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Typography Can Save Your Life

The Huffington Post | Samantha Storey | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics

The National Weather Service publishes its forecasts in all caps no matter what the weather. It might be MOSTLY SUNNY, WITH A HIGH NEAR 75, or it coul...

Bringing the Underground to the Surface

Patrick Myles | Posted 05.03.2016 | Arts
Patrick Myles

An exhibition to celebrate this centenary is being held in a quiet East Sussex village where Johnston began to hand draw the first letterforms for the metropolitan underground System.

Building Blocks

Patrick Myles | Posted 04.29.2016 | Arts
Patrick Myles

(First published on Grafik, April 2016) Patrick Myles sings the praises of a beautifully crafted letterform which looks as impressive on a block of c...

We Have One Big Question For Everyone Behind The Met Logo Redesign

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.19.2016 | Arts

I have fond memories of my first sweaty summer in New York, my teenage self loitering around the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, waiting for ...

Stunning Font Collection Reflects The Fleetingness Of Memory

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.29.2016 | Arts

Whether you’ve tried and failed to remember if you turned off the oven in your apartment miles away, or squabbled with a friend over the details of ...

Arial again? Limitations That Affect the Brand

Janet Odgis | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business
Janet Odgis

Consistency is the most important thing to a brand. But for large companies (with hundreds or even thousands of employees) brand consistency is a diff...

‘Refugee’ Is Just Another Word For ‘Human,’ Thanks To A New Font

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.08.2016 | Arts

Toward the end of last year, the number of searches for the word "refugee" increased five-fold. Those hoping to educate themselves about the millions ...

What's Type Have to Do With It?

Janet Odgis | Posted 11.03.2015 | Arts
Janet Odgis

The typefaces you select suggest a lot about your personality; each has a tone and voice and character all its own. The alphabet of each typeface has a distinctive architecture, one that communicates far more than just the basic meaning of words.

How To Fall In Love With Letters, According To A Typography Icon

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.11.2015 | Arts

Have you ever fallen in love with a word? Not for its meaning or the way it rolls off your tongue. Not for the idea it communicates or the vision it s...

The Gorgeous, Disappearing Street Signs Of Paris

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 08.25.2015 | Arts

“Paris is known for its typography,” Louise Fili told The Huffington Post via email. “One needs only to look at the Metro -- the signage is icon...

As Classic Signs Slowly Disappear, This Project Seeks To Write Their History

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.16.2015 | Arts

Every so often, some construction project or another reveals a long-forgotten advertisement, making headlines and giving passersby a brief local histo...

This Is What Dyslexia Feels Like

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 06.19.2015 | Arts

Unlike most fonts, which prioritize easy and swift readability, graphic designer Daniel Britton's recent creation does just the opposite. Meant to rai...

Andrew Lord

The 5 Best Fonts To Use On Your Resume

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Lord | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business

Spoiler alert: Times New Roman isn't one of them.

Maddie Crum

An Easy Résumé Trick That Will Get You Hired, According To Designers

HuffingtonPost.com | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.21.2016 | Arts

Times New Roman -- the font found in 12-point size on term papers everywhere -- has officially been snubbed. According to an article on Bloomberg Busi...

Chasing Glances

Bryan Reimer | Posted 05.16.2015 | Technology
Bryan Reimer

Today's connected world is bound to become even more complex, as devices with screens become even more pervasive. Brands and advertisers will need to work harder to grab your attention -- and legible type is key.

A 3D Font That Reads Like Text, But Can Be Viewed Like Sculpture

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.11.2015 | Arts

Woodblock printing and the innovation known as moveable type have their origins in China. Around 600 AD block prints appeared on the scene, perfected ...

'Comic Papyrus' Is Basically Your Biggest Typographic Nightmare Come True

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.15.2014 | Arts

What's the most hated font in the world? Most of you would probably answer: Comic Sans. A fair guess, given the sheer amount of CS-hating that exi...

15 Free Fonts That Harken Back To Vintage Typography

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.07.2014 | Arts

According to poet and designer Robert Bringhurst, "Typography is the craft of endowing human language with a durable visual form." From the storie...

5 Typography Tools for iOS Developers

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 12.30.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alex Ivanovs

You would be surprised to learn how many successful business became successful only because of their choice of design. Typography can have such a mass...

At a Glance: What Apple Watch Means for Typography

Fueled | Posted 12.09.2014 | Technology
Fueled

Apple's mobile screens have been steadily increasing in size before our eyes. While plenty of attention has been given to the camera quality, sharp resolution, and bendability of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, perhaps it's time we shift our focus on what is to come.

How The Gotham Typeface Came To Define Our Era

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.19.2014 | Arts

This post originally appeared on Slate. By Jacob Covey This is the third in a series of posts analyzing and celebrating typefaces. These posts ...

A Typography Lover's Guide To Finding Unusual Letterforms In Real Life

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts

Pareidolia is that curious phenomenon in which humans see faces in the most mundane places. Whether it's a cloud formation or a random arrangement of ...

The True Cost Of Printing In Comic Sans Is As Horrifying As You'd Imagine

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts

Little printing choices can have a big impact on our environment AND our wallets.

Judging a Book By Its Cover

Patrick Myles | Posted 10.21.2014 | Arts
Patrick Myles

Despite the popularity and convenience of the Kindle, there is still a demand and desire for the physical book.

26 Famous (And Free) Fonts You'll Want To Start Using Immediately

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.21.2014 | Arts

The (free!) typefaces below may not have a place in many graphic designers' playbooks -- see this list for some of those -- but that doesn't erase the...