The Next Type, Fonts, Lettering & cool stuff Surf

by Fred Showker

19th Annual Fonts Festival Okay, so we found these and really liked them (out of hundreds we checked out) -- enjoy the continuing surf for cool type & fonts stuff . . .
* Inconspicuous vertical metrics
* Hey, You've Got Some Font on Your Face
* Bunch & Repeat : Fonts & Fashions
* 10 Common Typography Mistakes
... and more:

Hey, You've Got Some Font on Your Face

the 19th Annual Fonts Fest Fonts Surf

What would Helvetica look like if it were a person? Maybe like one of the models on this Spanish design studio's posters.
      For you typophiles out there, Spanish design company Atipo created this series of posters as an homage to four typefaces: Helvetica Bold, Carousel Medium, Caslon Italic, and Clarendon Bold.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Atipo - via theatlantic.com
click here for another view point See The Cover Shot

Inconspicuous vertical metrics

the 19th Annual Fonts Fest Fonts Surf

There are generally taken to be five vertical measures of note in type design (from bottom to top): descender, baseline, midline*, caps-height, and ascender.
      Started in 2007 by Alec Julien
READ THIS REPORT Full story : I Love Typography by Alec Julien
click here for another view point See another image from the series

Bunch & Repeat : Fonts & Fashions

the 19th Annual Fonts Fest Fonts Surf

From the page of "Bunch & Repeat" ... this report is from Amanda LaMela & Nicolas Sera-Leyva! Amanda writes . . .
      And as quickly as we learned to say it loudly in Helvetica, Plastique Shop creates more shiny irony for us to wear during these weekend escapades.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : districtl.com
click here for another view point See Modeling typography stockings

10 Common Typography Mistakes

the 19th Annual Fonts Fest Fonts Surf

The goal of this post is to help designers and clients understand the importance of good type skills, while avoiding some of the common mistakes. Please keep in mind that most of these mistakes are subjective and can be changed varying on the project, goals or circumstances.
      Below is a list of 10 common mistakes used in type design/layout that can make a large impact in the effectiveness and appearance of your designs, in addition to saving you time and money when dealing with printers.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : www.thedesigncubicle.com
click here for another view point See Looking a little ragged


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