Continuing with our history of Typography, next with type definitions and detail beginning with the Trajan Column, and continuing through the Blackletter, the dark ages, and the forward in time. August 30, 2010
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Now we continue with the Transitional genre of typography, so-called because of its intermediate position between old style and modern -- as we continue the brief History of Typography. August 30, 2010
Why do they call Sans Serif fonts 'Grotesque' or 'Gothic' ? Find out and meet some of the founding fathers in this part five of the "Brief History of Typography" by Thomas Phinney August 30, 2010
Continuing the history of typography we now discover many sans serif type faces and how they became modified with serifs to become the Slab Serif or Egyptian classification with fonts like Rockwell, Clarendon and others August 30, 2010
In this part six of the series, we look at one of the most beloved classifications -- yet probably the most over-used generas: Decorative & Display Typestyles : Wood Type, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Fat Faces and more August 30, 2010
In part seven of our History of Type, we'll look at the script, brush, italic and freehand styles that everyone loves. From basic handwriting to steel brush, to digital calligraphy, the classification is called "scripts" August 30, 2010
The conclusion to our History of Typography covers the latest 'synthesis' fonts, as well as some striking new entries and the 'grunge' movement. This part also includes info about Thomas Phinney, his blog, and the bibliography for the whole history. August 30, 2010
This year's "History of Typography" includes over 200 links to classic and notable fonts, designers, foundries, letter styles, in all classifications and origin. This is a pictorial romp through 68 of the most recommended, and loved type faces of all times. Hope you enjoy the trip! August 28, 2010
Creative news shows us some trends, and hot spots to keep our eye on. This issue's creative notes include: * Exploring Type-Creation Software * Connecting Brands to People * Combining Fonts * What the iPad is Missing * Sketchbook randoms * Mysterious Disorder Type ... and more August 27, 2010
Fred reviews his top book selections for a well-rounded education in typography and graphic design using type, fonts and lettering. Each of these books represents a solid, authoritative aspect of typographic education. If you don't have these on your bookshelf, shame on you. Get them before they go out of print! August 27, 2010