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slab serif

Indices : Terminology : Slab serif

Egyptian Slab Serif

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Blue Vinyl

Indices : Foundries : Blue Vinyl

Blue Vinyl is a foundry created by type designer Jess Latham in 1997.

Elementos do Estilo Tipográfico

Indices : Books : Elementos do Estilo Tipográfico

Escrita, projetada e composta pelo tipógrafo, ensaísta e poeta norte-americano Robert Bringhurst, esta obra reúne e discute em profundidade os conhecimentos que a história da tipografia ocidental transformou em tradição ao longo dos últimos 600 anos, respaldado por uma linguagem deliciosamente acessível, que a tornou uma unanimidade entre os designers gráficos do mundo inteiro. O título é inspirado em conceitos do filósofo Walter Benjamin.

British Standards for Type Classification

Indices : Typeface Classification Schemes : British Standards for Type Classification



Font Starter Packs

Indices : Typefaces : Font Starter Packs

A recommended list of commercial fonts available in affordable collections, usually on CD. Of interest to students and designers looking to begin building a professional typeface collection.

Canada Type Collection 01
Includes Adore, Blackhaus, Coffe Script, Dominique, Flirt, Fontella, Pendulum, Quanta, Runway, Sailor, Torquemada, Treasury, Heathen and Mayfair. - $299.99
Canada Type Collection 02


Indices : Bookstores




  • Keski-Töölön Paperikauppa Oy

Jan van Krimpen

Jan van Krimpen (1892–1958)

Dutch typographer. His type-designs Lutetia, Romanée, Romulus, Cancelleresca Bastarda, Romulus Sans, Sheldon, Spectrum, Haarlemmer, Antigone Greek (not a complete list). His punch-cutter at Joh. Enschedé en Zonen was Rädisch. The relation between Van Krimpen and Rädisch was difficult. DTL is currently digitalising a few of Van Krimpens designs.

His stamps (designs for the Dutch PTT post published in 1946) where well known and liked throughout the Netherlands.

Articles and books by Van Krimpen:

'On Designing and Devising Type' (1957)

Articles and books about Van Krimpen:


Indices : Terminology : Semi-serif

A post-modernist category of typeface that mixes elements of both the serif and sans serif forms.

Other sans-serif/serif hybrids besides Dead History?
The Best Term for a Typeface That Combines Elements of Both Serif and Sans Serif?

<--! Note: I'm not sure this is the right term, as there are straight text fonts with "Semiserif" in the name. "Hybrid" something or "Mashup" might be a more appropriate wiki page for this type of font. - S. Coles


Indices : Terminology : Superfamily

A superfamily is a set of typefaces released under a common trade name that combines several families across stylistic classes. Members of a typeface superfamily differ not only in weight, width, inclination, optical size and character sets, but also in other design characteristics such as stroke modulation and treatment of serifs — but still share certain other characteristics such as proportions, which allows them to work together. ITC Stone Sans, ITC Stone Serif, ITC Stone Informal and ITC Stone Humanist are four families that form a superfamily.

Multi-font Families?

Jason Walcott

Indices : Designers : Jason Walcott

Jason graduated from Kean College of New Jersey in 1997 with a BFA in Illustration and Graphic Design. He formed Jukebox as branch of his JAW Designs to market his type designs. Much of Walcott's work is inspired by the lettering aesthetics of the ‘50s and ‘60s Americana. Jukebox typefaces are available exclusively at Veer.



Indices : Resources : letrag

Spanish and Galacian language type site with goodies on type classification, font search, a type glossary, font identification, type articles, and related information from others type blogs.

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