Catherine Dixon interviews Nadine Chahine
Issue #106 of the Creative Characters series from MyFonts
Fiona Ross on how to design typefaces in a language you can’t speak
“Designing a legible, stylish, and functional typeface in a foreign language whose very letterforms are unfamiliar to the designer seems like an impossible task.”
New font tester from Hoefler & Co.
A new webfont-based font tester for all typefaces from Hoefler & Co.
What Have 90 Years of Studies Taught Us About the Psychology of Type?
“Actually, not a whole helluva lot”
Five Books about Jurriaan Schrofer
“A versatile designer little known outside his own country. His designs for photobooks and corporate identities were innovative, and he helped to organize the design community and elaborate state policy regarding the creative industries.”
The Typography of “Stranger Things”
“The opening of ‘Stranger Things’ is refreshingly simple. It trims the fat and shows only what is necessary to set the mood. More importantly, it proves a lesson I’ve learned time and time again as a designer: you can do a lot with type.”
Making S#!t Ain’t Easy
“I was making a font. It seemed like a pretty simple thing when I started: you create 26 letters, 10 numbers, and a handful of special ones (-!$?%). Wham, bam, thank you ma’am — this thing was going to cost me a few weeks and i’d be on to the next project.”
Finely tuned typography: sweating the small stuff
In this webcast, Dan Rhatigans explains the basics of OpenType features and how to use them in applications like Adobe InDesign.
An observation of typography in Hastings, UK
An observation of typography, lettering and visual communication in Hastings, a town rich in history, in the county of East Sussex on the south coast of England. Ranked third most deprived seaside town in England, the town centre is split into two main areas...
Typesetting equipment that really sucks!
A video about a device used in print shops which is little-known today.
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