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lithoshop: Madeleine Keesing’s color trial proof…lino cut, 22” x 22”.04/05/14 Jon Gourley, Untitled, screenprint 24.5” x 30”, 2013.04/04/14 Great post by Sharon Butler about the insurgent print creeping into the painting world. (via http://www.twocoatsofpaint.com/2014/04/printmaking-sylvan-lionni-at-kansas.html)04/04/14 No, it’s not print-related but too incredible, on so many levels, not to share.

PRINTERESTING · The thinking person's favorite online resource for interesting printmaking miscellany.

PRINTERESTING · The thinking person's favorite online resource for interesting printmaking miscellany.

The Incredible Em & Elastic Layouts with CSS

Almost a year ago, Ty Gossman over at Stylegala asked me to write an article about elastic layouts. The best I could do was a quick email between work. I always meant to come good on that. The Incredible Em & Elastic Layouts with CSS
Choices, Choices, Choices [ So You Want to Create a Font — Part 1 ] T he sheer number of fonts out there ( MyFonts.com sells over fifty-five thousand) is a testament to the fact that there are nearly an infinitude of creative choices that can be made when designing a font. So you want to create a font. Part 2 So you want to create a font. Part 2
Making Geometric Type Work | Typography Commentary Making Geometric Type Work | Typography Commentary For graphic designers beginning to experiment in type design, a geometric or modular typeface is a natural starting point. Illustrator and other programs offer a simple collection of elements such as circles, squares, and triangles which can be combined to create a passable alphabet. This is the same route I took when dissatisfied with the limits of commercial fonts at the time. I twisted and distorted each character to fit into a few simple, incredibly strict rules of construction.
Improved handling of kerning pairs and ligatures in modern browsers using the text-rendering: optimizeLegibility; declaration. The declaration is currently supported by: Safari 5, The Webkit Nightlies & Chrome. Firefox already uses optimizeLegibility by default for text sizes above 20px. Caveats Paul Irish was so kind as to pass on a few bugs that have surfaced. In recent versions of Chromium, mixing optimizeLegibility and font-variant: small-caps will cause the small-caps to not render. Cross-browser kerning-pairs & ligatures Cross-browser kerning-pairs & ligatures
GitHub GitHub Cufón aims to become a worthy alternative to sIFR, which despite its merits still remains painfully tricky to set up and use. To achieve this ambitious goal the following requirements were set: No plug-ins required – it can only use features natively supported by the client Compatibility – it has to work on every major browser on the market Ease of use – no or near-zero configuration needed for standard use cases Speed – it has to be fast, even for sufficiently large amounts of text And now, after nearly a year of planning and research we believe that these requirements have been met. So, how does it work? Cufón consists of two individual parts – a font generator, which converts fonts to a proprietary format and a rendering engine written in JavaScript.
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Typetester – Compare fonts for the screen

Typetester – Compare fonts for the screen
PXtoEM.com: PX to EM conversion made simple. What is an EM? Wikipedia puts it well: "An em is a unit of measurement in the field of typography, equal to the size of the current font." If your font-size is at 16 pixels, then 1em = 16px What is the text sizing difference between PX, EM, %, PT?

PXtoEM.com: PX to EM conversion made simple.

Typechart - Browse Web Type, Grab CSS.

font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 44px; font-style: normal; font-weight: bold; text-transform: normal; letter-spacing: -2px; line-height: 1.2em; Close font-family: Cambria, serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: italic; font-weight: normal; text-transform: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 1.5em; Typechart - Browse Web Type, Grab CSS.
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This Week in Fonts A monumental family from Hoefler & Co, a casual sans by Type Supply, a seaworthy display from Kyle Wayne Benson, a ferry inspired face by Letters from Sweden, an extensive script family from Martina Flor, a strong grotesk by The Northern Block, a functional slab from ReType, and a bright iconset by Symbolset. Continue reading this article The Sign Painter A short film on sign painter, Mike Langley: Continue reading this article Typography. I Love Typography, devoted to fonts, typefaces and all things typographical.

Typography. I Love Typography, devoted to fonts, typefaces and all things typographical.