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Mac OS X Yosemite— Helvetica as operating system font
Commented on Monday, 29 September 2014 - 1:08am

There are some interesting quotes from this year’s WWDC:

Session 204: What’s New in Cocoa

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Maybe autohinting ain't so bad after all?
Commented on Wednesday, 25 August 2010 - 12:22pm

I was not present at the panel, but watched the discussion around it, mostly online, quite closely. The question I had after that was “If reading onscreen is important and growing, why did designing fonts expressly for low res display purpose never...

Student question - Looking for a particular serif typeface with non-humanist strokes
Commented on Thursday, 29 April 2010 - 2:28am

There are quite a bit of slab serifs—newer ones, particularly—that has little stroke contrast: Officina, PMN Caecilia, Vista Slab, Centro Slab from Parachute Type, Manual Slab from Ole Schäfer, etc.

But monoline slab serif with bracket is rare...

Student question - Looking for a particular serif typeface with non-humanist strokes
Commented on Thursday, 29 April 2010 - 11:56am

Serif Gothic’s flares are brilliant. Thanks, Stephen!

Italic or Oblique?
Commented on Friday, 8 May 2009 - 3:25am

I tend to think that an oblique is a sloped Roman. A sloped Roman is always thought of as Roman letterform first, then a slanted variant second (I remember Stanley Morison writing something along this line?)

An italic, on the other hand, is...

Fonts used by Presidential Candidates 2008
Commented on Wednesday, 9 January 2008 - 2:12am

@Sii: about topography: I don’t think you can modify the font used on the map that easily. I’m curious as to why they used Myriad (or, the reason why the default map typeface was set to that.)

Also, I think you meant to say that Dewmocracy “...

Fonts used by Presidential Candidates 2008
Commented on Wednesday, 9 January 2008 - 10:03am

Thanks, Stephen. I’m willing to guess that those designers probably used whatever smart quote feature is present in their design program without first checking a writing manual ;^)

@sii: oops. I should’ve seen the picture of the state before...

Fonts used by Presidential Candidates 2008
Commented on Wednesday, 9 January 2008 - 9:41pm

Oh, the good guys at 37signals were right, “The most functional sites probably don’t win a lot of sleek home page contests.”

Could we finally be entering a post-Gutenberg era?
Commented on Tuesday, 20 November 2007 - 1:34am

Sii, I touch on this in my yesterday’s post. The font is Noordzij's Caecilia, so I'm afraid it's neither like Sony or Microsoft ;^)

Could we finally be entering a post-Gutenberg era?
Commented on Thursday, 22 November 2007 - 4:09am

dezcom is here. Now the party can begin ;-)

A little bit on readability: Kindle’s resolution is on par with Sony reader (167 dpi) and slightly higher than iPhone (160 dpi), so I think that reading will be no problem. An interesting touch would...

Could we finally be entering a post-Gutenberg era?
Commented on Tuesday, 27 November 2007 - 4:49am

David,

I would think that a slab like Cæcilia would render better at a lower dpi than a serif (which is what all the previous eBook reader used)—but I don't think that you can't go wrong with having a higher dpi value, no? While I haven't...

Amazon's Kindle
Commented on Wednesday, 21 November 2007 - 2:27am

Unfortunately you're right, Ricardo. Seems that all these talks about staying true to the spirit of the physical book might only be true conceptually and not practically. Their intent and principle may be noble, but their design and implementation,...

Amazon's Kindle
Commented on Thursday, 22 November 2007 - 4:37am

With all these talks, then, why would you ever want to read on an ebook device over a regular book? I’m mighty curious, because our community is pretty steeped in tradition.

For me, it’s a question of habit. I’m used to reading one storybook at...

Help! Weird Screen! being attacked by barcode hash marks!
Commented on Friday, 5 October 2007 - 2:48am

When you return from your thing, can you update us on the problem? Has it been resolved, or are you kind of waiting for the video card to ship and try that?

I am using the same hardware that you do, but in my previous life—when I used to build...

What is the significance of the "rolling block" in Typophile's 'T' wordmark?
Commented on Monday, 1 October 2007 - 2:55pm

Now that you both (kegler and ChuckGroth) mention it, it does make sense as a question mark or ‘P,’ but oh well, ‘7’ it is :)

Thanks, Marc!

What is the significance of the "rolling block" in Typophile's 'T' wordmark?
Commented on Thursday, 4 October 2007 - 2:00am

Dandy!

What's wrong with Copperplate?!
Commented on Friday, 21 September 2007 - 5:26pm

My problem with SpeakUp is more than just navigational. Yes, I highly enjoy their brutal critiques of everything design, but sometimes they are rife with inconsiderate anarchism and lack of appreciation for the past (which are not present in this...

What's wrong with Copperplate?!
Commented on Friday, 21 September 2007 - 1:23am

Says it right in the site. It was Mother NY, a branch of the London office.

Wanted: Chiseled but Elegant
Commented on Friday, 21 September 2007 - 5:29pm

I emailed him in April last year and July this year, and even got the same wording on the responses. And yes, I would do, too!

Wanted: Chiseled but Elegant
Commented on Friday, 21 September 2007 - 1:32am

Try Eduardo Manso’s Bohemia. I wouldn’t say that it’s “traditional Mexico” per se, but it is Latin in flavor.

Wanted: Chiseled but Elegant
Commented on Friday, 21 September 2007 - 12:15pm

Ssh, I would also try to email IIñigo Jerez and see if you can buy his gorgeous faces. Have done it earlier this year and mid-last year and he said that they’re going to be released “in the future”—better check on...

A-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-gh!!! Me Maties!
Commented on Thursday, 20 September 2007 - 12:06am


Q. What did the font pirate use to make the letter B, the infinity symbol and the 3 in his knock-off font?

A. Pieces of Eight!

Lol. So you knew about the song, Sii?

And just so you know, if there happens...

A-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-gh!!! Me Maties!
Commented on Tuesday, 18 September 2007 - 11:10pm

Only you would remember that it is that day of the year again ;-)

Enjoy a Portland classic!

Portland Typophile
Commented on Tuesday, 18 September 2007 - 11:15pm

Well, if this thing ever fly, you're more than welcome to stop by (for a cup of coffee, of course ;-) and say hi.

Portland Typophile
Commented on Wednesday, 19 September 2007 - 7:42pm

I gotta get in touch with Mike, then, who probably know Lis Charman (an ex-Emigre), the associate professor there.

Dan, I'm sure I will come up there sometimes and join you guys. How are the meetings so far, in terms of attendance and topics? I...