18th Annual Fall Typography Surf

All year long, I've been saving up typography references for our annual fonts surf. There are now so many typography knock-off and replicator sites it is almost no longer worth the surf. With Pinterest, and any number of other specialized social networking sites with topics, you're almost sure to get an overload of visual stimulation very quickly. So, sit back and take a little time . . . August 30, 2012

Ancient Calligraphers on iPad

Calligraphy is an art that anyone can practice. If you can write a letter, you can create calligraphy in a really beautiful way with many different styles, dating from 2000 years ago to the modern hands. Now it's on your iPad June 8, 2011

Ten types of GREEN type

10 excellent examples of using type and typography design with color to send visual, verbal and subliminal messages ... and the color is GREEN! April 13, 2010

Type is more than letters

When is typography more than just letters, fonts and faces? When it's used in the illustration process as bendable, foldable, curvable, and moldable. These are superb examples of typographic illustration December 29, 2009

October Surf's Up for Fonts

It's October again and our annual fonts surf continues with more typographic discoveries including A Charming Font, and a special Halloween font from Graham Meade; some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles thanks to Neale Davidson, new Ambigrams; the logo for a community website called Typedia; and a glowing love for the ampersand! September 29, 2009

Delicious typography discoveries

The 15th Annual Fall Fonts Festival fonts surf ends with and look at some spectacular examples of most unusual typography from Google Earth land mass lettering to beautiful scripts in the sand September 29, 2009

Fonts and Type dressings

the continuing question for the good, bad and ugly in type, fonts and typography! Can you believe the "Bread" font? Will you wear Typography fashions? Let's take a look and explore yet more typographic wonders August 25, 2009

The Art of Calligraphy

The birth of movable type dramatically changed the way people communicate, but the Italian artist, scribe and calligrapher named Ludovico Arrighi continued to stand by and practice his own Chancery Cursive. This beautifully slanted form of writing is sometimes referred to as the original italics, however you know it better as Calligraphy. August 7, 2009

History: The Font or the Tale

When the Bayeux font was first downloaded, it presented an intriguing puzzle. Who made it and why? Then we discovered it's an illustration font all about the Bayeux Tapestry, one of Europe's most treasured historic artifacts. Now you can relive the 1066 Battle of Hastings through three versions of the Bas Bayeux Font August 7, 2009

Bodoni Open: beauty of rhythm

Little did Giovanni Battista Bodoni know that when he chiseled his first font that it would become a timeless classic which would endure all time. To understand why Bodoni has been called the "father of modern typefaces" we revisit the many splendid uses of the elegant typeface Bodoni Open August 7, 2009