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Fantastic idea: a reissue of the NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual!…
Bookmarking this for future reading: List of Latin-script digraphs.…
Request from @colinmford, regarding a font in progress: "Please check frog flesh razzmatazz."
The human eye has three types of photoreceptors, for red, green, and blue. The Mantis Shrimp has 16.…
A nicely made sans serif on this bronze sestertius, A.D. 37-41.
2nd century Roman inscription at the Met, with an unusual 'K' in line six.
I love "Design to Annoy," this project by Erik Askin.…
Friends old and new, I hope I'll see you in October for @brooklynbeta's grand finale.
Hey, is there anyone from @Pinterest listening in, who can help us figure out an odd thing that's happening with image compression?
Funny, it takes no time to see it’s off. But it takes a sec to know what is wrong.
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It's the first week of school and @typesupply did all your homework for writing OpenType features: Class dismissed.
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Amazing: What happens when you translate "Lorem Ipsum." It's like Dan Brown x Umberto Eco.…
I nominate @IBMWatson for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine this. 10 minutes ago on the #ISS #aurora
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BTW there's lots to enjoy in this month's Wired, including "Build a Cyber CDC" by @peterwsinger, an incredibly astute idea.
Nice work by @billysorrentino at @WIRED, coaxing a smart editorial tone out of our Surveyor font. Sober and direct.
Hey @HoeflerCo! Have you though about getting one of these? Could really increase your walk-ins.
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A nice recontextualization of the Vitesse font's motorsports aesthetic, for "Bill's Fried Chicken" in Mississippi:
In case you were looking for the Wikipedia page that mentions both Beyoncé and Charlotte Brontë, look no further:…
You learn something every day: there's Japanese Semaphore.…
"What asphalt tags say about the city" by @UniWatch is just my kind of nerdery:…
One of the odder type-related items I've come across on eBay:…
I don't get worked up about failure to use smart quotes, but I feel very strongly that a smiley should be noseless, :) versus :-)
I wrote an essay about politeness for The Message:… Thank you for your attention.
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From @sdadich, on shooting Ed Snowden for this month's @WIRED:…
Just pre-ordered "Grafica della Strada: The Signs of Italy" by @louisefili. Can't wait!…
You probably know this, but @ThisIsSethsBlog's blog is truly worthwhile.
"There are no monasteries reserved for productive, successful artists who regularly ship inspiring work." More:…
A new vendor writes, "If you like to donut in September that's fine, except to you." Artifacts of dictation software, I hope?
Presenting @WIRED’s September cover: Edward Snowden, photographed by Platon
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A lovely new batch of test prints from @theapparatus. They go FAST, btw.…
Heh… It's true, @Collette_Jon: the terminalectomy is a tricky operation!
#LinkAboutIt United States Postal Service undergoes major rebranding by @grandarmy with typefaces by @HoeflerCo
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For future reference: Terminal command to restore OS X fonts to system defaults:… Thanks, @essl!
Thanks, @_tomconroy. It's the most ahistorical part of The Proteus Project, & my fave, too. Perhaps for the next Discover.typography theme?
More symbols of note. One so seldom sees "rime" in the weather forecast these days.
Twitter's "Who to follow" for me is consistently: (1) a designer, (2) a developer, (3) LeVar Burton.
GlyphNanny, by @typesupply, looks incredibly valuable — especially for first-time type designers. Go get it!…
Type Designers: I just made a new RoboFont extension and I could use some beta testers. Want to try it?… Thanks!
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Could these symbols find life anew, in the hands of some hipster mixologist?
Nice work, @migreyes & @VelocityWong: "The Distance" becomes the first to use Tungsten Rounded on the web:
Jerry Seinfeld wants to be a graphic designer. This is not a joke.
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"A type that stops you in the middle of a sentence and asks you to admire its smartness is a bad type." W.A. Dwiggins
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Here is the microsite of our T-shirt project. We chose our favorite lowercase letters.…
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Quick work: that's our new Tungsten Rounded font on the cover of this month's @WIRED!