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Dotsies is here!
Posted 18 Sep 2013 - 12:58pm

From dotsies.org
Since latin letters (a, b, c, etc.) are optimized to be written by hand, they take up a lot of unnecessary space. Your eyes have to move at a frantic pace from left to...

How to cite and reference Typophile for academic research
Posted 8 Jul 2013 - 2:43pm

Following a request by a student asking how to cite Typophile for her graduate thesis, specifically, how to cite and reference the same person multiple times from the same thread on a forum with pages as opposed to a single scroll. I checked...

United States navy ditches ALL CAPS message format
Posted 20 Jun 2013 - 10:05pm

United States navy ditches ALL CAPS message format. (From CNN, 2013, 06, 13)

Score one for Bouma.

Goudy suggestions
Posted 11 May 2013 - 2:04pm

I am looking into purchasing the most “complete” Goudy family (SC, OSF, Blackletter, &c.) that is closest to the original which pairs well with Goudy Sans. I’d opt for a larger family that meets the afore mentioned criteria over an “authentic”...

Cattle “branding”
Posted 2 May 2013 - 2:03pm

Decoding the range: The secret language of cattle branding
A really neat article about cattle brands. Below...

Two space, or not two space?
Posted 18 Apr 2013 - 3:59pm

A little something I wrote and posted for a colleague. I can’t seem to open comments on my website and prevent span the way Jared does, so I thought I’d share it here as well. If you have any additional references, feel free to add to the list.

Typophile merchandise?
Posted 2 Apr 2013 - 4:11am

Thoughts for Typophile merchandise? Pitch in if you like. Just a fun idea sparked from another thread. You never know, we may end up with cool matching jackets. Like a bad-ass gang, only with fonts instead of ghetto-weapons (mine is “length of chain...

L’alfabeto è nudo
Posted 1 Apr 2013 - 3:29am

Un corpo per 26 lettere: L’alfabeto è nudo

Purple phonts for Purple Day
Posted 24 Mar 2013 - 10:34pm

On 26 March, feel free to give your profile pics a purple twist in support of Purple Day. International epilepsy awareness day. — http://www....

Different pricing models for typefaces
Posted 10 Mar 2013 - 7:33pm

Keeping in mind I am not a type designer (AKA this might sound like a stupid question), and this may have been discussed in a previous thread…
Over dinner with an (ex)photographer friend of mine we got to talking about the various...

OpenDyslexic web site feature?
Posted 26 Jan 2013 - 3:26am

I was just visiting the OpenDyslexic website and I noticed when I hovered my cursor over the page, a light grey semi-transparent horizontal bar appeared. A feature I have not seen before.


Posting or promoting?
Posted 14 Jan 2013 - 3:10pm

It has recently come up on a few occasions as to where the line between posting for the greater good of the community and self promotion exists. A topic worthy of discussion. To the best of my knowledge Typophile has no formal policy regarding this...

iPhone & Spam
Posted 2 Dec 2012 - 11:37am

Let’s conduct an experiment in pattern recognition, shall we?

iTunes & Helvetica: Cast your vote
Posted 29 Nov 2012 - 7:26pm

iTunes 11.0 uses Helvetica for its user interface. Cast your vote:

1 = Strongly dislike
2 = Dislike
3 = Neutral
4 = Like
5 = Strongly like

Is Euclid inspired by Dessau?
Posted 26 Nov 2012 - 10:08am

Having a conversation on twitter.

This morning I was having a conversation with the foundry Swiss Typefaces (@swisstypefaces). They are in the process of designing a typeface called ...

SkyFonts: Beta
Posted 5 Nov 2012 - 3:50am


Awaiting confirmation. Not quite sure how it works yet, but I’m very curious.

Disfluency disrupts the confirmation bias
Posted 4 Nov 2012 - 8:37pm

It’s quite possible I already posted this.

Hernandez, I. & Preston, J. L., (2013). Disfluency disrupts the confirmation bias. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49(1), pp 178. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2012.08.010


Open-source typefaces
Posted 30 Nov 2016 - 10:33pm

Please help compile a list of open-source typefaces.

I just came across this on twitter:

Open Baskerville

Feel free to...

Subtle increases in interletter spacing facilitate the encoding of words during normal reading
Posted 19 Oct 2012 - 8:43pm

Perea, M. & Gomez, P. (2012) Subtle increases in interletter spacing facilitate the encoding of words during normal reading.PLoS ONE 7(10): e47568. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0047568

— They only measured eye movements. No...

Typographic scrabble
Posted 13 Oct 2012 - 10:02pm

You can transfer funds directly to me at typographer@gmail.com


Can a font make driving safer?
Posted 11 Dec 2016 - 3:49pm

Can a font make driving safer? — News release...

How are calligraphy and type design related?
Posted 5 Oct 2012 - 4:07pm

I created this thread (re-directed from Tombstone typography in an effort to keep it focused) for people to discuss their different views on the relationships between calligraphy and type design.

Posted 21 Sep 2012 - 1:42pm

Just a reminder, if you are new here, post your ID requests on the main type ID board:


NOT in one of the Solved sections.

HELP people ID fonts
Posted 9 Sep 2012 - 7:30pm

When you identify a font for someone, also include how you identified it (book, site, memory &c). That way, you are helping people help themselves at the same time. Two birds, one stone.

HELP people ID fonts
Posted 9 Sep 2012 - 7:29pm

When you identify a font for someone, also include how you identified it (book, site, memory &c). That way, you are helping people help themselves at the same time. Two birds, one stone.