Technically these are typeface allergies. Why? Because fonts and typefaces are not the same thing. Typeface refers to the design of the character, whereas font indicates the particular combination of typeface, size, and effect. So Times New Roman is a typeface, but 12 pt. Times New Roman is a font. But basically they’re used interchangeably nowadays. The point is, whether you call it a typeface or a font, Comic Sans is nauseating.
Chronicle Okay, I am totally obsessed with this font right now. Just look at the perfect thin to thick of the “6″. Aaux Family Nice, clean, not Helvetica, slightly condensed, but not too condensed. Check. Archer A slab-serif that can still operate as a body font. Delicate and bold. Aeronaut I’m a hard sell on gothic typefaces, but this one has just the right balance of ornament and purpose. Coming Together A set of ampersands contributed by hundreds of type designers to create a special benefit font, currently under development. All proceeds from the collaborative font will help Doctors Without … read more
Love problems like ice cream. I mean… there are no [other] words… by: Rob Morris @ Digital Mash
House Industries just let loose on their new website design. Most living type foundaries have been in existence since the dawn of type, maybe not like Guttenberg dawn, but you catch my drift. Despite entering late in the game (1993), House has stood its ground from the get go. Not to mention, two of their key players are Tyler School of Art graduates, my MFA alma mater. Think for a second about what it means to build a website for a type foundary. This is a pretty substantial feat, with some attributes specific to that industry, and that industry only. … read more
photo by Helen Pearson It has always been very clear to me that the reason why I do what I do, and why I love what I do is the multitude of experience inherent to the nature of design. I mean that one of my favorite aspects of the work we do is the insight into endless business ventures and ideas, other people’s aesthetics and general knowledge about things I’d have no other reason to learn or be exposed to if not for design. I love that through design, I’ve learned the ins and outs of how a large scale … read more
Pressed by the Brooklyn based wedded duo at Sesame Press. Now… if that’s not romance… I got in a fight not so long ago with a man from whom I was purchasing a small, SMOOTHED SURFACE, 2×3 inch gift card. When I brought it to the counter, he told me it was letterpress, to which I kindly told him, no, it was not. It escalated from there, but I don’t think it’d benefit my professional image to share with you the details. The card had no depression on its surface, not to mention I could see the wood grain in … read more