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Type Battle 43: Classic Font Emojis
Posted 3 Apr 2017 - 11:37am

This week's battle: Classic Font Emojis

Select a classic font and design 3-5 emojis in that style from the currently available set.
When posting, include the name of the font you chose.
(Thanks to...

Group Brainstorm! Type Battles
Posted 28 Mar 2017 - 11:37am

Let's get Type Battles happening again on a regular basis. What sorts of typographic design challenges are interesting to you? Please share your ideas and we'll queue them up.

An honest conversation about Type ID
Posted 15 Dec 2016 - 9:02pm

It seems if there's an open input field on Typophile, someone is going to stick a Type ID request in it.

Don't get me wrong - I love a good challenge as much as the next Typophile, but I see all the Type ID requests getting in the way of more...

Type Battle 42: B-R-R-R-R! Winter Type
Posted 4 Dec 2016 - 10:13pm

Let's spin back up a community favorite; the Type Battle! Because there's no better way to refine your craft than to get hands-on.

This week's battle: Winter Type
Do you ever gaze wistfully at snow-capped type on the...

Welcome back, Typophiles!
Posted 1 Dec 2016 - 1:28am

It's been a long, arduous road back, but we hope you're as excited as we are!

So what's the new Typophile all about?

First and foremost, all the archives have been preserved and we've even worked hard to ensure that URLs have remained...

Join Typophile on the new Rooms app for iOS!
Posted 24 Oct 2014 - 10:46am

Come join the Typophile room on http://Rooms.me, and share your best mobile pics of typography throughout the day!

Get the app here:. So far it looks like they've only created the iOS version...

Type Battle 42! Draw 3 contemporary additions to Zapf Dingbats
Posted 24 Feb 2014 - 12:16pm

It's Monday, and it's time for a Typophile favorite — the Type Battle!
What better way to refine your craft, than to get hands-on with it?

This week's...

Server sluggishness
Posted 13 Sep 2013 - 12:44pm

Full disclosure: In the last few days, we've made it onto a new Chinese spammer's hotlist, and we've been getting absolutely inundated with page requests resulting in a slow experience. We're shutting them down as fast as we can. Bear with us.

The First Spiekermann Dictum
Posted 18 Jul 2013 - 4:24pm

Because we're talking about it on Twitter, I'm curious to see how many of you are aware of the First Spiekermann Dictum? I imagine that anyone who's set more than a few lines of type has come across the phenomena where a descender in a line of type...

Type Battle 41! Five characters, no curves.
Posted 22 Oct 2016 - 10:57pm

It's Monday, and it's time to bring back a favorite Typophile feature — the Type Battle! What better way to refine your craft, than to get hands-on with it?

This week's battle: Select a five-letter word, and design a set of characters...

Happy 13th Birthday Typophile!
Posted 17 Apr 2013 - 12:00am

Today we celebrate the launch of Typophile, on April 16th, 2000. Hard to believe it's already been 13 years, and still going strong! We certainly wouldn't be here without the ongoing support and activity of this awesome community.


Best web fonts for native languages
Posted 18 Oct 2012 - 11:35am

What are the best web fonts for use in native languages? Could we compile a list here?

Celebrating 12 years of Typophile today!
Posted 16 Apr 2012 - 12:50pm

Typophile launched 12 years ago today. What are your favorite moments in our history? Point out your top threads that have the best entertainment, reference, and/or quotable value.

Happy Birthday everyone!

TYPO SF - Report!
Posted 7 Apr 2012 - 12:57am

I enjoyed seeing a number of you today at Typo SF! For those of you who were able to attend, what were your favorite speakers/moments?

The Long Lost Pangrams Thread
Posted 10 Mar 2012 - 3:43pm

Look what I found!
(File under: Best of Typophile)

Internships and Apprenticeships
Posted 28 Apr 2011 - 6:11pm

With Summer fast approaching, many will begin to look for internships and apprenticeships in the world of type design. Let's pool what we know. Paid or unpaid, what opportunities do you see out there? Who typically accepts interns? Who amongst you...

Type Battle 39 // Digg logotype
Posted 22 Oct 2016 - 7:03pm

This week's battle: Design a new logotype for digg. (digg.com)

Let's show our friends over at digg what a logotype could look like when designed by typography...

Typophile Mobile
Posted 16 Dec 2009 - 4:48pm

Fellow Typophiles,

I've been working on a pet project lately to get a useful mobile experience for Typophile — for those moments when you're on the go and want to get a quick snapshot of what's happening. The design allows you to quickly...

Holiday presents for Typophiles?
Posted 22 Oct 2009 - 4:08pm

Handcrafted Typophile Photo Albums on eBay

For the past several months, my wife (of Tami Jo Studios, http://tamijo.com) has been transforming the Typophile Film Fest 4 posters into some amazing lotus-fold photo...

The Face of San Francisco?
Posted 5 Aug 2008 - 11:14am

If H&FJ Gotham represents New York, what font is quintessentially San Francisco? Where do you look? Coit Tower? Wells Fargo? Trolleys? Street names stamped into cement?

What attempts have been made to capture the face of San Francisco?...

There's a new SOTA in town
Posted 16 Jun 2007 - 4:40pm

There's a new SOTA getting a lot of press these days. While most of the Xbox360 fanboys are distracted by their Halo3 speculation, could it be that this is a brilliant viral campaign to bring national attention to this year's TypeCon?


Map of Online Communities
Posted 3 May 2007 - 1:44am

Typophile is in there... it's one of those tiny islands.... right?

Share your Typophile Story
Posted 16 Apr 2007 - 1:53pm

Today, the 16th of April, we celebrate the seventh anniversary of Typophile. When did you discover Typophile, and how? Tell your story here.

Typophile Holiday Gift Recommendations
Posted 7 Dec 2006 - 12:27pm

What to get the beloved Typophile in your life?
We’ve compiled a list of our top 10 holiday gift desirables for 2007.

01. Spiekermann House Numbers (Design Within...

Typophile "To Do" 2007
Posted 5 Dec 2006 - 12:30pm

We're starting up a new "To Do" list for 2007 for Typophile, and want to make sure we've got your input. What improvements or enhancements would you like to see that would make Typophile a better experience?