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Segmented type appreciation corner

Marcin built this lovely little in-browser tool to demonstrate how segmented type displays work at different sizes.

90 Minutes | Type Supply

Tal Leming’s thoroughly delightful (and obsessive) account of designing the 90 Minutes typeface for U.S. Soccer.

FIFA has strict regulations that govern the size and stroke weight of numbers and letters used on official match uniforms. This made me unbelievably paranoid. I had a nightmare that one of the national teams would be set for kickoff of an important match and the referee would suddenly blow the whistle and say, “Hey, hey, hey! The bottom stroke of that 2 is 1 mm too light. The United States must forfeit this match!”

Berlin Typography – Text and the City // Buchstaben und die Stadt

A blog dedicated to documenting the letterforms on display in Berlin.

Google Noto Fonts

Google’s Noto (short for no-tofu; tofu being the rectangle of unicode sadness) is certainly ambitious. It has glyphs from pretty much every known alphabet …including Ogham and Linear B!

Typography for User Interfaces | Viljami Salminen

The history and physiology of text on screen. You can also see the slides from the talk that prompted this article.

Library of Babel

This is simply wondrous! A microcosm of Borges’s story made real on the world wide web.

We do not simply generate and store books as they are requested — in fact, the storage demands would make that impossible. Every possible permutation of letters is accessible at this very moment in one of the library’s books, only awaiting its discovery.

Ari Weinkle — Feelers

By far the creepiest type experiment I have ever seen.

CSS A/Z

The alphabet illustrated with CSS.

Typography Effects with CSS3 and jQuery

Most of these are pretty over the top but they’re good proofs of concept.

the average font - a set on Flickr

Take all the fonts on your operating system, superimpose them, and whaddya get? This.

the average font

Fuck yeah Keming!

A celebration of horrendous kerning all over the internet.

The origins of abc | I love typography, the typography and fonts blog

A wonderful history of our alphabet. Set aside some time to read this.

Interesting Letterhead Designs | Letterheady

A fantastic blog of letterheads. Some of the typographic choices are perfect.

Phonetikana - the johnson banks thought for the week

An interesting experiment in making Katakana self-describing.

we love typography. a place to bookmark and savour quality type-related images and quotes

An editorially managed collection of type-related goodies: "Think of it as FFFFound for all things type, typography, lettering, & signage."

Handwritten Typographers

Cameron asked some type creators for samples of their handwriting. They obliged. Compare the handwriting to the fonts.

Knitting Letters : A to Z

An abecedarium of knitted letters.

Letters to Walken

Christmas letters to Christopher Walken.

typography - a photoset on Flickr

A collection of books with beautiful typography.

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