Typography

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The History of Typography

The History of Typography

Posted May 10th, 2013

Animation, Design, Typography, Videos

A paper-letter animation about the history of fonts and typography. 291 Paper Letters. 2,454 Photographs. 140 hours of work. The History of Typography Until the Digital Age, typography was a specialized occupation. Digitization opened up typography to new generations of visual designers and lay users,… Read More

Typography

Bembo Zoo – Typographic Animals & A Font Fight

Bembo Zoo – Typographic Animals & A Font Fight

Posted April 24th, 2013

Books, Design, Kids, Typography

The website Bembo Zoo is an animated version of the picture book Bembo’s Zoo: An Animal ABC Book by graphic designer Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich. The Bembo typeface is one of the most elegant of the classic typefaces, and its clean, graceful lines inspired… Read More

Videos

Word as Image (by Ji Lee)

Word as Image (by Ji Lee)

Posted January 13th, 2013

Books, Design, Typography, Videos

Challenge: Create an image out of a word, using only the letters in the word itself. Rule: use only the graphic elements of the letters without adding outside parts. “This project started nearly twenty years ago as an assignment in my typography class at art… Read More

Typography

Sign Painters – Masters of Hand-Brushed Design

Sign Painters – Masters of Hand-Brushed Design

Posted October 29th, 2012

Books, Design, Typography

“People used to go to the corner bar where all the sign painters hung out to talk about sign stuff. They were like cop bars,” says filmmaker Sam Macon, who teamed with writer Faythe Levine on the new book Sign Painters (Princeton Architectural Press). Wired… Read More

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Handpainted Type – Saving India’s Street Typography

Handpainted Type – Saving India’s Street Typography

Posted September 4th, 2012

Documentaries, India, Typography, Videos

Handpainted Type is a project that is dedicated to preserving the typographic practice of street painters around India. These painters, with the advent of local DTP (Desktop Publishers) shops, are rapidly going out of business with many businesses and shops switching to the quicker, cheaper… Read More

Typography

Adobe’s First Open Source Typo: Source Sans Pro

Adobe’s First Open Source Typo: Source Sans Pro

Posted August 8th, 2012

Design, Internet, Typography

Source Sans Pro makes a nice headline font on the web, with a nod to classic News Gothic headline fonts of the early 20th century. Adobe typeface designer Paul D. Hunt created Source Sans Pro. “I was drawn to the forms of the American Type… Read More

Typography

Typogami: A Free Animated Typeface Inspired By Origami

Typogami: A Free Animated Typeface Inspired By Origami

Posted April 9th, 2012

Design, Typography

“If you like typography and origami, this should set your heart ablaze: Typogami has letters that look like they’re made from folded paper. Still not smitten? It’s customizable and animated. Designed by Calango for After Effects CS3 and up, Typogami can be tweaked in a… Read More

Videos

Video of the Week: Word as Image

Video of the Week: Word as Image

Posted January 4th, 2012

Design, Featured, Typography, Videos

Challenge: Create an image out of a word, using only the letters in the word itself. Rule: Use only the graphic elements of the letters without adding outside parts. Wonderful video by Ji Lee, the current chief designer at Facebook.

Typography

Ice Typography by Nicole Dextras

Ice Typography by Nicole Dextras

Posted January 4th, 2012

Enviroments, Typography

The Ice Typography series consists of three-dimensional words fabricated in ice placed outdoors that speak to how the viewer’s gaze frames and informs the landscape. The installations have varied from 8-foot high ice letters on the Yukon River to 18-inch high letters set in downtown… Read More