Sunday, May 31, 2009

Huge step in web typography

"Every major browser is about to support the ability to link to a font. That means you can write a bit of CSS, include a URL to a font file, and have your page display with the typography you expect. For designers and developers, this is a significant step forward. No longer will you need to trap your content in images or Flash just to express yourself visually. Pages will be more usable, accessible, and indexable. This is a massive upgrade for the web."

Friday, May 29, 2009

Movie Credit Type couldn't get any more squeezed

Movie credit type is getting way too horizontally squuezed on Twitpic

I rented Valkyrie this past weekend and turned to box over to see if that was in fact, Eddie Izzard (it was), but I needed to hold the box perpendicular to my face to actually read the type.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Good Job Conan!

For its new logo, Conan explained his motives: “I wanted a logo that acknowledged the long, rich tradition of The Tonight Show while still looking good on hats, T-shirts, mugs, lawn furniture, notebooks, stemware, urns, defibrillators, water bottles, cell phones, sports equipment, pens, vacuums, chimes and our new line of unisex cologne.”

Where can I order my urn?

Looks like they used House Industries Neutra face. Great looking font. Although they should've used a real apostrophe.

It's a BIG improvement over the last logo.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Beautiful New Typeface - Deliscript

I was thrilled to check my email inbox this morning to find a very nice thank you note from superstar designer, Michael Doret for reviewing his then work-in-progress typeface, Deliscript. You've seen his work most notably the Knicks logo.

He even included a copy of this beautiful typeface. Which I can't wait to use. I wish I had it 5 years ago when I did the Carl's Jr. Pastrami burger commercial. There's a ton of signage in that commercial. I ended up using House Industries Sign Painter (along with real sign painters). But Deliscript would've been a hell of a lot better.

Love the attention to detail. There are so many alternates and different ways to set the text using the OpenType pallete. Love the tails and the ability to make them longer and choose different styles.

Truly a beautiful typeface. Buy it here.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Smallest Typeface

3x3 is a typeface based on a 3x3 bitmap matrix. It was created by type designer Anders de Flon Those are some hard-working pixels.

The typeface has appeared on several record sleeves; a slightly modified version appears on the cover of LFO's Sheath, designed by The Designers Republic.

HT to the magnificent Don Lupo for the find

Monday, May 18, 2009


For some reason, the Y and the Z are missing. Too difficult?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Steve Jobs Fontified

From the artist "This is a typeface-driven design based on the "Here's to the crazy ones" ad campaign from Apple in the 90s, using Motter Tektura, Apple Garamond, Myriad, Univers, Gill Sans, and Volkswagen AG Rounded, fonts present in Apple branding and products."