Tag Archives: Fonts

Whence Italics

These two books were printed at the historic Aldine Press in Venice. Founded by Aldus Manutius in 1495, it was among the most prominent and successful printing houses of the time. These works date from the early 1500s and feature … Continue reading

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How to tell your tittle from your swash

Most of us happily read text each day giving little thought to the complex anatomy of the typography on the page or screen. The excellent infographic below created by Micah Bowers will help to demystify the intricacies of letter and … Continue reading

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What The Font

Monotype’s MyFonts font service has created a neat new app for both iOS and Android smartphones which use AI tech to allow users to identify random fonts. The app, which is called WhatTheFont, matches typefaces to an enormous database. There’s also a … Continue reading

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Times New Roman

If you have little interest in typography, then you can safely skip this engaging film about the world’s most popular typeface. But if you pay attention to what you see on the printed page (or on your screens) then this … Continue reading

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Will You Make The Switch

Last week’s news story about 14 year-old student Suvir Michandani’s plan to save the U.S. government $400 million per year by encouraging the switch to use of the Garamond font in official documents went viral. Now the ad agency Grey … Continue reading

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A new Type of Tourism Campaign

Lisbon, Portugal has launched a unique tourism campaign utilizing its iconic tram lines and overhead electrical wires. Lisbon’s ad agency, Leo Burnett Lisboa, has created a new font called LX Type that is based on the tram lines, where letters … Continue reading

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