Fab credits, type from “Thank you for Smoking” | 3:00 pm | 3 April 2006
type of Web 2.0 | 3:00 pm | 13 March 2006
Helvetica is the new black, but | 12:38 pm | 29 December 2005
I noticed this some time ago already ( the current look, Disco CoolVetica, dates from May 2004 ) — which means that Helvetica, timeless as it is, and as gorgeous as it is, is somewhat played. What, then, is the new brown? Or is Helvetica’s resurgence a harbinger of a larger trend, towards elegant “classics” that may have been ahead of their time with their clean lines and optimistic, future-looking design?
For one thing, look for a lot more Century Gothic, Elephant, Engravers, Futura, with clear colors. Oh, sort of like I already did over here. I wish the client would send me copy so we can launch that already. HI, MOM!!
New from Under Consideration | 4:04 pm | 3 October 2005
The Design Encyclopedia. It’s just started, and it’s fabulous, and will be moreso as it grows.
This post brought to you by the letters Q and M | 1:34 pm | 3 August 2005
loving! the lig | 12:17 pm |
ring, ring, why don’t you give me a call | 8:34 am | 22 June 2005
& tu? | 8:30 am | 15 June 2005
Wow, cool, here’s something I just learned:
The Latin word et (meaning â€œandâ€?) was first written as two distinct letters, but over time the â€˜eâ€™ and â€˜tâ€™ were combined into a ligature of sorts. Once the ampersand was accepted as a single character, artistry took over and a more flowing design evolved. … The word â€œampersandâ€? is an alteration of the phrase â€œet, per se andâ€? (that is: â€œet by itself [means] andâ€?), which became corrupted to â€œand, per se andâ€?, and finally, ampersand.
UPDATEBut wait, there’s more!
The initial configuration of the exclamation point, which is descended from a logotype for the Latin word io (“joy”), was a capital I set over a lowercase ‘o’. As with the question mark, the design of the exclamation point was gradually streamlined to its present form.
Bare Bones means Comic Sans? | 7:40 am | 2 September 2004
Helvetica Love | 1:18 pm | 25 August 2004
Movie type | 11:11 am |
why do Germans make the best type? | 12:27 pm | 27 April 2004
I’m usually very happy when I find a font repository that contains nothing I need. Unfortunately, that was not the case with this collection of mostly alte Deutsche typography from Dieter Steffmann where I’ve just spent the last hour downloading really gorgeous stuff.
I am a geek | 3:08 pm | 3 February 2003
I got 8 out of 10 correct on this Arial or Helvetica quiz. Yay, me.
Hello Neils? | 8:51 pm | 17 December 2002
Stare at the phrase “Hell on Heels” long enough and believe me, it makes no sense.
When Typography Goes Bad, Part VII | 9:30 am | 27 November 2002
awesome MoveableType trick | 10:08 am | 26 September 2002
How to get proper typographical quotes and apostrophes (like “ ”) without having to type
“ every freakin’ time you need to use them. It’s also advantageous because it separates the content from the style (blah blah blah) and keeps devices that can’t handle all the
’s rendering somewhat properly. DaringFireball has another mod that catches the em dashes, too. Neat! Well, it will be, when I get a chance to fix my MT next week.
via What Do I Know