13 Miles of Typography on Broadway
As the Main Street of Manhattan, Broadway exhibits a catalogue of lettering—from neon lights to mom-and-pop shop signs, from theater marquees to building names. Join Hopes&Fears as we tour the typography of Broadway.
FF DIN - the FontFont success story
One of the type families that undeniably shaped the iconic FontFont library is Albert-Jan Pool’s FF DIN® typeface family. At the suggestion of Erik Spiekermann during a taxi cab ride, Albert-Jan examined the rigid, mechanical shapes of the DIN 1451 Mittelschrift and Engschrift typefaces.
Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2015 is an Emoji
For the first time ever, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is a pictograph, officially called the ‘Face with Tears of Joy’ emoji. There were other strong contenders from a range of fields, but U+1F602 was chosen as the ‘word’ that best reflected the ethos, mood, and preoccupations of 2015.
Font Validator now open source and available on GitHub
Microsoft Font Validator is a tool that evaluates how closely a TrueType or OpenType font adheres to the current font format specification, as well as whether the font meets basic recommendations and deliverable guidelines from Microsoft.
Tenez - Grand Slam Typeface from Plau
“Tenez is a new typeface designed by Rodrigo Saiani, from Plau. As most of our projects, it started from a branding project (Coralinda), further developing into a typeface we felt could solve many designer’s needs …”
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