Extensis has written an interesting article on typographic terminology, where 18 confusing terms are explained. Understanding the distinctions between very specific terms, with all its nuances, can be hard sometimes, and it is crucial to understand them in order to communicate more clearly.
The AZ Project is a wonderful resource of graphic design, an archive of great designers and typographers. It is a site and a book, and we will focus on some designers presented on the book, that by the way can be downloaded in english or italian. Here is its concluding paragraph: “100 graphic designers to […]
Christian Bailey wrote a nice article with basic typography notions: Typography is a central component of design. It gives us an understanding of the heritage behind our craft. It’s one of the primary ways we, as a society, pass on information to others. Imagine a website, a magazine or even TV without text. Typography is […]
FontShop brings you FontStruct, a free font building tool: FontStruct lets you quickly and easily create fonts constructed out of geometrical shapes, which are arranged in a grid pattern, like tiles or bricks. Once you’re done building, FontStruct generates high-quality TrueType fonts, ready to use in any Mac or Windows application.
TypeNeu is a social platform and source of inspiration for all you typophiles out there. We report on the past, present and the future of typographic culture. Typophile is a common diagnosis, and yes this is the cure. Go and take a look! They we’re kind enough to put my feed on their sidebar. Thanks guys […]
Web Safe Typography on Screen for Pixel Perfectionist. Added to the Directory in Tools and Resources.
Wow… what a great resource. Peter Gabor, from design et typo blog (FR), has put together a nice gallery collection, categorized by author or theme, that is a pleasure to browse. Go take a look at the Design&Typo Site. Some examples:
Nice interview over at ideiasonideias.
The Thinking for a Living series is an ever-growing platform dedicated to the concept of open source design education.Lots of resources…Check out the typography section.
Nice idea: MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLEWhether we admit it or not, grids are an essential part of our life. Without grids, our lives would be messier, uglier, and more confusing places to live in. The Art of the Grid products will keep your life in order! Write your shopping lists, practice your layouts, and keep […]