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 a subject that raises passions and it can become a consuming obsession. If this subject is relatively new to you, or perhaps something you want to know more about, then this guide can start you on that journey.
If you want no know more, keep reading it here.
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.
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.
Snoil, a sensitive skin of oil, is a great interactive piece by Martin Frey.
Ferrofluid is a liquid that reacts to magnetism. It is attracted by magnets, pretty similar to iron. This can lead to areas where the liquid partly resists to gravitation when a magnet approaches. Thereby a small bump is formed close to the loadstone. This behavior is enabled by magnetic nano-particles that are suspended in a carrier fluid. Normally the particles are coated with a surfactant to prevent their agglomeration. This results in stable ferrofluid dispersions.
Snake + Oil = SnOil
There are different reasons, why an interesting application for the ferrofluid-display is based on the game Snake: the food pieces are shaped out of the surrounding fluid and are instantly converted to the snakes body after consumption. So the growth in length of the snakes tail comes along with a real swelling volume of the collected fluid. The snake on the screen is steered by a joystick or a keyboard whereas the input interface of SnOil relies on a straighter action: The player holds the whole ferrofluid-basin in his hands and controls the flow direction of the snake by slightly tilting in the according direction. The controller measures this by tilt-sensors.
See the video here.
Chronotext is a growing collection of software experiments exploring the relation between text, space and time. By Ariel Marka, a designer and programmer based in Tel-Aviv.
There´s a very nice gallery at Flickr showing some ads from medical/pharmaceutical magazines “Clínica Rural” and “Glosa” from the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s.
Source: David Airey
From Fontblog I found Manuel Kiem and his fantastic project: the Typecube. It´s a relatively simple but very strong ideia, based on combination of forms. I specially like the way the letters get represented, like if the Y is saying: “I need to have this form, you know, for my brother E to be OK too…” Isn´t this a very essential part in typography?