Typography Weekly #64
Recasting Electra as Aluminia
Jim Parkinson tells us about reviving Electra for Bruce Kennett’s W. A. Dwiggins biography.
Signal Type Foundry releases Pressio
“Pressio is a study in doing things backward. We began with the weight that’s usually drawn last: the ultra-compressed black.”
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The Font Detectives Who Ferret Out Fakery
“Detecting fraud via fonts isn’t as sexy as sleuthing art forgery; it often involves tedious measurements with digital calipers, examinations under loupes and microscopes, charts that track the slight differences between two versions of the Times Roman face, or evidence that a particular form of office printer didn’t exist at the document’s dated execution.”
How Github became the web's largest font piracy site (and how to fix it)
“When a commercial font ends up where it shouldn’t — for instance on a huge, freely searchable database of code — it’ll most certainly break the terms of the license, and once downloaded from there, it becomes a pirated font.”
Talks of ATypI 2017 on YouTube
Watch over 50 talks from ATypI 2017 Montreal on YouTube.
This year’s Reading typefaces and dissertations
New work from the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading.
Ancient Indian text contains earliest zero symbol
The Guardian: “one of the greatest conceptual breakthroughs in mathematics has been traced to the Bakhshali manuscript, dating from the 3rd or 4th century”
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