Friday, February 5, 2010

All Things Typographic 2/10

Stay on the cutting edge, typographically speaking!
-- TypeTalk: You ask, we answer
-- Fonts on the Web
-- Typeface (the film)
-- Clients from HELL
-- Bring Gourmet Typography to your company, school, or organization

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TypeTalk: You ask, we answer
TypeTalkQ. Are there guidelines for setting type on a curve? Check it out...

Q. I see so many business cards that contain phone numbers with bad spacing. What is the best way to remedy this? Check it out...

Fonts on the Web

fyti logoWhy can't you use whatever fonts you want on a Web site? Which can you use? Of the still present techno-quirks and design challenges, one of primary ones (for designers, that is) is limitations of fonts on the Web.
Part One: Web-safe fonts

In Part One, we talked about two practical ways to work within current typography limitations on the web: first, using web-safe fonts and, second, treating type as a graphic. Happily, in today's rapidly-evolving world of technology, there are advances on the web horizon that will expand your typographic freedom and increase your font choices dramatically.
Part Two: What's next?

Typeface (the film)
JustTypeface filmine Nagan's feature-length documentary Typeface tells the story of the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in rural Wisconsin. Director Justine Nagan first stumbled upon this museum while on a drive through the Midwest, stopping for an ice-cream sundae in Two Rivers, Wisconsin (arguably the birthplace of the treat). Amazed by the historic block-long warehouse which houses over 1.5 million wood letterforms, Nagan soon began work on her first film for Chicago-based Kartemquin Films, a not-for-profit film studio where Nagan now serves as executive director. Read on...

Clients from HELL
AHell collection of anonymously contributed client horror stories from designers. Not strictly typographic, but entertaining nonetheless. Take a look...

Bring Gourmet Typography to your company, school, or organization
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