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!
Monday, June 11th, 2018
Saturday, May 12th, 2018
Marcin built this lovely little in-browser tool to demonstrate how segmented type displays work at different sizes.
Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
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!”
Thursday, July 27th, 2017
A blog dedicated to documenting the letterforms on display in Berlin.
Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
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.
Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
By far the creepiest type experiment I have ever seen.
Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
The alphabet illustrated with CSS.
Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
Most of these are pretty over the top but they’re good proofs of concept.
Monday, September 26th, 2011
Take all the fonts on your operating system, superimpose them, and whaddya get? This.
Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
A celebration of horrendous kerning all over the internet.
Saturday, January 29th, 2011
Visualising the Republic of Letters.
Saturday, August 14th, 2010
A wonderful history of our alphabet. Set aside some time to read this.
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
A fantastic blog of letterheads. Some of the typographic choices are perfect.
Wednesday, November 11th, 2009
An interesting experiment in making Katakana self-describing.
Wednesday, April 15th, 2009
An editorially managed collection of type-related goodies: "Think of it as FFFFound for all things type, typography, lettering, & signage."
Thursday, July 10th, 2008
Cameron asked some type creators for samples of their handwriting. They obliged. Compare the handwriting to the fonts.
Friday, June 20th, 2008
An abecedarium of knitted letters.
Tuesday, April 15th, 2008
Christmas letters to Christopher Walken.