archive: typography
October 29, 2009 - 7:04 PM

[typography] - a copied comment from Font or Typeface?:

The correct hierarchy of typographic termi­nology, as I learned it, is broken down into the four Fs.

FOUNDRY: The designer and/or manufac­turer of sets of type. Berthold Direct Corpo­ration is a type foundry.

FAMILY: Related typefaces from the same foundry. Berthold Garamond is a type family.

FACE: The style of the type (regular, medium, bold, etc.). Berthold Garamond regular is one typeface while Berthold Garamond italic is a different typeface.

FONT: A typeface at a specific size. Berthold Garamond italic, 10 point is one font while Berthold Garamond italic, 12 point is a different font.

simply for the joy of the esoteric terminology hierarchy. See Template:Typography terms - Wikipedia if you need more.

March 12, 2008 - 3:35 PM

April 3, 2006 - 4:20 PM

December 16, 2005 - 2:30 AM

[typography] - Steingruber’s Alphabet

The Elephant's Memory is a pictorial language consisting of more than a hundred and a fifty combinable graphic elements (pictograms and ideograms).

good words. Octothorpe, Asterism, Interrobang, Interpunct, Dagger, Guillemets

The map of my alphabet

Hello, My Name Is...

"it's Helvetica, bitches" (more fake signage)

January 7, 2005 - 5:05 PM

October 17, 2003 - 2:12 AM
[typography] - Read Regular, a typeface designed for dsylexia. (via k10k)

February 19, 2002 - 1:17 AM

November 25, 2000 - 1:01 AM
what font do you think in?

May 28, 2000 - 2:56 AM

i like playing with the character map : ‰ Š §
the alt combinations are just fun. alt-0177. alt-0172.
it feels like casting a spell in a text adventure.