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  • 8 Faces Magazine…how have I missed you?

    Apparently, I have been living under a rock.  How has this wonderful bi-annual publication escaped my radar until recently? 8 Faces is pure, unadulterated typophile heaven. The premise is simple, eight prominent type…

  • “Good Typography” The study Microsoft funded so MIT could state the obvious.

    Frankly, it would be an easy target to make fun of this, as I had originally intended. Yeah it seems ridiculous, however, if a large corporation wants to spend a whack of…

  • A typeface where all the letterforms are the exact same surface area?

    The other night a friend and I were discussing letterforms, counters and line weights. The discussion led to wondering what a typeface would look like where all the letterforms were designed to…

  • The difference between “Font” & “Typeface”

    Ever wonder what the difference is between the terms “Font” and “Typeface”? It can be  confusing, the two terms are often bandied about nonchalantly. These two quotes, I feel, are the clearest…

  • Font Of The Moment: Sentinel

    My font of the moment is with Hoefler & Co’s thoughtful slab serif, Sentinel.  “For everyone who’s ever wished Clarendons had italics, everyone whose favorite slab serif is shy a few weights,…

  • Great typeface found in the wild

    I was perusing the fine items at the superb Vancouver Store,  Old Faithful Shop. I happened across this book: http://shop.gestalten.com/books/rock-the-shack.html  I was instantly taken by the typeface used on the cover and…

  • The case of the “Apple Bite” & a lost typeface

    Well this was a really neat factoid that surfaced this week! Gizmodo , Fonts In Use and Brand New were all talking about the font Tektura. A popular font in the 1980’s, designed by Motter Tektura,…

  • Font Of The Moment: Anglecia Pro

    My Font Of The Moment, is Mint Type’s elegant, serif workhorse, Anglecia Pro. I’m looking out for your bottom line here folks, three of the weights and their accompanying italics are  free!…

  • Font Of The Moment: Brandon Grotesque

    My font of the moment, my favourite so far this year, is with the san-serif, humanist font, Brandon Grotesque. Designed by Hannes von Döhren and published by Berlin’s HvD Fonts. I’m hook, line…

  • Font Of The Moment: Alumia [$10]

    My font of the moment is Alumia. A san-serif, uppercase only, display font designed by Maarten Van’t Wout of  Lisse, Netherlands. Great part is it will only cost you a tenner to…