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My Kingdom for a Font!

Today on the Edge of Innovation, we look at the history of typography and the effect of changing technology on graphic design.

Show Notes

A One-Man Font Shop
The Coolest Font of the Year?
The Feds are Killing Off Clearview
A Font Made Exclusively for Coding



The Subtleties of Metrics and Spacing
Automatic Correction
Comic Sans, Roman, Tekton, Caslon
Powerful Programs for Typography
The Helvetica Documentary
Fonts Send a Message
The Importance of Typography

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The Very First Principle of Typography

Stanley Morison, designer and historian of printing, design of the Times New Roman typeface (1931) and other historical revivals wrote First Principles of Typography in 1929. I recently found a 1967 version published by Cambridge University Press, in which Morison writes…w”hile the principles here set forth apply to the typography of books, the sections dealing with composition may be adapted to the design of newspapers and publicity.” These principles sound vintage to digital ears, but they also are as true today as they were before the digital revolution. What’s more, I love this first paragraph: Designer Resource: Shadow TypeFor even more vintage find by Steven Heller, pick up a copy of Shadow Type: Classic Three-Dimensional Lettering, co-authored with Louise Fili. This beautiful …

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Never worry about font sizes again! (Just use these)

Learn web design. A design book for developers & programmers | Design for Hackers A book that helps developers & entrepreneurs learn visual design. It debuted at #18 on all of Amazon. by @kadavy Learn design with our free email course » September 25 2014 – 01:42pm One of the best ways to establish a clear visual hierarchy, and create a design that converts, is to change the sizes of the fonts you use. Big fonts look more important, smaller fonts look less important. Simple, right? The problem is, you waste time and mental energy worrying about what font size to use. 13px? 14px? 15px? If you stop wasting your time and energy worrying about font sizes, you can start worrying about all of the other important aspects of …

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Font of the day: Lodgecode

Font of the day: Lodgecode | Typography | Creative Bloq TypographyShowcase Sep 15, 2014 12:09 pm Share this article Every day we showcase the best fonts on the web. Today it’s Lodgecode by Jeff Warrington. Here at Creative Bloq, we’re big fans of typography and we’re constantly on the hunt for new and exciting typefaces – especially free fonts. So, if you’re in need of a font for your latest design or just like to keep a collection so you’re prepared, we may be able to help out. Every day, we’re running ‘Font of the day’, where we’ll be posting the best best free and paid-for fonts the web has to offer. Lodgecode by Jeff Warrington Today’s font of choice, Lodgecode, was created by designer Jeff Warrington of The …

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