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Contraband Playing Cards

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Designed by Joe White, Contraband Playing Cards were inspired by secret societies, conspiracy theories, and everything unknown. Laced with gold, structured around custom typography, these playing cards use an art deco approach to create a one of a kind design. With intricate details, this deck is shielded in gold and black foil.
If playing with real cards is not your thing, or if you are getting a hard time finding players to join you at the table, you can go ahead and try a virtual game table like Netbet Online Casino, for a blackjack or poker game.

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Type Nite NYC

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If you happen to be in New York on July 16, don’t miss a great evening with Type Nite NYC at the Strand. Featuring Ellen Lupton, Abbott Miller, Tobias Frere-Jones, and Peter Mendelsund talking about mess-ups and do-overs in typography. If you are not in New York (like unfortunately it’s my case), you can tune in to the live stream or participate in the Q&A via Twitter.

More info at the Princeton Architecture Press BlogThis event is sponsored by Princeton Architectural Press, The Type Directors Club, and Designers & Books.

Muriza – A modest slab with temptious curves.

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Muriza is a collaborative slab serif type family with decent character and distinctive curves. The typeface started as a student project in 2011, has been revised extensively, and now is published by Jürgen Schwarz and Jakob Runge. A total of eighteen styles enable various applications, reinforced with several OpenType layout features. The main focus in development was a balanced design and a harmonious text feeling.

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As an economic slab serif Muriza values harmonious shapes and well working normalcy. All nine weights—such as the uniform, angular serifs—follow a geometric conception. Smooth shapes and partly curved spurs are complementing the clear rhythm.

Influenced by straight appearance and slightly condensed shapes Muriza is ideal for display usage, especially the two extremes: the filigrane hairline and the sturdy black weight. An important feature of Muriza is its range. Each weight provides small caps and matching italics. These are coming with lively spurs, but o the whole the italic stick to the conventional and balanced characteristic style of the upright.

As a student project the first drafts were born in 2011. In 2014 after a thorough revision and huge character extension Muriza is published by Jürgen Schwarz and Jakob Runge.

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The extended Latin character set of 833 glyphs—respectively 636 in italics—supports most Latin-based scripts and also offers certain stylistic alternates for typographic variety.

In addition to linging, oldstyle and tabular figures the typeface includes fractions, currency symbols, icons and matching arrows.