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'World's Most Sustainable Font' Wants To Save The World Through Typography

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.22.2014 | Arts

Typography is a powerful invention. It is, after all, the design mechanism that brings us the words of novelists and writers in an aesthetically pleas...

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

Gerhard Bachfischer | Posted 04.22.2014 | Arts
Gerhard Bachfischer

How does a font become so hated?

Inside The Font World's Messy, $20 Million Divorce

BusinessWeek | Posted 04.15.2014 | Arts
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Gotham is one hell of a typeface. Its Os are round, its capital letters sturdy and square, and it has the simplicity of a geometric sans without feeli...

This Might Be The Best Way To Teach Children The Alphabet

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.01.2014 | Arts

What do a brain, a Snickers bar, an aquamarine egg yolk and a cluster of breasts have in common? Well, not much, except they're all featured in German...

This Weirdly Realistic Human Typeface Will Leave You Traumatized

Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts

Today in the world of grotesque artistic creations we bring you a typeface made of human flesh. Behold, its teensy pores, straggly hair follicles, cri...

Everything You Need To Know About Colorblindness In One Book

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

According to the online community We Are Colorblind, around 8% of the male population of the planet is color blind. That's a pretty significant fact, ...

Artist Transforms The City Of Chicago Into A Giant Typography Playground

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

It's strange to think that although we encounter letters and numbers all the time, the little guys are normally confined to a page or a screen. That i...

What Are the Perceptible Differences Between Helvetica, Frutiger and Myriad?

Quora | Posted 03.01.2014 | Huffpost Code
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Stephen Coles, Editor, Typographer, stephencoles.org, and typeanatomy.com The quickest way f...

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.

The Incredible Typography That's Been Hiding In Japan's Street Signs

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 12.04.2013 | Arts

A Japanese street is a design junkie's dream. A variety of typefaces abound just above eye-level, in the signs painted by the shopkeepers. Th...

Kathleen Miles

These Posters Of Biscuits & Blues Have A Whole Lot Of Soul

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.26.2013 | Los Angeles

He works with a 'coon hat on, ink under his fingernails and southern blues playing in the background. Kevin Bradley grew up in Greenville, Tenn., t...

A Stunning Typography Experiment Inspired By 'The Great Gatsby'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.19.2013 | Arts

F. Scott Fitgerald's iconic classic, The Great Gatbsy, is firmly cemented in the great American literature canon. Admired for its glamorous, romantica...

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...

Twisted Pictograms

Posted 04.28.2013 | Arts

We know Viktor Hertz as the Swedish artist who made charming pictograms from famous songs and popular films. This year, however, he's embraced a darke...

LOOK: New Art Book For Typography Lovers

Posted 04.06.2013 | Arts

"A public lettering is made unique by the relationships it sets up with what is around it: not a blank page, but the sky, the streets, the sunlight wi...

Typography Meets Science

Posted 03.18.2013 | Arts

Kapil Bhagat, a Mumbai-based graphic designer, has created a typography series that piques the interest of both arts lovers and science nerds alike. ...

LOOK: Where Did The New York Subway Get Its Font?

Posted 03.02.2013 | Arts

"The passenger will be given the information or direction only at the point of decision. Never before. Never after," reads the introduction to the New...

PHOTOS: The Art Of Typography

Emily Gregory | Posted 03.20.2013 | Books
Emily Gregory

Typography is far more than just letters and words on a page. In much the same way that tone of voice can alter a message, typography has the power to communicate a great deal simply through the forms of the letters and their layout on a page.

The Machine That Made the Media

Patrick Myles | Posted 12.25.2012 | Arts
Patrick Myles

Linotype: The Film is a fascinating tribute to an invention that heralded the dawn of mechanical typesetting and played a pivotal role in the advancement of print and publishing.

The Information Dirt Road

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 12.22.2012 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

I'd like to take a page, pun intended, from the Slow Movement and suggest "Slow Information," the ongoing inheritance of the 15th C. technology of Gutenberg. It's still going on, and not just at Colonial Williamsburg.

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 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...

One Kings Lane Goes Art Crazy

Posted 07.25.2012 | Arts

One Kings Lane, a website that describes itself as a digital treasure hunt, began a four-day "Day of Art" exhibition online, bringing the curator's ar...

Awesome 'Truths & Lies' Posters Go Viral

Posted 06.21.2012 | Teen

Sometimes we say things we just don't mean. And there are some euphemisms that have become so universal that we all know the truth that lurks beneath ...

Teen Mags And Drugs: 11 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 05.17.2012 | Home

On bus stops, in magazines, and on TV: they're color schemes and shapes and ideas that we're exposed to every day. We take them for granted, these ima...