of Dereon. "Initially the art director started to use Caledonia and naturally we wanted to keep some links to this innovative typeface created by W. A. Dwiggins. During the development process, the music of Beyonce was also very influential." Read more at Porchez Typofonderie (via Microsoft Typography)

posted by niblog at 07:19 MEST
Monday, 9 May 2005
The Fine Press Book Association
Topic: Typography
The Fine Press Book Association (FPBA) is an organization formed by individuals interested in the art of fine printing to promote printing skills and the appreciation of beautiful books. Parenthesis is the Association's journal. It is published twice a year and is free to members.

posted by niblog at 02:13 MEST
Friday, 6 May 2005
Topic: Typography
I must test the online font editor BitFontMaker "Create, edit, and save your own truetype pixel font" (via metafilter)

See also: George Williams' free Open Source UNIX-based font editor FontForge and Luc Devroye's links to Font creation programs

posted by niblog at 07:45 MEST
Thursday, 21 April 2005
Credit Where Credit Is Due
Topic: Typography
"What is the font used for the credits at the bottom of a movie poster?" Find the answer at is a movie poster weblog. From images of the latest Hollywood one-sheets to vintage movie posters, this film poster weblog hopes to offer a bit of insight into film key art.

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Saturday, 23 April 2005 09:46 MEST
Thursday, 7 April 2005
Font Fetish
Topic: Typography
FoNt fetiSh - P 11 has created a flash interactive website targeted specifically towards designers who love typography. (via adland)

posted by niblog at 00:24 MEST
Friday, 1 April 2005
Pimp My Font
Topic: Typography
Pimp My Font -- Get ready for "Pimp My Font", a new reality-based TV show chronicling the exhilarating process of custom font development.

"Ascender Corporation today announced it has received venture capital funding to launch an entertainment division to be based in Hollywood for its new TV show: 'Pimp My Font'. Last year Ascender self-funded a cable television series 'More Bling For Your Ring' - a fascinating look at the mobile phone industry." For more information contact Ms. April Foo, the executive producer of Pimp My Font.

posted by niblog at 22:34 CET
Updated: Friday, 1 April 2005 22:36 CET

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