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What is this tool called?
Posted 6 Feb 2014 - 5:27pm

I am wondering what this tool is called? The wooden-handled thing with a metal tip the shape of half a heart. Please help! Thanks all!


Logo Type
Posted 30 Apr 2013 - 6:57pm

Hi there!

I am fairly new to vectorizing type and I would like some very constructive and critical feedback. I am very new to Glyphs and that is what I used to build this out (see the below to get all intimate with my nodes). Please let me know...

Mandarin Type Faces
Posted 21 Dec 2011 - 5:58pm

I am looking for some mandarin type faces, specifically some bold slab serif faces.

Would like to find something that is strong and perhaps not too common (i.e. the Times of Mandarin).

No idea how or where to look for something like this...

Typographer Jobs
Posted 16 Mar 2010 - 9:10am

I am a design student with a love for type and print as well as the challenges of type and web. I am looking for some good places to look for a job.

I'd love to work in book design/layout, but I enjoy all kinds of design. I'll be in NYC and...

Modified Script critique
Posted 4 Mar 2010 - 10:26am

Hello all,

I am working on a logo design for a photographer. I am finally to playing with beziers. I'd like some feedback on my progress. Attached is a little process of the modifications.

Let me know if you think something is too much...

What is with this "J"?
Posted 19 Feb 2010 - 1:36pm

I found this in a PDF. I am confused.

This J looks quite strange. Any ideas? It this fine?


1840's Americana
Posted 19 Jan 2010 - 5:39pm

I am looking to make a list of typefaces that would've been in vogue (or that represent the 'in vogue' style) in the USA in the 1840's - 1860's or so.

Any thoughts?


That one type foundry website
Posted 11 Dec 2009 - 3:06pm

I stumbled across a fantastic website the other day and can't seem to remember what it was.

It features (among many other things) info on the type designed by Norm (Manuel Krebs and Dimitri Bruni) for the airport in ?Berlin? i think.. typeface...

The Best Type of this Decade
Posted 9 Dec 2009 - 9:43pm

A whole lot of type has been designed over the past ten years. What are the best of the best of 2000-2009?

So! What are the best typefaces of the last ten years and who are the best new type designers?

Be sure to post links!

21st Century Type
Posted 4 Dec 2009 - 11:31am

Hello all,

I am working on a research-style article about type over the past ten years. In today's information age, it seems that as much happens in ten years now-a-days as did in a century before the industrial revolution.

I'd like to...

I need a VERY thorough critique
Posted 14 Oct 2009 - 10:52am

Fellow typophiles,

I need a very thorough critique of the following piece..


Here is the criteria for the assignment:
+ Format (7.5 by 10...

Hermann Zapf textbook page
Posted 10 Oct 2009 - 11:55pm


I am designing a layout for a textbook about typography and type designers. Here is one spread, a proposed layout with my own text. I'd like a little feedback...

HopeFear Title Graphic
Posted 19 Sep 2009 - 7:24pm

This will be produced about 2-3 feet tall, out of cut vinyl, put up on a wall above some infographics. Thoughts?


Scripts with flourishes
Posted 27 Jun 2009 - 1:32am

I am fairly new to scripts and flourishes. I find them extremely fun to work with, even though I am uuber new to the craft.

Please share your most despotic of critiques...

Graphic design project
Posted 26 Jun 2009 - 3:04pm

(note: this was in the general section until someone suggested it be moved to crit. Since it's not type design, I moved to the design category)


I am working on a project for a design class and it entails a little research.


New Design Project *thread closed and moved*
Posted 26 Jun 2009 - 4:59pm


*Thread closed and re-opened in Design:*

I am working on a project for a design class and it entails a little research.

Check out...

Handmade Type (Critique)
Posted 23 May 2009 - 6:25pm

I am working on some handmade lettering. It is meant to have some imperfections but some of these need a little more work.

Here are some clearer images of the letters...

Bree needs a friend
Posted 19 May 2009 - 6:09pm

Any suggestions of type that would pair well with Bree? http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/type-together/bree/overview.html

The typeface from type-together.

Postcard Design Project
Posted 13 May 2009 - 5:50pm

I am working on a project for an information design class. For the project, we are to gather some data and design a positive piece that exhibits our findings.

For my project, I've chosen postcards! I am really excited about the project. In...

lower case 'k' and sans serif typefaces
Posted 31 Mar 2009 - 1:14am

I am looking for a sans serif font that has the loopey italic 'k' (like in perpetua -- attached). What is that type of letter called anyhow?



What is the best Century?
Posted 3 Mar 2009 - 10:50am

I am looking to add Century to my collection. I keep looking at it and am somewhat mesmerized. So who'd cut the best Century?

I am so far liking Century BQ, ITC Century, Century Expanded EF and maybe some others.

I am looking to...

Questions about Old Style or Hanging Figure Numbers
Posted 30 Jun 2008 - 2:01pm

OK, So I am a huge fan of Hanging Figures (or lowercase figures, or old style, whatever). I know that some sans faces have them, but many don't.

I have altered the...

The Typographer's Library
Posted 19 Jun 2008 - 11:18am

I have a small library (3 books, eh?) of books on typography. This includes:

The Elements of Typographic style by Robert Bringhurst
Thinking with Type by Ellen Lupton
Stop Stealing Sheep and Find out how Type...

A new Slab Serif? Feedback wanted
Posted 16 Jun 2008 - 12:34pm

This is based on some sketches I did yesterday (happy fathers day!). I am wondering if there is currently any typeface like this.

ALSO! What do you think? This is my 5th...

Type and Grammar
Posted 12 Jun 2008 - 12:18pm

Does a typographer need to have a solid understanding of grammar?

I think so. I used to work as an editorial assistant for a number of magazines, and now that I am doing graphic design, I am seeing the importance of marrying my...