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Ground Zero: Memorial Museum's Invisible Ingredients

Paul Gunther | Posted 06.20.2014 | Arts
Paul Gunther

This anonymous little store will endure as the truest testament of what was there and all that was lost. It stands as the purest expression of memory possible: A memory encased in continuing function at the service of architecture and its modern demands.

This Site Is Turning Everyone's Average Handwriting Into A Font And Needs Your Help

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts

Our beloved gadgetry may be on its way to spoiling our ability to recognize each other's handwriting -- visions of the future imagine computers embedd...

Handwriting From Homeless People's Signs Turned Into Fonts, Earning Them Food

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.11.2014 | Impact

When you walk by a homeless person on the sidewalk holding a cardboard sign, you might see an anonymous face struggling to survive. When the team at t...

An Abridged History Of Times New Roman, The Most Famous Font In The World

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.10.2014 | Arts

Times New Roman was first printed on October 2, 1932 in the British newspaper The Times. In the years since, the serif typeface has become something o...

You See Their Work Everywhere. Did One Man Screw Over The Other?

New York | Posted 06.05.2014 | Arts
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Although he says now that the fonts were worth more than $3 million, he signed an agreement that transferred them to the Hoefler Type Foundry for a sa...

Can Anything Save Comic Sans, the World's 'Most Hated Font'?

Gerhard Bachfischer | Posted 06.22.2014 | Arts
Gerhard Bachfischer

How does a font become so hated?

Someone Created A Slightly Less Horrible Version Of Comic Sans

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 04.08.2014 | Technology

Let’s face it, Comic Sans is a bit of a joke in the font world. Its unpopularity even moved one graphic designer to fix the oft-ridiculed typeface. ...

Great Design Made to Measure: Love Letters

Ken Carbone | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
Ken Carbone

Pick a font, any font; typography is today's common currency of communication. Not everyone can draw, or take a riveting photograph but everyone works with type.

Locks of Lettering: Human Hair Typography by Monique Goossens

VisualNews.com | Posted 11.19.2013 | Arts
VisualNews.com

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If Comic Sans Were A Food, It Would Look Like This

Posted 07.16.2013 | Arts

Admit it; we've all spent a bit too much time thinking about the personalities of our favorite fonts. Comic Sans is cute, while Courier New is all bus...

Letters From the Mountain

Sierra | Posted 04.03.2013 | Arts
Sierra

Steve Matteson -- who created the default fonts on the Android and Windows smartphones and the letters players see when they turn on their Xboxes -- finally decided to create a set of letters, he says, "for the sake of making myself happy." He looked to the mountains for inspiration.

When To Use Comic Sans

Posted 09.27.2012 | Comedy

A Redditor posted this sign that a college graphics instructor put up, informing his students the one and only situation when the font Comic Sans is o...

What Fonts Would Sound Like If They Could Talk

Mashable | Posted 08.13.2012 | Technology

Fonts may just look like letters on a page, but the type styles definitely have distinctive personalities....

Helvetica Heroes

Posted 08.10.2012 | Arts

It's a bird... it's a plane... it's a typeface? While Helvetica is undoubtedly one of the most beloved of the sans-serif fonts, we don't often see it ...

What If Fonts Could Talk?

Posted 08.09.2012 | Comedy

We all have our go-to fonts for our different moods. A little Arial for an e-mail, some Curlz MT for a party invite. Well vlogger Jon Garcia decid...

WTF? (What's That Font?) 3 Reasons Why it's Hard to Read the Small Print

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 08.04.2012 | Fifty
Carolyn Bucior

I found myself recently standing in a grocery store aisle, holding a bottle of barbeque sauce at arm's length in order to bring into focus the ridiculously tiny type. When did children with 20/10 vision start designing all our consumer products? I wondered.

Creative Fonts Capture Your Heart, Mind and Imagination

Soren Petersen | Posted 01.29.2012 | Arts
Soren Petersen

Steve Jobs talked a lot about fonts and their importance to people when he created the original Mac computer. We may not really even see the fonts, but we do have an experience of them.

Typography According To The Beatles, Amy Winehouse And Coldplay

Simon Garfield | Posted 11.07.2011 | Books
Simon Garfield

It's a godawful small affair, typography, especially these days with those tiny images you get when you buy an album track on iTunes. The joy of speculating about what an intricately designed and carefully chosen set of letters may reveal about the innards have long gone.

'Try Helvetica' Gives Brazil A Font Makeover

Posted 10.11.2011 | Arts

Helvetica changes everything. Or, at least that's the theory behind Brazilian design factory NOONO's fantastically picturesque Tumblr 'Try Helvetica.'...

'I'm Comic Sans, A**hole': The Font Tells Off Its Haters (NSFW)

Posted 09.18.2011 | Home

We just caught wind of this via NYMag's Vulture, and we can't stop laughing. This stop-motion animation by Joe Hollier brings the beloved McSweeney's ...

The Art And History Of Title Sequences

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Designers, visual artists, and art directors alike all know the importance of good fonts; they are crucial, sneakily underestimated, and can repel or ...

Comic Sans, Papyrus: Ugly Fonts Help Us Read

salon.com | Cary Tennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

On the subject of fonts (or, typefaces, to use the more technically accurate term), feelings often run high. People have their favorites, for reasons ...

TYPOGRAPHY: 'Types We Can Make' Exhibition At MIT Museum, Boston

Wallpaper* Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

With their 'International Typographic Style' - defined by its clean lines and asymmetric layouts - the Swiss blazed a trail in the world of graphic de...

Do Typefaces Really Matter?

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

People have become more aware about the impact of fonts because of computers, but the power of a typeface is still largely subliminal, he argues. Mr B...

eReaders Through The Eyes Of Thriller Writers

The New York Times | PETER WAYNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

What do authors think of the new electronic replacements for bound paper? Some are traditionalists who want nothing to do with electronic readers -- o...