A trashcan, a tyepface, and a tactile keyboard. Marcin gets obsessive (as usual).
Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
Monday, May 11th, 2020
Using ligatures to create a s*** font that f***ing censors bad language automatically.
Friday, May 8th, 2020
I’d watch this game show:
Welcome to the first installment of a new series on Typewolf, where I’ll be identifying the fonts used in popular things. The focus here is on anything you might encounter in contemporary visual culture—movie posters, TV shows, book covers, etc.
Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
Ever wanted to set some text in 70% Times New Roman and 30% Arial? Me neither. But now, thanks to variable fonts, you can!
Monday, May 4th, 2020
A treasure trove of case studies and interviews.
Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
A really nice open-source font-previewing tool for the Mac.
Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
Sunday, June 9th, 2019
Each typeface highlights a piece of history from a specific underrepresented race, ethnicity, or gender—from the Women’s Suffrage Movement in Argentina to the Civil Rights Movement in America.
Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
An open source version of Bodoni:
Bodoni* is the first ever no-compromises Bodoni family, built for the digital age. Years in the making, this font family includes a whopping 56 font files, ensuring you will have the perfect Bodoni for every situation.
Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
A font made of corporate logos.
Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
The history and restoratin of a neglected typeface, complete with this great explanation of optical sizing:
Nix illustrated the point with an analogy: “Imagine if we all decided that 10-year-old boys would be the optimal human form,” he says. “Rather than having babies, we just shrunk 10-year-old boys to baby size, and enlarge them to the size of a full grown man. That’s kind of what we’re combatting.”
Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
A fun way to play around with the options in variable fonts.
Friday, July 6th, 2018
This is very neat! Test out how Google Fonts will look on your website: type in your URL and away you go. Works well on mobile too.
Monday, June 11th, 2018
Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Here’s an interesting twist on variable fonts: one of variable axes is serificity …serificousness …serifness. The serifs. The serifs, is what I’m trying to say.
One small point: it seems a bit of a shame that there are separate files for regular and italic—it would’ve been nice to have a variable axis for italicity …italicousness …ah, screw it.
Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
Conceding that a typeface is a tool sounds dangerously close to an excuse: toolmakers cannot be held responsible for things made with their tools, or the tasks leading up to those things. They are only responsible for the making of the tool itself. If a person decides to use a hammer to drive home a screw, then so be it. The hammer was only designed for nails. It’s not our fault the typography doesn’t look good. The typeface is just a tool — you’re using it wrong.