Tags: letters

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Monday, June 11th, 2018

Text Effects - a Collection by Mandy Michael on CodePen

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!

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Segmented type appreciation corner

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

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

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!”

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

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

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

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

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!

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

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.

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

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.

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Ari Weinkle — Feelers

By far the creepiest type experiment I have ever seen.

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

CSS A/Z

The alphabet illustrated with CSS.

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Typography Effects with CSS3 and jQuery

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

Monday, September 26th, 2011

the average font - a set on Flickr

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

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Fuck yeah Keming!

A celebration of horrendous kerning all over the internet.

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

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.

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Interesting Letterhead Designs | Letterheady

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

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Phonetikana - the johnson banks thought for the week

An interesting experiment in making Katakana self-describing.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

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."

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Handwritten Typographers

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

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Knitting Letters : A to Z

An abecedarium of knitted letters.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Letters to Walken

Christmas letters to Christopher Walken.