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  • Typography Weekly #64

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      Recasting Electra as Aluminia

      Jim Parkinson tells us about reviving Electra for Bruce Kennett’s W. A. Dwiggins biography.

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      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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      Riccardo Sartori

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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.”

      www.wired.com

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      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.”

      pixelambacht.nl

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      Talks of ATypI 2017 on YouTube

      Watch over 50 talks from ATypI 2017 Montreal on YouTube.

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      This year’s Reading typefaces and dissertations

      New work from the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading.

      typefacedesign.net

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      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”

      www.theguardian.com

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