Mandy’s experiments with text effects in CSS are kinda mindblowing—I can’t wait to see her at Ampersand at the end of the month!
Marcin built this lovely little in-browser tool to demonstrate how segmented type displays work at different sizes.
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!”
A blog dedicated to documenting the letterforms on display in Berlin.
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.
By far the creepiest type experiment I have ever seen.
The alphabet illustrated with CSS.
Most of these are pretty over the top but they’re good proofs of concept.
Take all the fonts on your operating system, superimpose them, and whaddya get? This.
A celebration of horrendous kerning all over the internet.
Visualising the Republic of Letters.
A wonderful history of our alphabet. Set aside some time to read this.
A fantastic blog of letterheads. Some of the typographic choices are perfect.
An interesting experiment in making Katakana self-describing.
An editorially managed collection of type-related goodies: "Think of it as FFFFound for all things type, typography, lettering, & signage."
Cameron asked some type creators for samples of their handwriting. They obliged. Compare the handwriting to the fonts.
An abecedarium of knitted letters.
Christmas letters to Christopher Walken.