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Recent activity on the Typophile Blog has necessitated some changes in order to make this feature more meaningful for the community as a whole. By keeping this open to everyone, we've getting way too much of the wrong content. (Read as: Type IDs, spam, etc) Starting today, the Typophile Blog will only be written by select authors to post typography related content, both original and showcasing other great sources on the web.
If you would like to be an author on the blog, send me a PM with links to your sample content and a description of how you'd like to contribute. Please understand that we'll keep it to a small circle at first as we shift back in the right direction.
In case you missed it a few days ago, Yves Peters broke down the typography of some of the worst album covers of all time.
We're trying out several new automatic spam prevention tools. It's quite possible that you won't notice a thing. However, as we fine-tune how sensitive to make the filters, legitimate content might accidentally get flagged as spam. If so, bear with us. Once we've dialed it in, it will run smoothly behind the scenes and your Typophile experience will remain spam-free.
Contact me if questions.
We were getting a lot of Type ID requests in the the “Solved ID” and “FAQ” forums, so we killed 'em off and moved everything into the main Type ID board where they belong. We'll continue to focus on better ways to flag and sift through solved IDs in the future.
A side benefit: This also removes all those extra Type ID rows that were appearing on the home page, so the Critique and SIG forums move up, appropriately.
If you're a Robofont user, you might find these Opentype FontInfo tables helpful. Thanks to @letterror for bringing it to our attention.
Smashing Magazine tells the story of a bitter rivalry between two foundries, and goes on to ask the question, "What is plagiarism?"
Note the cameo quote pulled from Typophile from our own Nick Shinn. Nice job, Nick!
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For those of you who might not be following the Adobe Max conference right now, they announced this morning that Adobe has acquired Typekit!
From Typekit CEO Jeffrey Veen's announcement email:
"Just a few moments ago, Adobe’s CTO Kevin Lynch took the stage at their annual MAX conference and explained the company’s Creative Cloud strategy. Part of that announcement is very big news for us: Typekit has been acquired by Adobe.
We are thrilled. There honestly is no better place for us to continue building our platform. But perhaps even more significantly, this represents a huge step forward in bringing fonts to the web...
Excerpt from GigaOm:
"On Friday, I heard Jonathan Hoefler, one of the founders of the massively respected type foundry Hoefler & Frere-Jones, explain exactly what it takes to turn a typeface designed for print into a real web font. And it was amazing.
He was appearing at Ampersand — a conference in Brighton, England, dedicated to the art of web fonts — where he stood on stage and announced that the studio has now converted 100 percent of its typefaces for use on the web.
The news was greeted with a sage nod by attendees, but in truth it should have been met with crazed whoops, wild cheers and yelps of astonishment — because it’s really a task of herculean proportions."
So who's headed to TypeCon? They've just posted their schedule for the 5-day typography extravaganza taking place in New Orleans, July 5-10. If you've never gone, TypeCon is a blast and very inspiring. Half the fun is meeting up with people you're interacting with daily on Typophile. You'll be glad you went! Full details here: http://www.typecon.com/program.
Which speaker/event are you most looking forward to?
We'll be taking Typophile offline at 12:00AM EST (9:00PM PST) today (11 June 2011) for maintenance and software upgrades. We plan to have everything patched and back online as soon as possible, but may be down for most of Sunday 6/12 to perform all necessary tests.
No site design/function changes are expected at this time.
Direct any inquiries to me at email@example.com (or comment below.)