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  • Typography Weekly #39

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      Catherine Dixon interviews Nadine Chahine

      Issue #106 of the Creative Characters series from MyFonts

      www.myfonts.com

      Riccardo Sartori

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      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.”

      eyeondesign.aiga.org

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      New font tester from Hoefler & Co.

      A new webfont-based font tester for all typefaces from Hoefler & Co.

      try.typography.com

      Riccardo Sartori

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      What Have 90 Years of Studies Taught Us About the Psychology of Type?

      “Actually, not a whole helluva lot”

      eyeondesign.aiga.org

      Riccardo Sartori

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      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.”

      typejournal.ru

      Riccardo Sartori

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      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.”

      blog.nelsoncash.com

      Riccardo Sartori

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      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.”

      medium.com

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      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.

      www.monotype.com

      David John Lewis

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      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...

      davidjohnlewis.co.uk

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      Typesetting equipment that really sucks!

      A video about a device used in print shops which is little-known today.

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