typography

Just found this site that claims to be the Wikipedia of typography. You can look up fonts, learn about typography, get involved in forums, Add your own fonts and knowledge. Looks like it’s pretty early days and there are plenty of holes in the content but you can get an idea of what it is going to be about.

http://typedia.com

All seems to be stuff that Typophile does in some way other. To me it seems a little ill-conceived what does everyone else think? The search tools are not as good as something like myfonts.com, the forum will need to work hard to beat Typophile and the type info doesn’t seem that great to me.

What does everyone else think?

We're proud to announce that the UK t-shirt blog Hide Your Arms is featuring 5 TypographyShop tees in their post on 250 beautiful typographic t-shirts: http://bit.ly/azJcrZ

Only a portion are truly about typography, but all of the shirts feature distinctive typographic treatments.

Now that webfonts are supported by all major browsers, more and more professional fonts are available for web linking. These fonts usually contain a large set of OpenType features, which are only accessible in OpenType-savvy applications like InDesign, Illustrator or QuarkXPress. Browsers have barely supported such advanced typographic features so far. But with the latest Beta of Firefox 4 this is about to change …

http://bit.ly/9FVmg0

see also: http://typophile.com/node/73173

I will be speaking at TypeCon on the subject of my collection of vintage type and design from the English fabric trade and thought I should create a blog which gives a taste of the collection.
It is not complete or well done (I only started building it Monday) but please take a look at it here.

www.textiletrademarks.com

Best regards and maybe see you at TypeCon

Adrian Wilson

Hello,

I was hoping someone could help me - I'm currently trying to find the name of this font:

http://www.fettybe.com/storage/graphics/Strictly%20Rhythm.jpg

And then a free download to re-create it for a project.

If anyone can help, it's very much appreciated!

Hello. My name is Gokko. i have a web site and just designed. Also it is already incomplete.
http://www.heptasarim.com

In index, below menus part, i have presentation area that done in Flash.

Now, i have to design a few banner/presentation/advert image. So, to use true fonts are very important. For days i am searching tutorial about this subject and finally i've found here. In this way i made a decision to ask to you.

İf you analyze that presentation area, you will see other image. But in new images i want to use font/typography much more.

What do you say ? What should i do ? How must i use a font and design planning ?

Thank you.

http://www.heptasarim.com

Hi. I have created a typeface that has been pretty well-received, and I would now like to create more weights of the typeface, as their seems to be a lot of interest in the new weights. However, I can't figure out a good strategy for moving forward.

The process that I followed for the original weight was not very economical and I'm sure it was not the best approach. I designed the typeface in Illustrator, and used the relatively cheap typeface software TypeTool to create the actual typeface. The face is meant to look a little quirky, but I took a pretty geometrical approach to building it -- I know the exact rounding of each corner, and width of each character and line (with exceptions made for aesthetics, of course).

I have recently graduated from a design program (Concordia University, Montreal) and I am looking for masters abroad that would combine both type design and typography (preferably a one-year program).

I was wondering if anyone has information about the quality of the masters in Advanced Typography taught at the EINA school in Barcelona. Apart from their official website, I have trouble finding extra information and comments about this program.

I am also considering KABK's "Type and Media". However, from the information I have been able to gather, it seems like it much more focused on type design, and much less on typography, am I correct?

Finally, any thoughts about the Centro de Estudios Gestalt (Veracruz, Mexico)? Or other suggestions?

Thanks a lot!

Ruxandra

Today I decided to set up a blog and stay on it! I tried wordpress and blogger but wasn't happy with the layout etc so why not put down my ideas on a blog related to a subject that I am very much interested in at the moment?

The past few days I have been following and reading almost every article on the personal blogs of two Lebanese designers: Pascal Zoghbi and Nadine Chahine. I really loved Pascals blog better ( sorry Nadine!)They both did their MA in typography and Arabic type design which is the main reason why I tried to investigate the subjects they researched on and the impact it has had on their work.

I am in a rush to leave but will shortly upload what I have come across in a separate blog :-)

Find my regularly updated blog here:
http://www.terrybiddle.com

So, I'm remaking this logo but need to know the name of the font used to create the original logo. I've included a snapshot of the typeface in the word "GRIP" to possibly help identify it. But I've also included the actual logo in how it was used. Any help would be greatly appreciated.!!!

Is there any way in Font Lab to create glyph specific metrics? For instance, when a capital Y is next to a Capital A I would like to have the Y snuggle up real close with the A, but when the Y is next to a T I don't want it to overlap nearly as much.

Thanks

Typographic sins are those little things novice designers, students and Mr. and Mrs. Desktop Publisher always do with type. You know, putting 2 spaces between sentences, using dumb quotes instead of smart quotes, etc. Well, in an effort to educate the public (or at least entertain those of us who know better), I have designed a poster with 34 typographic sins that I hope people don't commit. Some, like those mentioned above are obvious, others are a little more obscure. I letterpressed my poster at Rowley Press and you can purchase them on my web site: jimgodfreydesign.com.

The bâtarde flamande is a style of writing used predominantly in France and present-day Belgium in the 15th century. The style shares an ancestry with other writing styles traditionally grouped as blackletter—fraktur, textura, rotunda, and schwabacher. It had evolved, however, into an æsthetic far removed from its relatives.
While high-contrast in nature, the bâtarde flamande is more delicate and dynamic than the austere and condensed fraktur and textura. Quick curves lack the rigidity of the schwabacher and rotunda. Flair through swashes is thematic, as are the variations in letterforms.

The bâtarde flamande is a style of writing used predominantly in France and present-day Belgium in the 15th century. The style shares an ancestry with other writing styles traditionally grouped as blackletter—fraktur, textura, rotunda, and schwabacher. It had evolved, however, into an æsthetic far removed from its relatives.

While high-contrast in nature, the bâtarde flamande is more delicate and dynamic than the austere and condensed fraktur and textura. Quick curves lack the rigidity of the schwabacher and rotunda. Flair through swashes is thematic, as are the variations in letterforms.

Introducing Mytype time. Every minute get a new image in this fun clock.

typotherapy+design put on a show of eye-popping type-based posters called MyType. The show featured posters of original typefaces designed by creative director Noël Nanton. The limited-edition posters reflecting his own, very new take on classic modernist typography.

Download it for free.

http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/mytype-clock/id371038016?mt=8

Hello. I've been searching through countless font websites,trying to find these two particular fonts,and I've finally come here. In the first picture,I'd like to know what the font is called that says 'Skatey',and in the second one the one that says 'Celebrate with us!' and is flashing. It'd be greatly appreciated if you found them for me!

-Thanks in advance,
Christopher

Hi, hi, thrice hi.

New member here, and my first post so here goes. I can find any number of articles about generic typography subjects such as terminology, basics about serifs v sans serifs and the like, and then again I can find lots of detailed tutorials about using software like InDesign, but I can't find any good resources about the combination of typography as applied in document design.

Put another way, I'd be very interested in seeing some examples, guidelines, rules of thumb etc. specifically relating to the design of business documents that are readable and functional but a step away from the dreaded Micro$oft Word template sort of documents.

Hello to everyone, i'm a graphic spanish designer.

Recently I knew the judgement of my personal trial with Renault, a famous french car brand, who did an spanish and south-american advertising campaign with some caracters with a typeface that it was entirely developed by me.

Now the process is that my lawyer, specialist in intelectual property, and me are creating the apellation text to try change the judgement (other judge).

When can I copy and sell an expired Typographer's or a current Foundry's type collection if it goes out of business? I am actually being serious when I ask this with sarcasm infused.

I have noticed that roughly in the last 10 years that with the evolution of the internet and software programs, that so many past font specimens have been converted into "updated" versions of typefaces. I realize from previous threads and the comments provided that this takes skill and is really some sort of talent to pull off effectively. That is nice.

Take a look at this retro-style primer for the budding typographer (shame about the name): [http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Hyperactivitypography-from-A-to-Z/497306]

Hi everybody,
I'm a student of master in graphic design and I'm building a new typeface. It's a remake of a hand lettering. The original draw was made by a Oporto's seller.

Here is http://typophile.com/files/hamburg.jpg

I'm showing here for ask your contribution and opinion. I have many doubts about how I can adapt the original design for new caracters. Can anyone help me?
Please, say what do you think about. Sugestions and critics are welcome.
Thanks.

I have a new project that is working with about 60 pages filled with type, can anyone offer any advice?

Are you up for the challenge?

St. Brides presents:

Typography Pub Quiz
Random Project feat. Phil Baines

Thursday 27 May 2010
at the St Bride Library

Bar opens 5.00pm, Registration 6.00pm, Quiz starts 6.30pm.
4/5 in a team. £3 + free drink/Free for St. Bride conference goers.
St. Bride Library, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EE.

http://stbride.org/events

We hope to see you there!

The Random crew.

Hi everybody,
I'm a student of master in graphic design and I'm building a new typeface. It's a remake of a hand lettering. The original draw was made by a Oporto's seller.

Here is http://typophile.com/files/hamburg.jpg

I'm showing here for ask your contribution and opinion. I have many doubts about how I can adapt the original design for new caracters. Can anyone help me?
Please, say what do you think about. Sugestions and critics are welcome.
Thanks.

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