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Amazon's Kindle
Posted 19 Nov 2007 - 2:53am

Though I generally shy away from any article that involve phrases like "Reinventing the Book", I’m still mighty curious about Amazon's font selection for its Monday-launched e-book device, Kindle. I mean...

What is the significance of the "rolling block" in Typophile's 'T' wordmark?
Posted 1 Oct 2007 - 2:29pm

Is it supposed to form the number ‘7’ or any other symbol? Everyone has seen it everytime he/she visits, so I’m mighty curious of the real reason for rolling the block.

Portland Typophile
Posted 18 Sep 2007 - 5:23am

A quick search on the web yields the conclusion that there is no notable typographic community (or the existence of type geeks) in Portland, OR.

There has got to be a typophile ’round here besides PLAZM and the Extensis boys. I wanted to start...

Lotsa vintage specimens
Posted 16 Apr 2007 - 8:36pm

So perfect. You have the specimens from foundries like ATF, H. C. Hansen, Stephenson & Blake, Nebiolo, Berthold, etc.

Found via Kottke.org

Garamond vs Garamond | physiologie d’un caractère typographique
Posted 23 Feb 2007 - 3:24pm

Jim Coudal from Coudal Partners:

"So perfect. Design et Typo recently posted about the variety and personalities of various versions of the typeface Garamond. [...

Veer's Valentine Day Card
Posted 14 Feb 2007 - 3:33am

Have a look:

Chris Lozos will love this one, I bet :-)

Romain du Roi specimen
Posted 18 Jan 2007 - 2:08am

Does anyone know if a printed specimen (or high res online images) of Romain du Roi print specimen can be found somewhere in the US?


Unnamed Serif Italic
Posted 14 Jan 2007 - 9:54pm

What do you think?

Typographic Pin-Up Calendar
Posted 2 Jan 2007 - 3:33am

Looks like somebody took Bembo Zoo and ran away with it.


Found via Daring Fireball.

Pun Type Poster Competition
Posted 3 Nov 2006 - 2:56am

I know you've all have been itching for a chance to get back at Chris Lozos after his shameless scare tactic posters series, right? Right?

Well, here's your chance, ladies and gentlemen. Though I have to admit that mine, being hastily made at...

FontFont Store and FontShop Store
Posted 29 Sep 2006 - 11:47pm

So I went to FontFont.com today (choosing Antartica as the continent, as always) and, lo and behold, the new design!

This reminded me of the question that i always had: what's the difference between the FontFont and the FontShop store? I'm...

Penguin's Great Ideas Book Covers
Posted 3 Sep 2006 - 11:28pm

Have a look:
Red Series
Blue Series

What great stuff! I particularly liked Francis...

OpenType support in Notepad, Wordpad and possibly TextEdit
Posted 5 Sep 2006 - 9:06am

When I made a comment in one of Chris Lozos' topics "Ligatures in Word and other wordly mysteries" about how Windows Vista will have a native, low-level...

Typo Puns Abound
Posted 25 Aug 2006 - 8:59pm

Just this one time (and out of boredom), I chose to abandon my usually serious nature. Here's one to start you off. First the image, then a link to its context:

Romain du Roi revival
Posted 1 Aug 2006 - 8:18pm

Has anyone made a revival of the Romain du Roi face? When I...

What Makes an Oldstyle a French, Italian, Dutch or English?
Posted 6 Jul 2006 - 2:27am


So we've been classifying and identifying oldstyle typefaces using the above terms forever. But let's clear things up -- beyond the usual x-height proportion and greater/lower face contrast and weight -- shall we?

I find...

Bulleted and numbered list that hang in the gutter
Posted 28 May 2006 - 10:38pm

Okay, okay, forget the argument about how such things might hinder readability for their lack of differentiation...